Religion & Politics: "America First" may seem like American exceptionalism, but it actually offers a radically different vision of the nation's place and purpose in the world.
The New York Times: To the extent that there is a specifically American religion, a faith tradition all our own, Oprah has made herself its pope, Ross Douthat says.
Religion News Service: The Bible is filled with admonitions about treating strangers and aliens justly.
The Conversation: California megachurches played a significant role in how millions of people -- Christian or not -- understand Christianity.
The New York Times: The idea vacuum in Washington means that states, cities and even neighborhoods are stepping in -- not only to come up with ways to solve problems but also to spread those ideas.