Clash of Mormons

Two Arizona Races Serve as Leading Indicators of Republican Immigration Policy

How will the growing political influence of the LDS Church shape the Republican Party and the nation’s immigration debate? I believe the church’s global agenda may prove a counterbalance to isolationist forces in the GOP. Two Arizona contests featuring pairs of conservative Mormon Republican candidates may soon provide some answers to these questions and test my proposition.

The race for the seat of retiring U.S. Senator Jon Kyl has sparked a Mormon primary contest. Jeff Flake, an active Mormon and U.S. Representative from Arizona’s 6th congressional district, entered the race several …

Not Foreigners, Followers

Will Mormons Save the GOP from Xenophobia?

Two growing forces in conservative politics are on a collision course: xenophobic nationalism and Mormonism.

The Tea Party movement, with its rejection of Chamber of Commerce-type Republican elites, rose-tinted view of …