Links for 12/21/16

by Michael Sean Winters

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A friend predicted that the right would be the first to turn on Trump. Politico reports on Newt Gingrich already sowing doubts, and Newt doesn't represent the Mike Gerson wing of conservatism but the populist, Tea Party wing, now better known as Trump's base.

At RNS, Martin Marty reflects on a story about suicide rates among Irish priests that appeared here at NCR.

At Religion & Politics, a report on how different Jewish groups are wrestling with the fact that Trump won. Every religious group in the country, from white evangelicals to Jews to RCs to Muslims, must figure out how to serve the common good in a country that is not only deeply divided, but in a political context that has been cheapened in every way by Trump's candidacy and victory. 

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