Jewish Voters Prefer Clinton

Politico's Ben Smith has this story on how Senator Clinton has worked hard to sure up the support of many Jewish voters. Smith feels this will give her a leg ...

Obama's Church Part Trois

The Baltimore Sun’s Michael Hill has jumped on the “Obama’s church” bandwagon. His piece focuses on Barack's tenuous embrace as a member of the Trinity Church of Christ and the ...

Ginsburg on Faith

Those seeking a quick respite from the presidential race should turn their attention to Justice Ginsburg’s remarks on her Jewish ancestry. It is a worthwhile insight into the role of ...

Huck Meets the Constitution

I'm afraid this is must-see TV. Reactions all over the place, but this, from National Review's Lisa Schiffren, is of particular note. What about rendering unto Ceaser that which is ...

Anti-Mormon?

The take-away from Michigan so far as religion is concerned is that more born-again white Protestants--as good a screen for evangelicals as you could want--voted for Romney than for Huckabee, ...

Obama's Church

On the one hand, there's Richard Cohen's column in today's Washington Post chastising Obama for belonging to a church that put Louis Farrakhan on its cover last year. It's guilt ...

Holy War

The latest polls (for example here) show Huckabee and McCain splitting the evangelical vote in South Carolina, and it seems fair to wonder why. After all, wasn't it John McCain ...

Southern Schism

As South Carolina nears its 15 minutes of fame this Saturday, Politico's David Paul Kuhn highlighted conservatives’ tensions in the palmetto state. Likely republicans voters are struggling to decide whether ...

On the Church Stump

Molly Ball's story in today's Las Vegas Review-Journal follows Obama campaigning around southern Nevada, including a visit to a COGIC congregation where the pastor did not disguise his political preference. ...

Muslims and Jews?

The Republican campaign story in today's Greenville News leads with Huckabee denying his campaign is about religion after preaching at two services at a North Spartanburg megachurch. Distinguishing what he ...

Catholic anti-Huck

And speaking of guilt by association, here's an email obtained by the Atlantic's Marc Ambinder, apparently circulating among Michigan Republicans, tarring Huckabee with being anti-Catholic.

Fora Obama

Politico's Jeanne Cummings, an old Atlanta Journal Constitution colleague of mine, has a good piece on Obama's version of faith-based politicking. She rightly signals his biggest innovation, the "faith forums" ...

Getting Our Huckabearings

The Greenberg Center's gimlet-eyed associate director, Andrew Walsh, has noted a certain fuzziness in this blog's picture of Mike Huckabee, and we're not the only ones having trouble getting our ...

Slim Pickin's

Today, the Religion News Service's quote of the day comes from Shirley Dobson, wife of Focus on the Family's James Dobson, who in her capacity as chairman of the National ...

What about us?

Yesterday, leaders of the possibly growing left wing of American evangelicalism issued a protest letter to the big media outlets complaining about the fact that, in the Iowa "entrance" poll ...