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Latino evangelicals are reshaping American politics, politicians and parties should take notice

Sociology professor Gerardo Martí discusses how the rapid growth of evangelical faith among Latinos seems to be eroding a traditional Democratic constituency

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Luke Savage discusses his new book, ‘The Dead Center: Reflections on Liberalism and Democracy After The End Of History’


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Top official reminds world’s richest person that his new Twitter toy still must comply with content moderation laws


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At last, policymakers are beginning to put forward ideas to counter our epidemic of falsehoods


French president Emmanuel Macron’s re-election victory signals deep challenges

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Macron lost 8 percent of his previous vote share as increasing numbers of French citizens are turning away from voting


Is Hungary’s Viktor Orbán the Christian Right’s new Vladimir Putin?

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The fall of Putin’s star among US evangelicals leaves a void they may seek to fill with another strongman leader devoted to ‘family values’


Anti-vaccine ideology gains ground as state lawmakers target existing rules for kids’ shots

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Movement has gained momentum amid the coronavirus pandemic, boosting the reach of high-profile anti-vaccine activists


After battling white nationalist hecklers, GOP youth group has decided to invite them in

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Charlie Kirk’s TPUSA signals its surrender to white nationalist ‘groypers’ by embracing them


Unsuccessful attacks on Ketanji Brown Jackson are a sign of political smears to come

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Propaganda websites helped merge far-right conspiracy theories about imaginary child abuse into a narrative that served the GOP elite


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Pollster and demographer Daniel Cox discusses why cultural issues often dominate U.S. politics, and how much surveys can actually tell us about public opinion


Extremist groups flock to ‘siege’ protest of Canada’s capitol

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Similar protests to the so-called ‘Freedom Convoy’ are reportedly being planned in the U.S. and throughout Europe


I never thought ‘New Atheism’ would become a tool of the Christian Right

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After leaving religion, I learned that some atheists were more interested in opposing Islam than standing for pluralism


Democratic leaders are finally talking about democracy at risk, but their actions don’t yet match their words

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To defeat fascism, you must say its name, and then act accordingly


The panic over ‘critical race theory’ is merely the latest tool of Republican elites

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Why a disparate group of billionaires, GOP politicians, televangelists, media outlets, and white supremacist militias have found common cause around a new and exciting moral panic


Sanders calls on Democrats to divide spending bills into components to force GOP accountability

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After failure of massive Build Back Better Act, Vermont senator advocates passing parts of it individually


Democrats haven’t realized that you can’t defend democracy without explaining it

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To counter right-wing authoritarianism, the center-left must articulate a broad vision of a progressive society


Anti-LGBT groups trying to re-brand their ideas as health care

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