Evangelical Christians Are Disappointed to Discover That Book Publishers Believe in the Free Market, Too
April 23, 2014
A new book arguing that the Bible is okay with same-sex marriage has landed its publisher in hot water.
Malcolm Gladwell Has Found God (and Glenn Beck)
November 07, 2013
The "Tipping Point" author talks to us about why he visited Glenn Beck, and how he admires faith
Take the World War II Memorial—Please!
October 15, 2013
If architecture is, as Goethe put it, frozen music, then which classical opus is suspended within the granite semicircle of Washington’s National World War II memorial?
The Mormon Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
October 19, 2012
How the revelation to Joseph Smith led to Bain Capital.
Churches to Obama: Tax Us, We Dare You
September 26, 2012
On Sunday, October 7, pastors around the country will try to bait the federal government into investigating them by preaching explicitly partisan sermons. As part of a conservative movement organizers call “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” some religious leaders will endorse Mitt Romney from the pulpit. Others may refrain from an endorsement but vigorously criticize President Obama. And some will tell their congregations that a good Christian can only vote for a candidate who opposes gay marriage and abortion.
Mock on, Maureen Dowd: Why She’s Right About the Neo-cons
September 17, 2012
In the twilight years of the New Left, revolutionaries would regularly parse their adversaries’ statements for indications of “objective racism.” Even the slightest irregularity—calling someone’s thoughts “dark”—could unleash a volley of accusations.
Sheldon Adelson and the Jew Card
August 21, 2012
Can you criticize Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson without being accused of anti-Semitism?
Why Mitt Romney’s Not as Bad a Campaigner as You Think
March 20, 2012
As Mitt Romney struggles, yet again, to nail down the Republican presidential nomination, a question keeps presenting itself: Is Romney’s team incompetent?
Brother Romney, Can You Spare a Dime?
February 08, 2012
[Guest post by Jarad Vary] Matthew Bowman has a thoughtful analysis on the homepage that sketches the surprising ways that Mormonism may shape the social welfare policies of a potential Romney administration. But if Mitt Romney is, indeed, obliged by his faith to show general concern for poor people, I thought I’d ask a more specific follow-up: Mr. Romney, what about panhandlers? For some conservatives, it’s an easy question to answer.
President Romney, Compassionate Conservative? How Mormonism May Shape Mitt’s Welfare Policies
February 08, 2012
Last week’s by-now-infamous comment by Mitt Romney—“I’m not concerned about the very poor”—has led the media to ask just how much personal sympathy he has for those less fortunate than himself. But in a sense, that’s the wrong question: Romney has spent a significant amount time and energy as both a politician and a lay leader in his church seeking to better the lot of poor Americans. That probably says more about his personal levels of compassion than an awkward off-the-cuff statement.