Constitution


Across Lafayette Square from the White House sits St. John’s Episcopal Church. Long known as The President’s Church, this one building perfectly illustrates our relationship with Christianity in America. Given our penchant for poverty and prisons, it seems an odd choice of religious touchstones, but I’m a fan of cognitive dissonance as much […]

Religion & Politics


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The men who wrote the Constitution had a pretty straightforward plan to Provide for the Common Defense.   Most new Americans viewed a standing army as a source of oppressive behavior at home and misanthropic behavior abroad, so opted for state militias and a navy...

Recrossing the Rubicon