Bonnie Kristian, The Daily Beast

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Recent articles by Bonnie:

Why Americans Can’t Agree on How to Handle the Migrant Crisis

Ron DeSantis’ cruel stunt exposed the fissure between Democrats and Republicans on living with disorder. → Read More

Opinion | The End of Roe, the End of Trump

After Dobbs, the Republican Party doesn’t need Trump. → Read More

Yes, Christianity Is a Religion, Not Just a Relationship

More weeks than not, I think about skipping church. "We could just take this one week off, I tell myself. We’ll be back next week. It’s cold out, anyway." → Read More

Biden’s dangerous equivocation on Ukraine

U.S. military support for Ukraine is far closer to direct conflict with Russia than the administration’s messaging suggests. → Read More

Why less rush to war? Even hawks are afraid of Russia's nukes.

The behavior of the American press in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq is rightly notorious. So much commentary — left and right alike — as well as ostensibly objective reporting from our most prestigious outlets failed to scrutinize lies and propaganda from the George W. Bush administration, boosting American enthusiasm for a disastrous war. "There was an attitude among editors: Look,… → Read More

2 decades of right turns

This article is part of The Week's 20th anniversary section, looking back at how the world has changed since our first issue was published in April 2001. Saint Paul considered himself an "apostle to the Gentiles" though he did not number among them, and it's in this sense I've joked that, as a journalist, I'm an apostle to the American right. That is, I don't call myself a conservative, except… → Read More

I didn't think I'd miss Minnesota's dirt

I'd dig out my whole yard and fill it in with Minnesota soil if I could → Read More

Spoilers are good

If you want to know if a movie is worthy of your time, read the plot summary → Read More

A hint the Afghanistan war isn't really over

The United States will continue "over the horizon" strikes against suspected terrorists in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Thursday, a month after the U.S. war in Afghanistan theoretically came to a close. The statement raises an important question: Just how completely did the war end? When President Biden first announced his withdrawal timeline in May, his administration sent decidedly mixed… → Read More

Fox News' Tucker Carlson wants an IRS targeting scandal of his own

An enemy is lurking among us, Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance (R) told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night: nonprofits with "radical left-wing ideology." "The basic way this works is that the Ford Foundation, the Gates Foundation, the Harvard University endowment — these are fundamentally cancers on American society," Vance said, "but they pretend to be charities, and so they benefit… → Read More

America's 3 big 'what ifs' in Afghanistan

Is it possible to approach the end of a 20-year war without asking "what if"? I suspect not — at least, not when the drawdown is as chaotic and controversial as the past few weeks in Afghanistan have been. Here are three such hypotheticals that caught my eye. What if we'd never invaded? At The Atlantic, pastor and Poor People's Campaign chair William J. Barber II reminded his readers that the… → Read More

The chaotic Afghanistan exit everyone should have seen coming

The conclusion of the long-since-lost U.S. war in Afghanistan is tragic for the many Afghans who will suffer under Taliban rule — particularly women, religious minorities, and those, like interpreters, who supported the American invasion and occupation (and who now should be welcomed to our country as refugees). But it is also basically what we should've anticipated for this moment. There were… → Read More

The problem with courting the 'craziest son of a bitch' vote

Some politicians have gone down a dangerous slippery slope → Read More

Faith Involves Your Brain, Too

I don’t like devotional books. I rarely get swept up in emotional worship experiences. And as much as I’ve wanted to be the girl who sings with her arms → Read More

The making of a vaccine misinformation meme

How an ER doctor's cautionary tweet becomes an "active psyop" → Read More

Biden ends another war — sort of

After 18 years, the U.S. combat mission in Iraq will come to an end, President Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi will announce Monday, pursuant to an agreement that includes a specific timeline. This is excellent news, long overdue. The war in Iraq began under false pretenses and was never necessary for U.S. security. Our long occupation has exacted an obscene cost, and… → Read More

Americans believe 2 completely different Jan. 6 narratives. Neither one is right.

Americans believe 2 completely different Jan. 6 narratives. Neither one is right. → Read More

Yes, Christianity Is a Religion, Not Just a Relationship

More weeks than not, I think about skipping church. "We could just take this one week off, I tell myself. We’ll be back next week. It’s cold out, anyway." → Read More

Did your brain get hooked on the thrill of the pandemic?

Are you finding it difficult to get back to ordinary activities as COVID-19 restrictions relax? Do you feel anxiety around doing things you used to do all the time? Are your feelings about going back to normal decidedly mixed? Full disclosure: My feelings are not mixed; I have no such anxiety; and I have gone back to pre-pandemic life without a second thought. My mask is still in my purse, but… → Read More

Five Things to Consider As You Look For a Church

I hate the phrase “church shopping,” because it suggests the process of choosing a church is a consumeristic way to satisfy your personal desires. But the → Read More