A precursor for the West-Coates feud

In my latest for JSTOR Daily, I recall how a feud between Frederick Douglass and Martin Delany erupted in the pages of Frederick Douglass's Newspaper over the meaning and purpose of Uncle Tom's Cabin. This is the last time I will write publicly about Stowe until someone lets me gush about The Minister's Wooing.

New essay on Jeff Flake in Religion Dispatches

Religion Dispatches just published an essay of mine on the Mormon influences (and imperatives) of Jeff Flake's recent anti-Trump speeches. This piece digs deeper into how Mormon commitments to empiricism (of a kind) and models of prophecy drawn from the Book of Mormon inflect Flake's most recent speech on the political and theological importance of truth telling.