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How white evangelicals learned to love Donald Trump

by Emily S. Johnson

Evangelical support for the president reflects four decades of political lessons.

Why America Is Stuck With Only Two Parties

by Micah L. Sifry

If the United States ever gets a major new political party, it won’t be built by think tank denizens.

The Demise of the Conservative Intellectual

by Kevin Mattson

Attacking educated “elites” is red meat for conservative politicians. But for intellectuals to go down that same road is a grave danger to our democratic discourse.

The 1965 Political Blunder That Beget Current U.S. Immigration Policy

by Steven M. Gillon

Legislators never considered how “family unification” could produce a chain of migration that would confound efforts to control immigration.

How Nations Recover

by David Brooks

Lessons from British history show that with inspired leadership a country can overcome polarization and economic challenges.

Remembering white allies during Black History Month

by Jonathan Zimmerman

It’s Black History Month. So it’s time to talk about Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr . . . and also Tom Watson.

Republicans want to use immigration policy to remake America’s demography. Here’s why they’re destined to fail.

by Julia G. Young

Policies meant to whiten America almost always backfire.

Our Enemy, Ourselves

by William J. Astore

Ten Commonsense Suggestions for Making Peace, Not War

"Arabs and Muslims Will Never Accept Israel as the Jewish State"

by Daniel Pipes

That's what some are saying.  It's not true. 

The complex history of ‘In God We Trust’

by David Mislin

In his first State of the Union address President Donald Trump sought to link religion with American identity. But the history of “In God We Trust” is more complex than Trump’s assertion suggests..

Beyond the Slave Trade, the Cadaver Trade

by Daina Ramey Berry

For much of the 19th century, when medical schools needed specimens, they relied on the dead bodies of enslaved people.

Congress shouldn’t squander a unique opportunity to honor those once enslaved at National Airport

by Thomas A. Foster

Should the site of a 1,000-acre plantation be named for former first lady Nancy Reagan? Several members of Congress may think so, but any renaming of Gravelly Point Park in Arlington should honor those once enslaved there.

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