Law & Order

Essay

Tracking Hate: Islam and Race After the Presidential Election

On November 21, Maha Sayed, an attorney for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, called for an investigation into the actions of a kindergarten teacher in …

By Ilyse R. Morgenstein Fuerst

Interview

The Quest for Confident Pluralism: An Interview with John Inazu

This election exposed America’s fissures. It feels as if we are in the midst of a political and cultural civil war. We are still grappling …

By Gordon Haber

Editor’s Note

Where Do We Go from Here?

The 2016 election is history, and several things are clearer to us now than they were before. It turns out that vast swaths of Americans …

By Marie Griffith

Essay

The Revival of the Old Religious Right

The obituary has been written many times over. The old-guard Religious Right would be diminished, perhaps vanquished, over its support of Donald Trump. In its …

By Tiffany Stanley

Essay

The Religious Right’s Power Grab: How Outside Activists Became Inside Operatives

Since a leaked 2005 Access Hollywood audiotape revealed Donald Trump bragging about how he sexually assaulted women—something he dismissed as “locker room banter”—more than a …

By Neil J. Young

Essay

The New White Nationalists?

There’s a 1920s Klan pamphlet, The Menace of Modern Immigration, that is worth recalling in the lead-up to the current presidential election. Written by H.W. …

By Kelly J. Baker

Report

The Conflicted Catholicism of Tim Kaine

On a recent conference call with the voter outreach group Catholics for Hillary, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine trotted out his faith credentials. He spoke …

By Megan Sweas

Essay

An Atheist for President?

When Donald Trump spoke to a group of evangelical leaders in New York early this past summer, he insinuated that Hillary Clinton’s Christian faith was …

By Leigh Eric Schmidt

Review

The Mormon Council of Fifty: What Joseph Smith’s Secret Records Reveal

In 1844, the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith surrendered himself to state authorities after destroying an anti-Mormon printing press in Nauvoo, Illinois. When he was sent …

By Benjamin E. Park

Interview

What Phyllis Schlafly Believed: An Unreleased Interview with the Late Anti-Feminist Activist

Phyllis Schlafly, who died yesterday at the age of 92, will long be remembered as one of the most politically consequential figures of her time. …

By Marie Griffith

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.

By Sarah Stankorb

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