A Berkeley academic empathizes with antigovernment Louisianans.
It’s hard to ignore the crushing, emotional response from many of the evangelical movement’s leaders.
My friend in Germany called the night after the election. He was upset.
White Christians have an obligation to face white nationalism head-on.
Practice the beatitudes. Speak truth to power. Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.
As we wake up to the election results, and the news that a large chunk of the voting block were white Christians, we see that the soul of our nation is hollowed and charred.
Understanding an election requires stories. Last night, our stories proved inadequate.
The religious right, as we know it, isn’t very old. Nor is it static.
The consequences of this election have been dire for a long time.
We have now heard Donald Trump’s words, literally ad nauseam, as he boasted about forcing himself on women, kissing them and grabbing them. Now, while the Republican Party implodes, many conservative evangelicals are brushing off the comments.
Some riots protest injustice. Others perpetuate it.
Trump's point was about Russia and cybersecurity. Why did his (theoretical) hacker need to be fat?
In 1900, W.E.B. Du Bois named the color line as the problem of the 20th century. The color line, which still persists, is on trial this presidential election. While Donald Trump polls low among black voters, these numbers have improved slightly.
At his inauguration on January 20, 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower took an unprecedented step: after taking the oath of office, he led the nation in prayer. During his prayer, which historian Kevin Kruse notes helped make Eisenhower’s inauguration as much a “religious consecration” as a “political ceremony,” the new president asked God to “make full and complete [the executive branch’s] dedication to the service of the people.” Eisenhower’s professed dedication to serve all the citizens of the United States and his willingness to rely upon God’s help were not entirely new.
More jobs would help, says J. D. Vance. So would a stronger work ethic.