The new issue of Religion in the News is now online. My editor’s column deals with region and the campaign but otherwise, we’ve taken a break from electoral politics. Particularly worthy of note is Ron Kiener’s cover story on Agriprocessors, the kosher meatpacking plant raided by the feds, and Gene Gallaher’s article on the Fundamentalist Mormon compound raided by the Texans. Andrew Walsh’s account of the twilight of the religion beat is must reading for all who care about such things. Tomorrow I’ll be down in Washington for the religious freedom conference, so enjoy!