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Editor’s Note

What War on Religion?

In July of 1844, word reached New York that Joseph Smith Jr., founder of the LDS Church, had been murdered by a mob in Illinois. …

By Tiffany Stanley

The Table

Government Is Not the Enemy, Nor the Only Answer

Last December, the Gallup organization published the results of a poll about what Americans think “will be the greatest threat to the country in the …

By Joel C. Hunter

The Table

When It Comes to Complex Needs, Government Can’t Provide What Matters Most

When Kenny’s mother caught him selling marijuana at age 14, she flushed the drugs and kept the roll of cash hidden in his jacket. That …

By Jedd Medefind

States of the Union

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


A French Teacher Lives Among the Cajuns.

By Max Perry Mueller

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