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How Romney should talk about religion

Michael Conroy AP Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves after speaking at the National Rifle Association convention … Continued

Why Santorum didn’t sell

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has just announced that he will terminate his campaign for the Republican nomination. Liberals will … Continued

Is Hope Bilingual?

Are 12 million people living in fear and hiding in the shadows a priority for President Obama? In essence, that … Continued

How Obama Did It: The Ground Game

Now that Barack Obama is president-elect we have to figure out how issues pertaining to religion contributed to his victory. … Continued

Obama Plays into Islamophobia

On our way to Friday prayer last week, my dad increased the volume in the car when he heard the … Continued

Obama The Unchurched: It Was Good Enough For Lincoln

Barack Obama had no choice but to resign his church membership, after the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s fiery comments about race … Continued

Obama Taps Into Spiritual Hunger

Do I believe that Barack Obama elicits religious fervor among his followers? The fact that the question is asked would … Continued

A Future for God Loving Liberals?

Several new books reviewed this weekend take aim at the notion that being religious and liberal need not be antithetical. … Continued

GOP Needs a Broader Christian Coalition

Tonight I will be in New York City speaking about religion and politics at the New School for Social Research … Continued

“God? Yes! Theocracy? No!”

I consider it to be one of the most important campaign developments of 2008 that every major aspirant for the … Continued

Everybody (On Campus) Digs Barack Obama

The results of my scientific poll of scholars of religion and theology at various universities (n = 14) have now … Continued

Who Can Play the Faith and Values Game?

In an interview to be aired next week on HDTV Michael Bloomberg has told Dan Rather that “nobody’s going to … Continued

Michael Bloomberg and His God Problem

If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were to actually run for president one wonders how he would fare among … Continued