SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
The Ongoing Legacy of Direct-Mail Grievance Politics
by L. Benjamin Rolsky
By privatizing political discourse, the pioneers of direct mail advertising could solicit funds at the same time as they stoked the fears of a targeted set of voters; this worked to bring the religious right into the heart of the Republican Party.
How the Republicans Became the Anti-Abortion Party, and What it Means for the GOP Today
by Donne Levy
Conservative evangelicals rode the abortion issue to a place of power in the Republican coalition. Will their success help or harm the party now that abortion rights are more imperiled than at any time since 1973?
SOURCE: New Republic
How birth-control leaders found allies in American religious groups
by Linda Gordon
"I suspect that I am not the only secular person who often assumed, however unconsciously, that politically active religious groups in America today are mainly illiberal."
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