Sarah Posner


Sarah Posner's coverage of religion and politics has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Week, and many others.


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Two new books on America's religious history provide key insights into the currents that produced one of the country's least religious and least biblically literate presidents. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Banking on evangelicals, Cruz misread the Republican base at a moment when Trump had memorized its contours and soft spots. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Conservatives have challenged the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate on the grounds that it tramples on their religious liberty, but a leading law professor argues that the lawsuit would undermine freedom of worship in the long run. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture


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The Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case not only puts public-sector unions in danger, it risks opening a new chapter in the war over religion in public schools.  Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Increasingly, U.S. media are covering the growing repression of left-wing and dissenting voices in Israel, alienating many American Jews, especially among the young. Read more

Civil Rights in America

Elaine White was once in the inner circle of political power in the second-largest state in the nation. Then a crisis of faith changed all that. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Catholic charities contract with the feds to provide services for undocumented immigrants, but are crucial reproductive services being denied in the name of religious liberty? Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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In a case challenging the Obama administration's contraception mandate, a court finds that for-profit companies have free-exercise rights under the First Amendment. A look at Hobby Lobby, the company at the heart of the legal challenge. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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On immigration, the Kentucky Senator tries to bridge the gap between the GOP and evangelical Latinos. But like the party, he just doesn't get them. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Religious-right Republicans will need a new Huckabee, but the party establishment probably won't like whoever it is. Read more


The press ignores the influence of religious conservatives on Republican lawmakers bent on curbing the rights of American women. Read more


Conservative Christians have found a way around health-care reform's individual mandate. Read more


As inflammatory tea party rhetoric gets toasted at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, Focus on the Family's advocacy arm tries to show a softer, gentler side of the religious right. Read more