There and Back Again: My Journey Into and Out of Orthodox Judaism and the Religious Right (Part 3)

This is part 3 of a multi-part series on conservatism in Orthodox Judaism. For part 1, click here. For part 2, click here. By Kristin Fleetwood In this, the third part of this series, I'd like to talk about one of the potentially tougher and more painful subjects associated with joining and then leaving a... Continue Reading →


Black America’s Pyrrhic Victory In Alabama

By Jeffrey Charles   After Roy Moore was defeated in Alabama’s election last week, the Democrats and liberal pundits lavished praise on the black female voters who gave Doug Jones his victory. The left celebrated these voters for ensuring that the Republicans will have a thinner majority in the Senate. It’s understandable, given the fact... Continue Reading →

Measuring Victory and Failure in Alabama

By Thomas Lazo In the aftermath of any election no amount of success or failure is immune from the often baffling distortions of a partisan mind. Democrats morose after the election of Donald Trump were quick to find solace in the idea that perhaps his election would be the event that exacerbates the internal divides... Continue Reading →

Do rural Americans still support Trump?

By Megan Strickland Nearly a month ago, a Democratic contender with about a snowball's chance in Hades of winning Texas's First Congressional District came and sat down in my newspaper office. Texas's First District consists of some largely rural, Evangelical Christians, with backgrounds in farming, ranching, oil, gas and timber. Some of its counties are... Continue Reading →

On Bipartisanship and A Good Porter

By Ellison Wade Western North Carolina isn’t a place many would search for reasonable debate on the widening partisan divide affecting our country. In general, people out here have pretty much made up their minds. This is Trump territory. Growing up in a family of Democrats, I’ve gotten used to being the nagging blue voice... Continue Reading →

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