Muslim Praise for Obama-Taliban Parley

Obama told Time's Joe Klein of that he is in favor of negotiating with the Taliban. General Petraeus agrees. This statement has prompted an elated response from blogger Mujahideen Ryder:"This ...

Trick or Treat

It's been a while since all the Jeremiah Wright commotion. This is a last minute release by The National Republican Trust PAC. Apparently it will cost the PAC somewhere between ...

Powell shakes up GOP

Beleifnet comments on Colin Powell's criticism of rumors that have spread around senior members of the GOP calling Obama a Muslim, as if his allegiance would be to something other ...

Florida Senator Admits to Affairs

ABC has an interview in which Florida Democratic Senator Tim Mahoney comes clean about the truth of his extra-marital affairs and his attempts to cover them up. While his honesty ...

McCain, Palin slam Obama on abortion

Last Thursday at a GOP rally in Waukesha, WI, McCain said that, on the issue of abortion, "Sen. Obama has a clear radical, far-left, pro-abortion record." Yesterday, Palin at a ...

Thurman on Palin's Religion

Robert Thurman of Columbia University has his own grievance with Palin's Religion. In his mind, what sets the Palin-Muthee connection apart from that of Obama and Wright is that she ...

Video: Abortion Issues Crucial

The conservative Catholic group, Fidelis, put out this new video, which stresses that the most important topics in this election are anti-abortion/pro-life and anti-gay marriage/pro-(?) issues. Beliefnet reports that "Catholic ...

The Perils of Flirting with Palin

Palin has not had much luck with feminists at home, but her meeting with a flirtatious Pakistani president, Asif Ali Zardari, last week has resulted in an unlikely union between ...

Cartoon Offends

Pat Oliphant's cartoon, printed last Wednesday on Washingtonpost.com, received criticism for being offensive, particularly from some 350 Pentecostals. Debra Howell, who appeased such responses in her column, continued the discussion ...

First Debate Religion Free (Almost)

That McCain opened with offering our prayers for Ted Kennedy was about as far religion was brought into the debate last night. Beliefnet's Paul Raushenbush feels a little perturbed that ...

Our Fellow Blair

The former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, gave (http://www.courant.com/news/education/hc-blair0920.artsep20,0,5756992.story) an introductory hello to a multitude at Yale's Woolsey Hall on Friday, initiating the beginning of a new chapter in his ...

Mark Rasmussen bio

Mark Rasmussen is an undergraduate fellow at the Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life. A religion major and member of the Trinity College class of 2009 ...