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Iowa: A Pastor’s Son Notes When Politics Came to the Pulpit

A Pastor’s Son Notes When Politics Came to the Pulpit.

By Randall Balmer

The States Project

Mississippi: A Historian Challenges H.L. Mencken

A Historian Challenges H.L. Mencken.

By Alison Collis Greene


Paradise Lust: The Lawyer Who Found Eden along the Florida Panhandle

On Elvy Edison Callaway’s hand-drawn map of northwest Florida, the Jim Woodruff Dam over the Apalachicola River looks like the narrow wrist of a giant …

By Brook Wilensky-Lanford

The Table

Let’s Remember History, When Religious Institutions Welcomed Government Support

It is commonplace to complain about government mismanagement of welfare and social reform, and to speak wistfully of days when religious institutions did much better. …

By Alison Collis Greene

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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