Roy Moore: It’s who everyone is talking about. The question this week—how is it possible that a person who has built his career on Christian conservatism can act in this way? Michele and Igor speak with Jack Jenkins, senior religion reporter for ThinkProgress, to get the answer. Jenkins also discusses the “white” factor of Christian nationalism and the pivotal moment in 2017 that led the progressive movement to embrace faith more than ever before. Also on this week’s episode, E.J. Dionne, columnist for The Washington Post—and devout Catholic—gives his take on the pairing of progressivism and faith, and why progressives are so afraid of religion. He also discusses his new book, One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported, to understand what happened to the Obama coalition.
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Michele Jawando is a vice president at the Center for American Progress. Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center. Jack Jenkins is the senior religion reporter for ThinkProgress.