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Emma Green

Emma Green is the assistant managing editor of, where she also oversees the National Channel and writes about religion and culture.

The Pandemic Has Parents Fleeing From Schools—Maybe Forever

Covid-19 is a catalyst for families who were already skeptical of the traditional school system—and are now thinking about leaving it for good.


Your Neighbor’s Christian Education, Courtesy of Your Tax Dollars

The Supreme Court is set to hear one of the most notable “Church and state” cases in years.

Health & Human Services

The New Abortion Bills Are a Dare

State legislators in Alabama and Georgia know that abortion bans will likely be overturned in lower courts. They are aiming higher.


The Government Gets Into the Church-Rebuilding Business

A provision tucked into the budget bill requires FEMA to treat religious institutions like other nonprofits.


Now It's Liberal States Clashing With the Federal Government Over Religious Freedom

California, Pennsylvania, and others have sued over new policies on contraceptive coverage.

Public Safety

The Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History

A gunman opened fire during a country-music show at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 200 more.


This New Jersey Township Tried to Block a Mosque, And Lost

Zoning ordinances are one of the most common tools of bias against faith groups. On Tuesday, a New Jersey township settled two cases brought against it.


The Federal Government’s Reversal: Let the States Deal With Transgender Kids

The Departments of Education and Justice released revised guidelines on how schools should handle gender-identity issues.


Why Porn Stars Hate California’s Ballot Initiative to Protect Their Safety on Sets

This November, voters will weigh a statewide proposition about condoms and worker rights.


Why North Carolina Judges Can Still Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Marriages

Decisions in dueling lawsuits suggest the religious exemption law will be hard to overturn in the courts.


Why a Court Blocked the Obama Administration’s Guidelines on Trans Students

A federal judge in Texas has ruled that the Department of Education didn’t follow proper rule-making procedures in sending a letter about bathrooms to schools.