Stories by Frederick Clarkson

 Frederick Clarkson is a senior fellow at Political Research Associates and a member of the Public Eye editorial board. He is the editor of Dispatches from the Religious Left: The Future of Faith and Politics in America, and the author of Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy.  subscribe to Frederick Clarkson's feed

Posted on: Feb 17, 2017, Source: Political Research Associates

We must not fall for the ancient tactic of allowing the kings, nobles and priests of our time to divide and set us against one another.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2017, Source: Political Research Associates

The incoming administration is already targeting laws protecting basic civil rights.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2016, Source: Political Research Associates

Dominionists are marching under Ted Cruz's banner.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2014, Source: talk2action.org

An important turning point in the separation of church and state happened in January, 1786.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2014, Source: talk2action.org

Leaders of the Christian Right are quite silent about revelations at Bob Jones University.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2012, Source: Daily Kos

More details emerge of Akin's dangerous radicalism.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2012, Source: Political Research Associates

Rev. Sam Rodriguez casts himself in the mold of MLK, despite his organizing for right-wing interests, and Islamophobic associations. So why do media treat him seriously?

Posted on: Aug 1, 2012, Source: Religion Dispatches

The religious right is talking about a revolution -- and using World War II to make their case.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A prominent Kansas elected official has made news in recent weeks after an email he passed around seemed to pray for the death of President Obama.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2010, Source: Talk To Action

We have entered the era of cyber-organizing by the religious right, and Newt Gingrich, futurist, is all over it.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2008, Source: The Public Eye

The Christian right has launched a permanent religious war to thwart, and even to roll back, advances in civil rights.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2002, Source: In These Times

The former labor secretary makes a bid for the Massachusetts governor's mansion in the hopes of reviving the progressive wing of the Democratic party.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2000, Source: deleted

Will Ralph Reed go down in history as the mastermind of a series of federal crimes designed to advance the fortunes of Republican politicians and crony consultants? While ongoing federal investigations and lawsuits signal this possibility, you would never know it from the press coverage Reed received when he stepped down recently as executive director of the Christian Coalition. There is both much more, and much less to the story than meets the eye.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2000, Source: deleted

Excerpted from "Revolutionary Cookbooks and Theocratic Revolution," by Frederick Clarkson: "While the trial of alleged Oklahoma City bomber Tim McVeigh has focused national attention on the threat of neo-nazi violence in the U.S., there is much more far-right violence in the United States than is generally reported. From bombings to political assassination, these crimes are less often the acts of "lone nuts" and more likely to be the result of cold calculations of people acting on their ideas."