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Why The Christian Right Is Rejoicing Under Trump’s Presidency

Few would have predicted Donald Trump’s stellar relationship with far-right Christians. But now that he’s won them over, benefited from their political support, and amassed a White House featuring many evangelical conservatives, LGBT protections, abortion rights, and public school funding are on the line.

February 24, 2017
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DeVos Sees Public Education As A Biblical Battlefield

Betsy DeVos is a doctrinaire right-winger who means to destroy public education, replacing it with a system of religious schools that serve the middle class and the wealthy. Implacably hostile to the public commons, she would rip apart a core asset of our democracy.

February 11, 2017
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Without The Christian Right, There Would Be No President Trump

The so-called “Alt-Right” may have grabbed most of the attention since Donald Trump’s victory, but it’s the Christian right that got him over the line. And experts say they are much more likely to influence how he governs.

December 19, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Welcome Back To The Nuthouse

And we’re back. The right wing kicked the year off by freaking out in spectacular fashion to President Obama’s executive actions on gun control, indulging in some pandering to those precious Iowan evangelical ballot punchers, and kicking that dead horse called “traditional marriage” into a pulp. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

January 8, 2016

It All Begins With The GOP

The Republican base is a deeply divided one. The moderates are increasingly marginalized in their party as Evangelical and Tea Party segments grow more defensive of views that are increasingly unpopular and under threat nationally.

December 6, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Proverbs For Paranoids

In times of crisis, we need firm leadership to take decisive action, keen insight to develop judicious strategies, and an unwavering commitment to the sensible, factual, and true. That said, steer clear of each of the following people.

December 5, 2015

Iowa Continues Its Importance For GOP, Despite Spotty Record Of Picking Presidents

Since 1980, when Iowa held its first seriously competitive GOP caucuses, the first-place finisher has gone on to win the party’s nomination less than half the time.

November 29, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Jesus, Get Your Gun!

What would Jesus do? Oppose background checks, naturally.

November 20, 2015

Whither Goes The Holy Candidate?

At the expense of spoiling all the fun, let’s get real about Dr. Ben Carson’s presidential campaign. Carson fans have been slow to grasp that their party’s presidential nominee will need the votes of millions of “blue state” Republicans historically resistant to religious zealotry.

November 11, 2015
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Sanders Preaches Message Of Morality And Justice At Liberty University

At Liberty University, Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sought to make his brand of democratic socialism palatable to an audience of conservative Christians.

September 14, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Come Hell And High Water

Ah, America, where you can simultaneously hold the Constitution up as a holy totem and conveniently forget anything in it you don’t like.

September 11, 2015
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Do Republicans Really Have Happier Marriages? Probably Not

A study by two sociologists supposedly proved that Republicans have happier marriages — but a much larger study showed that the country’s reddest counties have the highest divorce rates.

August 27, 2015

GOP Candidates Court Southern Evangelicals

Bush earned wild applause when he said the government should withdraw all funding for groups or clinics that offer abortions.

August 4, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Drink That Commie Kool-Aid

The end is near, but never near enough. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the increasingly unhinged right wing.

July 31, 2015

This Week In Crazy: The Savage Theorem

There are cranks and then there are cranks. And then there are these people

July 24, 2015

Pope Should Stick To Religion?

“Love one another” — what does that mean in political practice?

July 15, 2015

GOP Lawmakers Vote To Increase Unplanned Pregnancy Rate

The United States has a higher rate of unintended pregnancies than virtually any other industrialized country.

July 11, 2015
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What A Gay Day For Christians

I am embarrassed to hear narrow minds masquerading as God’s spokesmen. If you feel free to say to others that God doesn’t approve of who they were born to be, you are inflicting nothing but pain.

July 2, 2015

This Week In Crazy: ‘There Can Be No Coexistence With The Left!’

Racism, what racism? It’s all the Devil’s fault. Send in the bees! These and other morsels of madness in “This Week In Crazy.”

June 26, 2015
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5 Things To Remember About Bobby Jindal

While it can be hard to distinguish between the different players in this congested contest, Jindal stands out from the pack for the following five reasons.

June 24, 2015

This Week In Crazy: No Such Thing As Church-State Separation

Forget Benghazi — have you heard Hillary’s taste in music? And yogurt is turning children into sinners! It’s “This Week In Crazy.”

June 19, 2015
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Lindsey Graham And ‘The Gay Conspiracy’

If Lindsey Graham were gay — and we should take him at his word that he is not — that might offend some in the GOP’s evangelical wing. But there are conspiracy theories that hint at something even worse.

May 29, 2015

Meet The Duggars: Reality TV Stars And Moral Hypocrites

Despite their moralizing, Josh, the oldest in the long line of children, admitted to fondling several unnamed minors in 2006.

May 22, 2015