Recently, a number of critics from Salon to The Guardian have claimed that "Homeland," the award-winning Showtime drama about America's war on terror, traffics in anti-Muslim tropes. Over at The Atlantic--where I last critiqued the political realism of The West Wing--I show that this is far from the case:
Read the whole thing at The Atlantic. (Oh, and spoiler alert!)
I see journalism as an excuse to interrogate people who interest me under the guise of professional obligation. So when I report, I tend to collect a lot more information from my sources than can fit into my pieces. Here I post some of the greatest hits for your entertainment, along with other brief thoughts on religion, politics and culture. Well, that and funny YouTube videos.