"Church, Temple, Mosque," New York Times Book Review, July 20, 2012
A review of Martha Nussbaum's The New Religious Intolerance
"Rufus Wants a Hit," Newsweek, April 16, 2012
A short profile of singer Rufus Wainwright
"A Religious Test All Our Candidates Should Take," The Washington Post-Outlook, September 19, 2010
Adapted from The Religious Test
"Grappling With Religion and Violence," New York Times Book Review, March 18, 2011
A review of James Carroll's Jerusalem, Jerusalem
"Turning Right," The New York Times Book Review, August 1, 2010
Norman Podhoretz's career and influence
"On Theoconservatism," The New Republic Online, October 7-10, 2006.
A debate with Ross Douthat about The Theocons
"Without A Doubt," The New Republic, April 3, 2006
These are happy days for religion in politics. In the age of George W. Bush, religion is moving back into the public square, exactly the way "Father Richard," as Bush fondly calls him, hoped it would. Richard John Neuhaus insists that secular democracy is a contradiction in terms and that America is essentially a Christian (and even Catholic) country. Imagine Cardinal Newman joining up with Karl Rove. In his new book, CATHOLIC MATTERS, Neuhaus offers a full account of his theo-conservatism, his vision of the Christianizing of America. A critical examination of a religious radical.
"The Big Test," The New Republic, January 1-15, 2007
Possible political implications of Mormon theological commitments.
"The Philosopher and Everyone Else," The New Republic, July 31, 2006
A critical treatment of the controversial ideas and legacy of Leo Strauss