Posts tagged "c street"

In Lieu of Hobbits

An interview with Jeff Sharlet about his new book of essays, Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithless, and the Country In BetweenSharlet is the bestselling author of  The Family and C Street and a contributing editor to Harper’s and Rolling Stone. Mellon Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth College, he taught literary nonfiction through...

Ugandan Genocide, On Schedule

The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill, also known as the "kill the gays" bill, never went away.  We were just supposed to think it did.  A debate of the bill is set to begin before Uganda's parliament in the next few months, writes Warren Throckmorton, who last week interviewed the author of the bill, David...

Junkets for Jesus

By Jeff Sharlet This article is cross-posted from Mother Jones and is adapted from C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy. THE OLDEST AND MOST politically influential Christian conservative organization in Washington is known to the public, if at all, for one thing: adultery. In particular, that of three Republican politicians, Sen. John Ensign...

Sharlet on NPR

Read the entire transcript of Jeff Sharlet's appearance on NPR last week here.

Limited Understanding of Scandal

Jeff Sharlet, founder of The Revealer, was on Rachel Maddow last night talking about his new book, C Street.  You can watch the clip here.

"Jeff Sharlet has an incredibly rare double talent: the instincts of an investigative reporter coupled with the soul of a historian." --Hanna Rosin

The Strange Moves of The Economist

By Jeff Sharlet The reverence with which so many upper-middle class Americans read The Economist has always puzzled me. There’s much to admire about the magazine, but it generally performs the same function as Newsweek, boiling down events into centrist conventional wisdom, facts be damned. A report in the July 3, 2010 issue, “The religious right...

Jerry Moran, Persecuted

The C Street discount dweller Representative Jerry Moran (R-KS) is firing back at those who charge he was illegally receiving discounted and undeclared housing from The Family, the secretive Christian group profiled in Revealer founder Jeff Sharlet’s best seller last year. After adultery scandals came to light regarding three of the legislators living in the house, Ohio pastors have...