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Neil J. Young

Contributing Writer

Neil J. Young is a historian and the author of We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics. He writes frequently on American politics, culture, and religion for publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, HuffPost, Vox, and Politico. He co-hosts the history podcast Past Present.

William Barr is Trump's real personal attorney
President Trump and Bill Barr.
Opinion

William Barr is Trump's real personal attorney

God's gift to America?
President Trump.
Feature

God's gift to America?

Billionaires have opinions. But why do we care?
A billionaire.
Opinion

Billionaires have opinions. But why do we care?

Democrats are in danger of losing the impeachment spin battle
Nancy Pelosi.
Opinion

Democrats are in danger of losing the impeachment spin battle

When the media protects the powerful
Harvey Weinstein.
Analysis

When the media protects the powerful

Why banning Trump from Twitter won't solve anything
President Trump and Kamala Harris.
Opinion

Why banning Trump from Twitter won't solve anything

Impeachment isn't meant to win votes
Nancy Pelosi.
Opinion

Impeachment isn't meant to win votes

Shane Gillis and the problem of 'pushing boundaries'
Shane Gillis.
Opinion

Shane Gillis and the problem of 'pushing boundaries'

Lackey in chief
Mike Pence and President Trump.
Opinion

Lackey in chief

Sean Spicer's Hollywood rehabilitation
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer with a rose in his mouth.
Opinion

Sean Spicer's Hollywood rehabilitation

Why do evangelicals oppose gun control?
A cross.
Opinion

Why do evangelicals oppose gun control?

Big Brother's persistent problem with racism
A television.
Opinion

Big Brother's persistent problem with racism

Fox News' banner week
President Trump, Sean Hannity, and Tucker Carlson.
Opinion

Fox News' banner week

Don't lose sight of the fact Pete Buttigieg just made history
Pete Buttigieg at the 2020 Debate.
Opinion

Don't lose sight of the fact Pete Buttigieg just made history

Traitor Trump
President Trump.
Opinion

Traitor Trump

Don't buy your dad the new David McCullough book for Father's Day
David McCullough.
Opinion

Don't buy your dad the new David McCullough book for Father's Day

Censoring gay marriage on TV could be an ominous sign of things to come
Mr. Ratburns wedding.
Opinion

Censoring gay marriage on TV could be an ominous sign of things to come

The Islamophobia presidency
Opinion

The Islamophobia presidency