Op-Eds & Essays

Billy Graham, ‘America’s Pastor’?
Washington Post
February 22, 2018

Crying ‘Fake News’ Is Trump at His Most Nixonian
Huffington Post
January 19, 2018

A Stern Senate Speech Won’t Stop Trump. It Didn’t Stop McCarthy
Washington Post
October 24, 2017

Partisans Often Try to Claim July Fourth as Their Own. It Usually Backfires” Washington Post
July 3, 2017

Trump’s Tuesday Night Massacre Brings the Watergate Comparisons Full Circle
May 10, 2017

How Dwight Eisenhower’s First 100 Days Created the Religious Right
April 27, 2017

All the Presidents’ Taxes
April 14, 2017

The Baffler
January 31, 2017

Trump Repeats Truman? Not Quite
New York Times
November 12, 2016

The King’s Chapel and the King’s Court: Richard Nixon, Billy Graham, and White House Church Services
Religion & Politics
July 7, 2015

Pitchmen for Piety: Disneyland and the Invention of Christian America
Utne Reader
July, 2015

Why I Wrote This Book: Kevin M. Kruse, One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America
June 2, 2015

Christian America is an invention: Big business, right-wing politics and the religious lie that still divides us
April 19, 2015

How Corporate America Invented Christian America
April 16, 2015

Freedom Under God
April 15, 2015

‘One nation under God’? Not when it comes to distributing Gideon Bibles to public schools
April 4, 2015

A Christian Nation? Since When?
The New York Times
March 15, 2015

The Real Loser: Truth
The New York Times
November 5, 2012

For God So Loved the 1 Percent …
The New York Times
January 17, 2012