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David Sessions

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David Sessions is a 2008 graduate of Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, where he studied journalism and public policy. He began his journalism careerin Washington, D.C., at Slate, where he worked as a contributor until 2009. He moved to New York in 2008 to edit Patrol, an online magazine he founded to explore the intersection of religion, politics and culture.

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Sessions on American Culture

Born-Again Capitalism and Class Envy

Making the rich richer does not make everyone better off. Read More »

Rick Perry's Political Theology

The Texas governor may think his faith doesn't influence his politics, but his massive prayer rally proved otherwise. And if you believe in liberal democracy, that's an alarming prospect. Read More »

Obama's Lonely Road to Peace

A high-profile spat between Obama and Netanyahu proved once again the need for rationality and moral depth in our conversations over Israel and Palestine. Read More »

The Creation Crusade

Christian law-makers use a double-standard when they advocate the teaching of creationism in schools but oppose Islamic influence on government. Read More »

The Merit Myth

Conservatives brandish the illusion of American meritocracy against the progressive income tax. Read More »

Tripping on Libya

Do we finally have an issue everyone admits is too complicated to break down into partisan caricatures? Read More »

Recent Articles

Born-Again Capitalism and Class Envy

Making the rich richer does not make everyone better off. Read More »

Rick Perry's Political Theology

The Texas governor may think his faith doesn't influence his politics, but his massive prayer rally proved otherwise. And if you believe in liberal democracy, that's an alarming prospect. Read More »

Obama's Lonely Road to Peace

A high-profile spat between Obama and Netanyahu proved once again the need for rationality and moral depth in our conversations over Israel and Palestine. Read More »

The Creation Crusade

Christian law-makers use a double-standard when they advocate the teaching of creationism in schools but oppose Islamic influence on government. Read More »

The Merit Myth

Conservatives brandish the illusion of American meritocracy against the progressive income tax. Read More »

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