George W. Bush


A Moral Guide to Obama’s Foreign Policy

Three years ago today, President Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize. The awkward contexts of 2009 that accompanied, if not overshadowed, the award and his …

By John D. Carlson


Can Obama Win the Latino Protestant Vote?

After John Kerry’s loss to George W. Bush in 2004, I attended at a day-long seminar at the home of Arianna Huffington called “Rebranding the …

By Gastón Espinosa


For American Muslims, Everything Did Not Change After 9/11

“Everything changed after 9/11.” This political mantra has become part of our national life. It is invoked to explain war-making in foreign lands, the creation …

By Edward E. Curtis IV


What Psychology Teaches Us About Moral and Political Divides

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and ReligionBy Jonathan HaidtPantheon, 2012  Right after John Kerry’s devastating loss to George W. Bush …

By Jesse Singal


Why is American Foreign Policy so Religious?

On September 11, with the nation stunned by surprise al Qaeda terrorist attacks, the president mounted the pulpit of the National Cathedral in Washington. From …

By Andrew Preston

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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