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Mormon Economics and the GOP

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Mormonism is not the quintessential “American religion,” to use Tolstoy's words, just because it got its start in upstate New York. The church has long embodied notions and practices that drive contemporary American capitalism. And those ideas, as author Chris Lehmann demonstrated last October in Harper’s Magazine, remain central to the shaping of national economic policy.

Survey: Number of Religious Lobbying Groups in D.C. Is Up Fivefold

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Pew researchers discovered that the number of religious groups lobbying politicians in Washington, DC, has increased 500 percent in the past four decades, from fewer than 40 in 1970 to more than 200 today With more than 1,000 lobbyists vying for the ears of Congress members, the groups together spend more than $390 million a year (more).

'Tabloid': Errol Morris' Lunatic Love Story
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Morris' film has a giddy quality. But, essentially, he is trying to keep a straight face amid the chaos he is recounting. Come right down to it, what could a filmmaker add to this story by striking attitudes toward the events he recounts? Strange are the ways of love—not to say, in some cases, totally weird.

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