Damon Linker, Rebecca Traister

September 30 . 2010

Should a candidate’s religious convictions  be off-limits to public scrutiny? Damon Linker doesn’t think so, and in The Religious Test, he outlines the various elements of religious beliefs that are simply incompatible with high office. Later, Rebecca Traister, whose coverage of the 2008 presidential election for Salon, offers a startling appraisal of what the campaign meant for all of us in Big Girls Don’t Cry. Even though we didn’t get our first woman president or vice president, the campaign was  transformative  for American women and for the nation.