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September 10, 2013 9:56 AM Christian History, and Other Oxymorons

The fundamentalists who have appropriated the previously-respectable word “Christian” for their brand of right-wing-politics-plus-sexual-purity-cult claim to respect the Bible. Presumably that includes Lev. 19:11, “Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.” Yet pseudo-historian David Barton,...

By Mark Kleiman

August 02, 2013 11:05 AM Ayatollah Takes to Twitter, Paranoia Ensues

Finally, a reason to believe that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's energetic intervention in the Israeli-Arab dispute might work: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran (I can never get over the fact that this is his...

By Jeffrey Goldberg

July 31, 2013 11:15 AM Same-sex Marriage: Did Jewish Senators Lead the Way?

For support for same-sex marriage to gain such momentum in the Senate in a matter of just a few years, there had to be a critical mass of senators who were willing to go there first. And it was the...

By Seth Masket

July 29, 2013 9:26 AM You're a Democrat, so why would you Write about Abraham Lincoln?

This FoxNews.com interview with Zealot author Reza Aslan has been making the rounds over the past few days. The entire interview is fascinating, both for the content of Aslan's book (basically, the historical and political context of Jesus' life) and for the Fox...

By Seth Masket

June 25, 2013 11:00 AM Is Cory Booker Too Jewish to Be Senator?

The question before the voters of New Jersey is a simple one: Is Newark Mayor Cory Booker too Jewish to be a U.S. senator? I bet you didn’t know that this was even a question. Before I provide the answer,...

By Jeffrey Goldberg