Sarah Posner

Sarah Posner is an investigative journalist, author, and an expert on the intersection of religion and politics. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, The Nation, Salon, The Washington Post, and Religion Dispatches. Read more at her website,


Recent Articles

Is Valerie Jarrett Beck's Next Target?

From Ryan Grim at HuffPo comes the news that Yosi Sargant, the communications director for the National Endowment for the Arts, was asked to resign after Glenn Beck accused him of promoting Nazi ideas.

Who's next?

This week WorldNetDaily's smear-monger-in-chief, Aaron Klein, set his sights higher than low-level employees like Sargant. He ran an attack piece on Valerie Jarrett, the president's senior adviser, accusing her of Communist ties. It's Beck candy, wrapped up with a big, fat, racist bow.

Why Are Jews Liberal?

That's the question raised by neoconservative Norman Podhoretz in his new book and in his Commentary magazine, which solicited, according to the Times, "six notable American Jewish thinkers" to answer it.

Will Abortion Coverage Kill Health Care Reform?

After last night's presidential speech, the Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners issued a statement that claimed to speak for "the faith community." He declares, "In his speech this evening, President Barack Obama made the commitments that a broad coalition in the faith community had asked for -- reform as a moral issue, affordable coverage for all, and no federal funding of abortion."

Really? The "faith community" -- whatever that is -- has demanded no federal funding for abortion?

Antichrist Spirit Coming to a Public School Near You.

For the religious right, what is the opposition to President Obama's speech to public school children next week really all about? Theologically, the end of days. Politically, the separation of church and state.

The Right's Quixotic Critic.

Jon Henke, a blogger at the Next Right, is attempting to organize a boycott of Wingnut WorldNetDaily, the scandal-mongering, tinfoil-hat tabloid of the right. No doubt he was provoked for a while, but most recently by a piece which claimed Congress is considering legislation that "appears designed to create the type of detention center that those concerned about use of the military in domestic affairs fear could be used as concentration camps for political dissidents, such as occurred in Nazi Germany."