Amid the outpouring of remembrance and assessment marking the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, there has been a notable lack of attention to the significance of his presidency for religion in public life.
If you want to know why Republican Ken Cuccinelli lost the governorship of the Old Dominion yesterday, look no further than white evangelicals.
Texas tea partiers have launched a movement to draft David Barton to mount a primary challenge to Texas Sen. John Cornyn next year. If they succeed, it will mark the “constitutional conservative” era of the religious right.
The resignation of Suzan Johnson Cook as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom will allow the Obama Administration to take another step towards getting its religious act together
To understand what’s going on in Washington today, you’ve got to understand the zombification of the Republican right wing. By that I don’t mean that Ted Cruz and company have become zombies, but rather have come to see themselves as under assault by them.
There is a kind of religious passion animating the right wing of Republican Party these days, such as to remind those of us in the business of Girolamo Savonarola, the Dominican friar who at the end of the 15th century chased the Medici out of Florence and established what he hoped would be the New Jerusalem–rich and mighty, pure in morals, and the center of world Christianity.
The message from PRRI’s new survey of Hispanics is that Hispanics really aren’t worth Republicans’ attention.
There’s something fabulous about Vladimir Putin wrapping up his op-ed in today’s New York Times by chastising President Obama for wrapping up his Tuesday speech on Syria by invoking American exceptionalism.
Looking over their latest survey data on abortion, the Pew fact-mongers headline a growing “north-south divide,” with New Englanders becoming more pro-choice and Southerners from Kentucky to Texas becoming more pro-life. But that’s not the whole story.