Today’s “On the Square” offers a preview of the next issue, now in the mail to subscribers , from the editor’s “Public Square.” In The Signpost at the Crossroads , Joseph Bottum examines “the signpost at the intersection of religion and American public life.” I would tell you what that signpost is, but that would limit the effect of the article’s opening. I will say that the calculations of Mitch Daniels is a major subject.

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