The Christian Right Hankers for Medieval Times

Was it just a simple oversight that the Texas Republican Convention platform failed to mention stocks, pillories, and branding?

A beautiful rose stained glass window above windows that show cars parked across the street.

American historian Heather Cox Richardson has written indefatigably about so-called movement conservatives who decried the New Deal and vowed to return the country to the…



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Kirk Swearingen

Half a lifetime ago, Kirk Swearingen graduated from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. His work has most recently appeared in Salon.