Breaking News: Christmas is Important

The Politico has this quick piece on Congressman Steve King (R-IA) proposing a resolution stating that "Christians and Christmas are important." And people complain that this is a do-nothing Congress... ...

Church-Based

My old colleague (from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Jeanne Cummings, now at the Politico, has a nice piece about the IRS' ramping up of its scrutiny of church-based politicking and its ...

Love the Sinner

On Meet the Press last Sunday, Giuliani was asked whether he agreed with Huckabee's 1992 description of homosexuality as “an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle.” He dissented: “I don’t believe ...

South Carolina Tag Team

I watched the videos of Oprah and Obama addressing their huge crowd in South Carolina with an eye to tallying the sum of religiosity on display before the largely African ...

Video: Huckabee Mega-Church Rally

If you want to see what is driving Huck's success among evangelicals, watch this video of a Texas mega church pastor telling his congregation to support Mike. Fast forward to ...

This Ain't Your Grandfather's GOP

This piece seems to echo what Mark was saying about a seperation between Republican pundits and Republican people. John Heilemann of the New Yorker explores why Romney has faced such ...

Standard Humor!

What I love about other religious traditions, memo to Mitt. Add to Favorite Articles

Authentic Christian

Two new Huckabee spots end with the words "Authentic Conservative" in place of the earlier "Christian Leader." Evidently too much negative press, too many questions about evolution and Jews getting ...

Handiclapping

After contemplating Reid's round-up and hearing the Monday morning summaries of political news, I find myself concluding that Beltway pundits have decided that it's time to get on the Romney ...

Romney Reactions

It seems that reactions to Mitt Romney's speech seem to fall into three categories. The first is positive. It comes from inside the beltway or Mormon circles; the speech was ...

Romney React

I hope we'll be able to provide you with a survey of reactions to the Romney speech shortly. In the meantime, my initial impression is that there's been something of ...

The New England Way

Anyone who wants to understand what makes religion in public life different in New England should take a look at this article in today's Hartford Courant. The Connecticut Valley Atheists ...

Surgathon

Check out Newsweek's latest Iowa poll. Golly. Looks like the Mittster should have struck while his iron was hot. Ambinder thinks this could actually be good news for Romney because ...

Shocked, Shocked

Just before Romney's speech, Ralph Reed told Anderson Cooper: And I think what we need to do is, we need to stop doing doctrinal frisks of presidential candidates and theological ...

From Jan Shipps

Jan is still learning how to use the technology, so I'm posting this for her. MS To great hoopla, Governor Mitt Romney gave an address about “Faith in America” on ...