Recently, Elizabeth Sperber, a political scientist starting her career at the University of Denver and a talented scholar of religion and politics, along with her colleague Matt Herman, published a piece on the Washington Post‘s “Monkey Cage” on the fraught elections taking place in Zambia and the challenge of finding impartial observers. The country turned to . . . its Christian churches. It’s a fascinating case where religion is making a positive difference in politics. Still, unresolved questions remain concerning the fairness of the elections.