Boston

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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

The States Project

North Carolina: A Southerner Mines the Meaning of Progress

A Southerner Mines the Meaning of Progress.

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Romney and the Jewish Vote: What I Learned From My 1994 Interview

Flash back to summer, 1994. Mitt Romney strode down the corridor, aide in tow, and greeted me in the cramped newsroom. He was eager and …

By Robert Israel

States of the Union

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

Ohio

An Atheist Finds (Some) Reasons to Believe in Her Old Church.

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