Amy Sullivan

Amy Sullivan is a contributing writer at Time magazine, and author of the book The Party Faithful: How and Why Democrats are Closing the God Gap (Scribner, 2008). A Michigan native, she holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Harvard Divinity School.


America’s Preacher

or a man who is arguably the most famous religious leader in the world after the pope and the Dalai Lama, evangelical preacher Rick Warren remains a surprising enigma. Is he just a kinder, gentler, Hawaiian-shirt-clad version of Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson? Or is he the face of a new evangelicalism that represents a… Read more »

Poor Sports

The sports culture that I found when I arrived in Washington, D.C. more than a decade ago couldn’t have been more different. The local NBA team–then known as the Washington Bullets–starred two former Michigan players, which was enough to make me a fan. But they mostly lost, and this, I figured, explained why I never… Read more »

Not as Lame as You Think

he first week of March should have been a bright spot for Democrats in an otherwise bleak five years. With the president’s approval numbers reaching Nixon-esque lows, and Democrats outpolling Republicans by 15 pointsthe partys largest lead in a midterm election since 1982it was beginning to look like the long-suffering Democrats had rediscovered their mojo…. Read more »

Not as Lame as You Think

he first week of March should have been a bright spot for Democrats in an otherwise bleak five years. With the president’s approval numbers reaching Nixon-esque lows, and Democrats outpolling Republicans by 15 pointsthe partys largest lead in a midterm election since 1982it was beginning to look like the long-suffering Democrats had rediscovered their mojo…. Read more »

Fake Diamonds

If you are a fantasy baseball neophyte, as I was then, you’ll understand that I was relieved to learn that this–fantasy baseball?–was his deep dark secret of shame. It seemed endearingly geeky, making my whip-smart boyfriend a little more human. I was charmed. And although he seemed to believe that the news should upset me–a… Read more »