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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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Rhetoric professor Matthew Boedy describes how a far-right group is radicalizing young Christians, and how little center-left groups are doing in response


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Some members of the first generation of LGBT people able to live openly are facing discrimination in their golden years


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Political extremism is a twisted mirror of elite failure

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