Kirsten Powers

CNN Political Analyst; Columnist, USA Today
Kirsten Powers Crosscut Festival 2021

Session: Worshipping Trump

10 a.m. Saturday, May 8

White evangelicals face an identity crisis after the Donald Trump presidency. Some would say they made a deal with the devil, undermining any moral high ground for raw power. But not all Evangelicals are Trump die-hards and there are important conversations led by these voices inside the church that are more vital than ever. Join us for this panel discussion with Kristin Kobes Du Mez, the Rev. Rob Schenk, Lenny Duncan and moderator Kirsten Powers.


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About Kirsten Powers

Kirsten Powers is a USA Today columnist and CNN senior political analyst. The Washington Post has called her “bright-eyed, sharp-tongued, [and] gamely combative” and “a ferocious advocate for her points of view.” Kirsten's forthcoming book on how to bring grace into our toxic public discourse will be out in November 2021. Prior to USA Today, Kirsten was a columnist for the Daily Beast, American Prospect Online and the New York Post. The Columbia Journalism Review called her “an outspoken liberal journalist” in a sea of opposition at Fox News, where she previously served as a political analyst.


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Join journalists, politicians, authors, creators and newsmakers from our community and around the nation May 3-8, 2021 as we come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives.


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