We are all accustomed to players acknowledging God's help. But just in case the divisiveness of religion had passed unnoticed, CBS, which will televise the Super Bowl, agreed to air an advocacy ad by Focus on the Family, a devotedly religious group.
I don't get misty-eyed for the days of bipartisanism. After all, the bipartisan consensus on U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War was nothing to get nostalgic about. But when people start pulling out their guns, I start to worry.
For fasting to be truly universal, its benefits must extend beyond the fraternal ties of Muslims to forge a common humanity with others. Fasting is meant to impart a sense of what it means to be truly human.