Rules Are for Schmucks: The Privilege Zone

Last week’s Atlantic featured religion writer Emma Green’s five-thousand-word homage to RLUIPA: the federal statute that undercuts the neutrality of every local zoning code in the country by mandating a jaw-dropping preference for religious institutions.... Read More

Rules Are for Schmucks: Voting on Vouchers

Political pundits will be scouring next Tuesday’s off-year election results for clues about the national mood toward President Trump and the chances for Republicans to maintain control of Congress next year. They will do this... Read More

Rules Are for Schmucks: Fake History

As one of the taxpayers who contributes to the Smithsonian Institution’s nearly $900 million annual budget, I finally got around to visiting its new exhibit on “Religion in Early America.” I had no idea how... Read More