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Deborah Caldwell
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Deborah Caldwell covered religion and politics for 20 years. Caldwell was a founding team member, vice president of content and managing editor at, which was sold to News Corp in 2007 after winning numerous awards, including the Online News Association Award for General Excellence and the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online. Previously, Caldwell was a senior writer at the Dallas Morning News, where she won a Templeton Award for reporting. From 2011-2013 she served as a deputy to the managing editor at, overseeing special reports and projects, features, columns, blogs, and commentary. Prior to, she was digital director at Reader’s Digest Association and as product director at She also served as executive editor at technology startup Her work has been published in books, newspapers, magazines, and online. She is a graduate of Muhlenberg College and the University of Michigan.

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This Is the Year Liberals Take Back Religion from Conservatives

(472) Comments | Posted February 8, 2014 | 8:20 AM

Sure, the religious right is still teamed up with conservative politicians in their battle against gay marriage, abortion, and immigration reform, just as they've been since 1979 when Jerry Falwell birthed the Moral Majority.

But the days of Americans actually heeding what they say is over. And I'd wager...

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The Far-Right Christian Movement Driving the Debt Default

(2711) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 11:24 AM

If the U.S. breaches its debt ceiling this week, bringing with it the global financial panic economists predict, leaders of a little-known far-right movement called Christian Reconstructionism can claim partial responsibility. Their goal: to eradicate the U.S. government so that a theocratic Christian nation emerges to enforce...

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