“God’s Official Party”?….That’s what the good souls in the G.O.P. are apparently calling themselves these days, according to Mike Crowley’s report from a morning meeting of the Iowa Republican delegation in New York. Ah, humility. Sounds like perhaps they need a reminder that God probably has better things to do than take sides in a partisan contest.

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Amy Sullivan is a Chicago-based journalist who has written about religion, politics, and culture as a senior editor for Time, National Journal, and Yahoo. She was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 2004 to 2006.