The inauguration was a reminder that the religious left has long been a force in American politics and society.
Jay Michaelson is a columnist for The Daily Beast, focused primarily on the Supreme Court. He and his work have appeared on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, and other outlets, and he also works for the Ten Percent Happier meditation app. Dr. Michaelson holds a J.D. from Yale, a Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from Hebrew University, and nondenominational rabbinic ordination. He is the author of nine books, including the bestselling God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality.
Gigantic signs advertise his non-existent state park in upstate New York. It’s time to take them down.
On this timetable, GOPers will find a hundred excuses to vote not to impeach Trump. But there’s an alternative that would put Republicans on the hot seat.
Merrick Garland has credibility in both law enforcement and civil rights communities. It’s a good thing, since he and his deputies have their work cut out for them.
They weren’t protesters or rioters. They were terrorists. Will they be brought to justice for their assault on our democracy?
Finally, Trump has found a presidential power that suits his authoritarian predilections: unfettered, unaccountable, descended from kings.
We know who is spreading COVID-19 the most, and how they’re doing it. So why aren’t we doing anything about it?
Why did a formerly respected conservative sell his soul to an amoral troll? Because his soul was at stake.
This travesty of a lawsuit from Texas that the Supreme Court just rejected was a garish display of bloody irresponsibility—and it won’t be the last one.
The government can’t force people to get vaccinated, but businesses can bar people who are not. We just need a simple, reliable way to determine who’s had their shots.