Law & Order

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

Interview

The Lost Art of Political Compromise: An Interview with Al Simpson

Alan K. Simpson is one of America’s favorite political pugilists. A lawyer, legislator, and devout Episcopalian, during his four decades in national politics, Simpson has learned …

By Max Perry Mueller

The States Project

Alabama: A Son of the South Returns to the Heart of Dixie

A Son of the South Returns to the Heart of Dixie.

By David H. Watt

Report

“But They Are Nothing Like Us”: The Politics of Muslim Men in Prison

“They think that they are us, but they are nothing like us.” An insight or two into the politics of Muslims in prison might be …

By Joshua Dubler

The States Project

Rhode Island: A Resident Hears Dissent in Roger Williams’ State

A Resident Hears Dissent in Roger Williams’ State.

By Thomas A. Lewis

Excerpt

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

Essay

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

Review

When the Court Took on Prayer and the Bible in Public Schools

The Bible, the School, and the Constitution: The Clash That Shaped Modern Church-State Doctrine By Steven K. Green Oxford University Press, 2012 Today marks the 50th anniversary …

By Michael D. Waggoner

The States Project

California: A Dreamer Walks With Cesar Chavez

A Dreamer Walks With Cesar Chavez.

By Luis D. León

Excerpt

The Myth of the Black Church

My earliest ideas about African American religion and political struggle come from my first public memories as a child of the South of the late 1950s and 1960s.

By Barbara Dianne Savage

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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