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Why We’re Not in a New Gilded Age

It’s not a new Gilded Age after all. For a number of years now, leading economists such as Thomas Piketty, Joseph Stiglitz, and Paul Krugman …

By Heath Carter


The Long American Tradition of Nativist Politics

Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States, possibly including U.S. citizens, produced immediate, and well deserved, condemnation from figures across …

By Robin Dale Jacobson


Teaching Islam in the Age of ISIS

Last academic year, students at my college asked me to participate in two faculty panel discussions on current events: one on ISIS (also known as …

By Amina Steinfels


Pope Francis Comes to Washington

As recently as the 1950s, it was gospel in certain liberal circles that Catholicism was, to take a leaf from Ben Carson, “inconsistent with the …

By Leslie Woodcock Tentler