David R. Brockman
How the conservative Christian myth of a fallen America connects with Trump’s dystopian fearmongering.
Our resident theologian unpacks the philosophy uniting Trump's longing for a mythologized good old days and evangelical Christianity's 'fallen America.' Read More
The Clinton versus Sanders fight largely lay dormant at the 2016 Texas Democratic Convention — until it really, really didn't.
Though Texas Democratic Party officials had worked hard to paper over the divisions between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters throughout the weekend, the superdelegate debate exposed real animosity between the two factions. Read More
Governor Greg Abbott said we wouldn't hear the 'word of God' at the Texas Democratic Convention. He was wrong.
Greg Abbott said we wouldn't hear the 'word of God' at the Texas Democratic Convention. He was wrong. (Or lying, but surely he wouldn't bear false witness!) Read More
Congressman Joaquin Castro told reporters that "Texans don't seem to like Donald Trump very much," and Texas could be in play this November. Read More
Even devout Christians should fear these influential leaders' refusal to separate church and state.
Dominion theology explicitly rejects the United States' venerable separation of church and state, and Dan Patrick and the gang like it that way. Read More
A Founding Fathers quote you won't find at the #RPT16: religion and government "will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together." Read More
Long before Jeff Sessions used Romans 13 to justify stripping children from their parents, it was already the go-to verse for Texas pols seeking to defend all sorts of questionable policies.
When Texas politicians hitch their political wagon to the Bible, they may be in for a very bumpy ride. Of course, that prospect never seems to stop them. Read More