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The States Project

Colorado: A Scholar Drives Through a Swing State

A Scholar Drives Through a Swing State.

By Paul Harvey

The States Project

Connecticut: A Blogger Revisits the Yale Athletic Fields

A Blogger Revisits the Yale Athletic Fields.

By Mark Silk

Essay

Why Mormon Men Love “Church Ball” and Are Scared of Homosexuality

Mormon men play a lot of basketball. Every Saturday morning across the country, Mormon men gather for a strange liturgy of “Church Ball” in the …

By Kristine Haglund

Profile

Meet Derrick Harkins, the Pastor Behind the Democratic Party’s Faith Outreach

CHARLOTTE — “Faith is an integral part of the Democratic Party,” the Reverend Derrick Harkins proclaimed Wednesday as he kicked off a panel on religion …

By Elizabeth Dias

Review

Vampires, Gay Rights, and the Political Underpinnings of HBO’s True Blood

HBO’s True Blood has always been saturated with political commentary. The first episode aired in September of 2008, just months before the passage of California’s …

By Joseph Laycock

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

Interview

See Me Naked: An Interview with Amy Frykholm

See Me Naked: Stories of Sexual Exile in American ChristianityBy Amy FrykholmBeacon Press, 2011 In her latest book, See Me Naked: Stories of Sexual Exile …

By Amy Benjamin

Essay

American Sisters Haven’t Strayed. The Vatican Has.

In April, the Vatican censured the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCRW), a body that represents more than 80 percent of American sisters. After a …

By Amy Koehlinger

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

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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