The Times Takes Note

In today's New York Times, Neela Banerjee rounds up the Hagee story in a useful way. What's most interesting is that at this point Hagee is simply not commenting on ...

Hagee v. Yoffie

In Israel today, Pastor John Hagee responded to Rabbi Eric Yoffie's critique, accusing the head of Reform Judaism of a "troubling lack of respect of the truth." Hagee denied being ...

No Respect

In case you missed it, last week the Prescott (AZ) Daily Courier ran a full-page ad in the form of a letter from 26 social conservatives urging John McCain not ...

Muslim Myth Persists

The number of people who believe Barack Obama is a Muslim has remained steady in the past month. A Pew Poll from late March had the number of misinformed at ...

Where's the Mainline?

A week from today, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, but not, apparently, John McCain, will be participating in something called the Compassion Forum at Messiah College, near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This ...

Hagee Redux

Among the side issues stirred up by fracas over Pastor John Hagee's endorsement of John McCain was whether the Jewish community should or would insert itself into the the discussion. ...

Media Ed

Whatever reservations one might have about the impact of viral YouTube soundbites on American political discourse, the current media environment is a fabulous educational machine when things really get cranked ...

Palestinians for Obama

Al Jazeera has an intersting video of young Palestinians in Gaza who are phone banking for Barack Obama. Add to Favorite Articles

The Story that Won't End

It has been 37 days since people started paying attention to Jeremiah Wright. Today, Time has a story about how Obama found his way to TUCC. Add to Favorite Articles

Hold That Storyline

Thanks to people like E.J. Dionne, Amy Sullivan, and (I'm afraid) present company, the new storyline on religion and politics is that, yes, Virginia, the Democrats get it. Recognizing that ...

Catholic Outreach, Democratic Division

Hat tip (a little belatedly) to Beliefnet's Dan Gilgoff for his reporting on the Clinton and Obama campaigns' outreach efforts to Catholics, including new staff hires. Add to Favorite Articles

Another Clinton Pastor

Today's New York Sun features Russell Berman's interview with Hillary Clinton's sometime pastor Edward Matthews, who retired 10 years ago from the Methodist church that she attended in Little Rock ...