Domestic Affairs

Smart Guy

As mainstream news organizations were losing their claim on authority and trust, Jon Stewart used smarts and comedy to establish his own journalistic credibility.

We Would Miss Obamacare

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, at least 10 million fewer Americans are uninsured. The drop in the nation’s uninsured rate is the largest since the early 1970s.

Prisoner's Dilemma

How do we shift national conversations about mass incarceration and disinvestment in public education so that the public sees the connection?

No Man's Land

Samet’s memoir has a bone to pick with American society and the Army itself—both, she believes, failed her former West Point cadets, soldiers who never returned.

Soft Thinking, Hard Problems

The Obama administration's 2015 National Security Strategy is a revealing document, even if it reveals through inadvertence.

Obama's Breakfast Prayer

If a president says anything critical about what Christians may have done at any point in history, he's destined to be attacked for engaging in “moral equivalence."

Latino Pentecostals in America

Gastón Espinosa traces the birth and phenomenal growth of the Latino Pentecostal movement, from Los Angeles, California to Anytown, U.S.A.

A Damaging Institution

Two books on the American prison system: One about the role of religion on the inside, the other on what happens to former inmates on the outside.

'Envy' vs. 'Greed'

Paul Ryan’s "envy economics" label invites a description of his own approach, which would slash taxes on the rich and cut programs for the poor and middle class.

For the Patriots, Without Apology

Isn’t loyalty itself a questionable virtue that can lead people to overlook many ethical issues and to ignore more important moral callings?

Obama: Damn the Torpedoes

President Obama makes it clear that he thinks it’s more important to win a long-term argument with his ideological opponents than to pretend they'll work with him.

The Community College Cause

The GOP and friends of hard work and self-sufficiency should join Obama in seeking to expand access to community colleges as much as possible.
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Book Reviews

The Liberal Arts vs. Neoliberalism

April 20, 2015 | 26 comments

One Nation Under God

April 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Beyond the Abortion Wars

May 4, 2015 | 0 comments

Blackballed

May 4, 2015 | 0 comments

Moral Agents

April 20, 2015 | 0 comments

The World Beyond Your Head

April 16, 2015 | 0 comments

Distant Neighbors

March 5, 2015 | 2 comments

No Man's Land

February 19, 2015 | 5 comments