Massachusetts

Editor’s Note

Boston: A Runner’s Reflection

When called on to comfort and reassure communities stricken by tragedy—be it manmade or act of God—American politicians often turn to sports metaphors. The marathon …

By Max Perry Mueller

The Table

What Romney Wouldn’t Say

During his long pursuit of the presidency, three M-words rarely passed Mitt Romney’s lips: Massachusetts, Mandate, and Mormonism. This first two silent M’s were, at …

By Randall Balmer

The States Project

Connecticut: A Blogger Revisits the Yale Athletic Fields

A Blogger Revisits the Yale Athletic Fields.

By Mark Silk

Essay

Romney and the Jewish Vote: What I Learned From My 1994 Interview

Flash back to summer, 1994. Mitt Romney strode down the corridor, aide in tow, and greeted me in the cramped newsroom. He was eager and …

By Robert Israel

The States Project

Massachusetts: A Teacher Strolls Along the Freedom Trail

A Teacher Strolls Along the Freedom Trail.

By Heather D. Curtis

Essay

What Happened to Romney’s “Evangelical Problem”?

For six years, reporters and commentators have told the American public that evangelicals don’t want to vote for Mitt Romney because he is a Mormon. …

By John-Charles Duffy

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 …

By Barbara Dianne Savage

Profile, Report

When Romney Was a Mormon President

“I must be about my father’s business,” Tagg Romney announces. It is a warm summer evening last July. He stands before a packed classroom of …

By Max Perry Mueller

States of the Union

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

Maine

A Spiritual Frontier Opens for Business.

By Brook Wilensky-Lanford

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THE TABLE

A setting to debate the issues of the day.

Should we teach religion in public schools? And if so, how?

How Should We Teach the Bible in Public Schools?

By Mark A. Chancey

The Dangers of Religious Instruction in Public Schools

By Annie Laurie Gaylor

We Must Teach about Religion in High Schools

By Joseph Laycock

To Teach or Not to Teach?

By Cynthia N. Dunbar

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