Deconstructing the Republican Jesus
Biblical scholar Tony Keddie shows how the conservative movement enlisted the Bible to help its cause.
by Aaron Klink
Democrats and Republicans both follow liberalism's playbook
Both parties advocate freeing individuals to pursue self-interested goals, argues Patrick Deneen. This has fractured society.
Political activism and the God gap
Religious polarization among activists and voters exists, in ever-increasing quantity. The question is, why?
by James Guth
Empowered women in the religious right
It would be easy for those of us who lean to the left of the political spectrum to dismiss the right by saying that they are waging a war on women, but that would deny the whole picture. What about Sarah Palin? What about Michelle Bachmann? And what about the other Grizzly Mamas who are being plucked, groomed and prepared as we speak?
Avoiding the trappings of power
On many accounts, it would be good to learn from the religious right and their demise. What happened? Why did they fall into irrelevancy? Can we avoid the same problems? How?
The primary problem with American political culture is that almost all of our scrutiny goes to the human beings running for president.
Beyond condemning violence
Our hearts go out to the victims [of the gurdwara shooting in Wisconsin] and their families, as we all struggle to comprehend the evil that begets this terrible violence.
Personally, I don't think we have to struggle too hard.