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Essay

The Paradoxes of Ted Cruz

By almost any reckoning, Ted Cruz’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination presents voters with a paradox—several paradoxes, actually. The senator from Texas styles himself …

By Randall Balmer

Essay

The Democratic Virtue of Losing

Easter, which began yesterday and extends until Pentecost, provides an occasion for Christians to meditate on the consummate paradox at the heart of their faith. …

By John D. Carlson

Review

What Happened to the Jesus People?

Evangelical hippies in the 1970s were known for flashing their “one-way” sign—an index finger pointing upward that signaled an alternative to the counter-cultural peace sign …

By Mark Hulsether

Report

The Moral Vision of Bernie Sanders

Last September, Bernie Sanders arrived at Liberty University, in Virginia, to give a major speech about religion, faith, and the moral bankruptcy of the American …

By Michael Schulson

Essay

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

Essay

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