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A brothel owner who died last month won a recent election in Nevada, and — surprise! — he was a Republican. ​“Family value” voters electing a dead pimp to own the libs: that’s America, and American politics, in a nutshell for you.

The Sasse Situation

The Sasse Situation

As an elected official, Sasse often says great things. But what about his actions?
Oct 5, 2018

Jerry Falwell’s Tough Guy Gospel

The more Christians resemble the ruling party, the less they’ll resemble like Christ.
Oct 2, 2018
What keeps us from falling down?

What keeps us from falling down?

Once again, the moral failure at the heart of American Christianity is exposed for all to see.
Nov 13, 2017
Dear NPR: There Are More Reasons to Reject Donald Trump Than "Two Corinthians"

Dear NPR: There Are More Reasons to Reject Donald Trump Than “Two Corinthians”

Focusing on his “mispronunciation” (again) overlooks a host of much more valid reasons.
May 13, 2017
The Perils (and Positives) of Politicizing Pop Culture

The Perils (and Positives) of Politicizing Pop Culture

Pop culture nerdery won’t save the union but it could help us understand each other a little better.
Nov 19, 2016
Russell Moore: "Can the Religious Right Be Saved?"

Russell Moore: “Can the Religious Right Be Saved?”

Christians must seriously consider what, exactly, informs and shapes our primary identity. (Hint: It’s not Republican politics.)
Oct 25, 2016
Maybe Obama Is Responsible for Trump's Pervy Logo

Maybe Obama Is Responsible for Trump’s Pervy Logo

The logo’s brief existence was long enough to spark an outpouring of derision for its… prurient connotations.
Jul 16, 2016
Regarding Trump

Regarding Trump

Thanks to Trump, it’s rather heartbreaking to be anywhere on the conservative range of the political spectrum.
May 5, 2016

A Cry for Help From Iraq

The world is very far from being a safe and just place.
Aug 8, 2014

“A Long Defeat, A Final Victory”

Methinks there are worse people than Gandalf to consult when it comes to wisdom re. politics.
Oct 30, 2012
Fox Heroes Reveal the Nefarious Liberal Agenda In <em>The Muppets</em>

Fox Heroes Reveal the Nefarious Liberal Agenda In The Muppets

Kermit et al. want your kids to hate rich people.
Dec 6, 2011

The Best Thing I’ve Read So Far Concerning Glenn Beck’s “Leave Your Church” Statement

A thoughtful, well-reasoned article that is respectful to Beck while being critical of his shallow announcements
Mar 16, 2010