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Articles by Max Perry Mueller

Essay

An Evolving Mormon Church Finally Addresses a Racist Past

Last Friday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) made history by confronting its own history. For the first time, the LDS Church …

By Max Perry Mueller

Editor’s Note

Boston: A Runner’s Reflection

When called on to comfort and reassure communities stricken by tragedy—be it manmade or act of God—American politicians often turn to sports metaphors. The marathon …

By Max Perry Mueller

Interview

“Speaking Truth to Power in Love”: An Interview with Jonathan Walton

When he was named the Pusey Minister of Harvard University’s Memorial Church, Jonathan Walton became the latest in a line of prominent African-American ministers to …

By Max Perry Mueller

Essay

2012: The Moment of Mormon Diversity

While he officially secured the Republican nomination last March, Mitt Romney’s primary victories in January 2012 all but guaranteed that, for the first time in …

By Max Perry Mueller

Editor’s Note

What Can Jeremiah Wright and Joseph Smith Teach Us about the American Presidency?

Last Tuesday, Andrew Sullivan’s post at The Daily Beast highlighted what he believes to be the double standard the American media has applied to the racially charged …

By Max Perry Mueller

Profile

Mia Love: The Most Interesting Mormon Speaking at the RNC

Tonight Mia Love takes the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. This speech, delivered during the much-coveted primetime television coverage, will be the …

By Max Perry Mueller

Interview

The Lost Art of Political Compromise: An Interview with Al Simpson

Alan K. Simpson is one of America’s favorite political pugilists. A lawyer, legislator, and devout Episcopalian, during his four decades in national politics, Simpson has learned …

By Max Perry Mueller

Editor’s Note

At Liberty, the Specter of Mormonism’s Own Fight Over “Traditional Marriage” Looms

With his much-hyped Liberty University commencement address delivered this past Saturday morning, Mitt Romney performed a rare feat in American presidential politics. He lived up …

By Max Perry Mueller

Profile, Report

When Romney Was a Mormon President

“I must be about my father’s business,” Tagg Romney announces. It is a warm summer evening last July. He stands before a packed classroom of …

By Max Perry Mueller

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.

Illinois

An Autoworker Reconciles God and Mammon

By Christopher D. Cantwell

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