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Three (More) Thoughts on Flake, the Future of the Anti-Trump GOP, and Mormonism

I had the pleasure of talking with Laurie Goodstein, the New York Times' great "religion beat" writer about the Mormon resonances in Arizona Senator Jeff Flake's remarkable speech from the Senate floor this past Tuesday. I have three more thoughts about it: First, the Senator gave the most forceful and formal public rebuke of Trump and Trumpism [...]

Ben Park’s Review of ‘Race and the Making of the Mormon People’

My friend and colleague Ben Park reviewed Race and the Making of the Mormon People at the Junto blog on early American history. (Ben's new book,  American Nationalisms: Imagining Union in an Age of Revolutions, looks very promising). Though I'm both a historian and a "religious studies scholar," that's the end of my quibbling with Ben's thoughtful review! Relatedly, [...]