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Podcast #116 – Darwin Day vs In God We Trust

We look at two non-binding resolutions currently in the works within the new US House of Representatives: one in support of Darwin Day (February 12th), and another looking to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as the national motto.  Guess which … Continue reading

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Obama disappoints (again) at NPB

The news from Egypt overshadowed everything else today, but… President Obama spoke yet again at the infamous National Prayer Breakfast, the only public event organized by the organization known as “the Family,” a group that seeks to co-opt the American … Continue reading

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Podcast #105 – Jeff Sharlet (C Street)

We interview Jeff Sharlet, author of C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy, a follow-up to The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power.  The Family, you may recall, is a secretive and radical Christian group … Continue reading

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Obama disappoints at NPB

It’s disappointing that President Obama would attend the National Prayer Breakfast at all.  The NPB is organized, you may already know, by “the Family”–a secretive and power-hungry cult that attracts congressmen (as well as international totalitarians and fascists) with their … Continue reading

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Podcast #67 – Jeff Sharlet (The Family)

We interview Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power.  The Family is both an investigation into the organization that has influenced presidents from Eisenhower to Obama, and a history of American fundamentalism … Continue reading

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The Family

Review by John C. Snider © 2009 It is possibly the most influential organization you’ve never heard of.   They observe a fanatical devotion to the person of Jesus Christ, yet they are unrestrained by quaint notions of rule-based morality.  … Continue reading

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“The Family” creeps me out

I’m not sure I’d ever heard of “The Family” until a couple of days ago when I saw something about it on the Rachel Maddow Show. Apparently the Family is a creepy fundamentalist Christian organization with aspirations to power that … Continue reading

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