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Evangelicals Love Roy Moore Even More Following Abuse Allegations

David Atkins: Yesterday I wrote that Roy Moore’s behavior was in keeping with hardcore conservative evangelical culture of sanctioned patriarchal sexual abuse. I have also stated that the release of the Access Hollywood tape almost certainly actually helped Trump with some evangelicals because, despite being a philandering adulterer, Trump established a more fundamental cultural rapport…

Black Americans Have Our Own National Anthem. Stand Up and Sing It With Us.

James Weldon Johnson.Mother Jones illustration; National Archives and Records Administration; Jose Luis Magana/AP; Jane Kelly/Getty On a cloudy day in May 2015, several hundred Howard University seniors, myself included, filed into the school’s main quadrangle for commencement, a ceremony that kicked off with “The Star Spangled Banner.” I can’t honestly recall whether my fellow black students…