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‘The devil is delighted’ to see evangelicals defending Trump and the GOP at all costs: Christian writer

An evangelical Christian writer finds herself increasingly wary of fellow Christians who see it as their duty to defend President Donald Trump and …

Faith

Calling Good, Evil and Evil, Good: How 'Christian Liberals' Twist the Words of Jesus to Wage War Against President Trump - Part I

Posted: Feb 12, 2018 12:01 AM<p>This spring, a group of Christian liberals (yes, apparently “Christian liberal” is a “thing,” not an oxymoron) plans to …

Faith

The True Biblical Response to Illegal Immigration and DREAMers

Posted: Feb 11, 2018 12:01 AM<p>My Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) hosted another error-ridden town hall in Hermosa Beach last week. On immigration, …

Immigration

Has Anyone Seen the President?

Michael Lewis goes to Washington in search of Trump and winds up watching the State of the Union with Steve Bannon.<p>Back when he was president, Barack Obama told me that only two people treated any interaction with him as a zero-sum game. One was Vladimir Putin, the other congressional Republicans. …

Donald Trump

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Guitar

The Christian Right’s Willful Faith in Trump

When word came out last summer that Christian-right journalists David Brody (chief political reporter for the Christian Broadcasting Network) and …

Donald Trump

Mueller ‘zeros in’ on Trump tower meeting story: report

AM Joy<p>Omarosa makes her comeback<p>08:11<p>'Black Panther' is almost here!<p>05:58<p>FOX news covers trivial story over Trump’s troubles<p>13:58<p>Rep. Swalwell: …

Donald Trump

FBI Special Agent in Charge Who Has Testified in Front of Nunes Responds to Biggest Claims in Memo

FBI Special Agent in Charge Frank Montoya Jr. spent more than 25 years in the FBI, retiring in September 2016.<p>During his time in the FBI, he filled a …

Donald Trump

Scientists have discovered two simple psychological differences that make you liberal or conservative

Political battles in the US are often portrayed as a clash between "bleeding heart" liberals and "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" conservatives.<p>Voters who favor opposing parties see various issues differently, but does that mean liberals and conservatives actually process the world through …

Psychology

How democracies die, explained

The problems in American democracy run far deeper than Trump.<p>There are images that come to mind when we imagine a democracy’s end. Democracies fall in coups and revolutions, burn in fires and riots, collapse amid war and plague. When they die, they die screaming.<p>Not anymore, argue Steven Levitsky …

Political Science

Trump and the Evangelical electorate

Why have Christian Evangelicals embraced Donald Trump, a two-time divorcee and a serial adulterer?<p>One of the few things stranger than the powerful influence of Christian Evangelicals on the Trump administration is the embrace of Donald Trump by Christian Evangelicals.<p>Incidentally, when we use the …

Evangelical Christianity

What's behind rich people pretending to be self-made?

Americans reflexively connect hard work and reward, but what happens as the two become ever more disconnected?<p>Bailey’s Beach in Newport, Rhode Island was once described by the New York Times as a summer spot for “America’s ruling class,” populated by Astors, Vanderbilts and other “emerald-barnacled …

Middle-class

The Problem With Thinking That Donald J. Trump Was Divinely Appointed

It was more apparent than ever during the 2016 presidential campaign.<p>Too many conflated being a Republican with Christianity, as if identifying with …

Donald Trump

Millions of Americans Believe God Made Trump President

A surprisingly fascinating book explains why.<p>If Donald Trump gets a little bored on his flight home from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he can always page through a book handed to him by a delegate not long after he arrived: “God and Donald Trump.”<p>The volume, written by Stephen …

Donald Trump

Make America Christian Again

On Nov. 9, 2016, at 2:30 a.m., thousands of Donald Trump supporters screamed with delight as their president-elect walked onto the Hilton Midtown …

Religion

Evangelicals aren't being hypocritical for supporting Trump. They're being biblical.

The word of the week is "mulligan."<p>After convincing evidence emerged that President Trump had an assignation with a porn star shortly after the birth …

Religion

We Asked, You Answered: When Should We Call Something 'Racist'?

"Racist."<p>Some people hear that word and picture a hood-wearing, cross-burning bigot. Others think more abstractly — they hear racist and think of policies, institutions, laws and language.<p>As journalists, we're constantly trying to balance the different uses of the term in a way that will make sense …

Equality

America's Polarization Threatens to Undo Us

More and more, the geography of the U.S. is one of winners versus losers—but the populist backlash puts our future at risk.<p>On top of America’s long-running political divide between red and blue states, and its widening economic divide between the rich and the poor, there is a troubling gap between …

Income Inequality

White Evangelicals, This is Why People Are Through With You

Dear White Evangelicals, I need to tell you something: People have had it with you. They’re done. They want nothing to do with you any longer, and …

Faith

Academic freedom in the age of Trump: Don’t joke about “white genocide”

First George Cicciarello-Maher called down the wrath of the right-wing mob. Then he faced down Tucker Carlson<p>In 1963, historian Richard Hofstadter published his landmark work "Anti-Intellectualism in American Life." There and in his seminal essay "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," …

Racism

The Eagles Won Big Sunday Night, and So Did White Privilege

When so many are chanting “Fly Eagles Fly,” I am reminded of the double standards around these celebrations.<p>By · 1/22/2018, 2:53 p.m.<p>Photo by: Jeff …

Colin Kaepernick

Tucker Carlson invited “an actual thinker” to explain that Hispanic schoolchildren aren’t American

“The border has moved north.”<p>On Thursday’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the political commentator focused on one of the issues threatening to shut down the government: immigration. One of his guests ended up arguing children of Hispanic heritage born in the United States are not American.<p>Author, …

Racism

A word too far? Some evangelicals may have reached the breaking point with Trump.

The vulgarity President Trump reportedly used last week to describe certain countries in the developing world has gotten a lot of attention. Trump held a private, frank, blunt conversation with congressional leaders where he used a word others have used to describe places considered awful.<p>For some …

Donald Trump

The night Fox News went completely off the rails

Conspiracy theories were featured on three straight shows -- with a dash of racism mixed in.<p>On Thursday evening, Fox News pushed conspiracy theories …

Donald Trump

Here’s What The Trumpists Don’t Understand About American Greatness

Consider what the state of our nation would be without the accumulated protections over a century of progressive legislation.<p>The case for Donald …

Why Walmart's bait and switch matters

<b>(CNN) —</b> If the man sitting in the Oval Office honestly admitted he made his fortune from exploiting thousands of people, he'd likely be enraged when people pointed out he's small-time compared to the Walton family. Year after year, the Walmart heirs prove no one comes close to their brand of …

CNN

Here’s How Trump’s New Policy Would End Medicaid As We Know It

With a net worth of $6.1 billion, Gilbert is Michigan’s richest citizen. He built his fortune mainly through his company, Quicken Loans, though he’s …

The psychiatrist who briefed Congress on Trump’s mental state: this is “an emergency”

The case for evaluating the president’s mental capacity — by force if necessary.<p>The longer Donald Trump is in office, the more he shocks and alarms us with his strange and extremely unpresidential behavior.<p>From the incoherent, fallacious interview he gave the New York Times on December 28, to …

At this Canadian diner, homeless people can use meal tokens to buy sandwiches

In the world of alternative currencies, bitcoin is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. But there’s another alternative to cash that’s stirring a …

There’s a comeuppance ahead for Christians who have traded faith for power

This Advent season, while watching Donald Trump in front of a garishly green-and-red banner which proclaims “Make America Great Again,” take the …

Religion