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The mad king is deposed but not before his madness infected the Republican Party.

The new center-right that united to help defeat Trump now has three choices: 1) reform the GOP, 2) join the Democrats, or 3) join or create a third party. Each of these streams can, in different ways, promote our shared goals of building a civil society that values truth, rule of law, individual liberty, and human dignity.

Let’s look at the advantages of each of these.

1) Reform the GOP

Since the Republican Party has almost entirely embraced Trumpism, those who take this route will be…

President Joe Biden has not proposed mass amnesty legislation, but following the breadcrumbs of this story shows how certain Republicans will continue to feed misinformation to the xenophobes in their party.

“On immigration, [Biden] is way to Obama’s left, proposing a mass amnesty of millions of illegal immigrants, a complete moratorium on deportations, and immediate revocation of the bogus emergency order that allowed Trump to bypass Congress and spend money building his wall,” Andrew Sullivan wrote in his Jan. 22 newsletter, “The Weekly Dish.” …

The insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol carrying “Jesus saves” flags and other Christian symbols aren’t Christians or evangelicals. To them I say: Get your heads out of the sand. This is happening in our churches and we need to deal with it.

There have been many warnings over the past year — reports by Christianity Today, World, and reporters doing stellar work at secular news sites. In June, The Atlantic published a long form article, “The Prophecies of Q,” which should’ve stirred our churches to action. Did you read it? …

The inside story of a major Christian publication gradually joining Team Trump and losing itself along the way

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I was politics editor of The Christian Post from 2011 to 2019. I watched it go from anti-Trump to reluctant-Trump to pro-Trump. When leadership made it clear the site would pledge its allegiance to Trump, I faced a tough choice: Should I stay or should I go?

This is the story of CP’s gradual descent into Trumpism, and how its embrace of a man who is a walking repudiation of all that Christianity holds dear provides a microcosm of the festering wounds within American evangelicalism itself.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

On December 23, 2019, I was told by Michelle Vu, my boss at The…

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