John Hamre, president and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, remarks on the importance of the religious impulse in foreign policy and government's "intellectual blinders" when it comes to understanding religion's role.
A government advisory committee recommended that 11- and 12-year-old girls be routinely vaccinated against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer. The vaccine is most effective when it’s administered to girls before they become sexually active. But with the potential for premarital sex involved, the recommendation has been caught between science, politics and religion. More