from Breakingviews:

Pope’s “authentic” economics make sense

By Edward Hadas
January 22, 2014

By Edward Hadas

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Tales from the Trail:

Married v. unmarried could be the new election “gender gap”

October 24, 2012

Despite the American obsession with voting differences between men and women - the famed U.S. election "gender gap" - there is a far bigger "gap" dividing likely voters in 2012 - the yawning divide between marrieds and unmarrieds.

from Tales from the Trail:

Washington Extra: Sayonara Santorum

April 11, 2012

Former presidential candidate and Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is featured on a button by a supporter who also wore the politician's trademark vest in this January 14, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Mormon faith may hurt Romney in U.S. primaries – poll

November 23, 2011

 Mitt Romney’s Mormonism could hurt the Republican candidate with evangelical voters in his fight for the party’s presidential nomination, but those voters would favor him over President Barack Obama in the general election, according to a newly released poll.

Top Kremlin aide says Putin is God’s gift to Russia

July 9, 2011

(Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin lights a candle as he attends an Orthodox Christmas service in the XIX century church of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God in Turginovo village, about 160 km. (100 miles) northwest of Moscow January 7, 2011/Alexander Zemlianichenko )

Egypt’s Brotherhood faces sterner critics, internal rifts

By Reuters Staff
June 29, 2011

(Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie in Cairo, April 30, 2011/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Egypt’s Sufis see post-Mubarak Islamist threat, consider launching own movement

By Reuters Staff
June 14, 2011

(Egyptians dance to the music of a Sufi singer as they celebrate the birthday of Sayida Zeinab, the granddaughter of Prophet Mohammad, near her shrine in Cairo July 7, 2010/Asmaa Waguih)

Pity the pandering U.S. candidate

June 9, 2011

Politicians pandering for votes on conservative family values issues may want to think again.

from India Insight:

M.F. Husain, Swami Ramdev and the world’s largest democracy

June 9, 2011

M.F. Husain, India's most famous modern artist, died at the age of 95 this morning, not in Maharashtra, his home state, nor New Delhi, where many of his ground-breaking works were exhibited, but in London, where he lived in exile with Qatari citizenship. The 'Picasso of India' has for five years felt unable to live and work in his country of birth.

Muslim Brotherhood says it won’t force Islamic law on Egypt

May 30, 2011

(Mohamed Mursi, head of the Brotherhood's newly formed Justice and Freedom Party gestures during an interview with Reuters in Cairo, May 28, 2011/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany)