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The Antichrist next door

Proximity to a target often removes its appeal, especially when antichrists are involved. Perhaps Michele Bachmann dissed her Lutheran denomination’s … Continued

Moralism without morality

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen A recent post on this site raises some serious issues, and I think reveals a … Continued

The Pragmatism of America

I watched the Obama victory last night from the perspective of someone who follows Jewish voting patterns. His success at … Continued

The Diversity of America

Over the past month I have watched as Barack Obama’s campaign was supercharged not just by Obama’s own charismatic personality, … Continued

And Atwater Begat Rove, who Begat Schmidt…

For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and lose his own soul? — … Continued

God Save Sarah Palin!

If Vice-President Palin is fit to lead the nation, then why can’t she be a priest in my church? When … Continued

The Huckabee Perplex

What does the failed presidential run of Mike Huckabee teach us about the standing of Evangelicals in politics today? A … Continued

Are Evangelicals Obama-Curious?

Over the past month we have witnessed the emergence of a veritable sub-genre of political reportage: the don’t-count-Hillary-out-just-yet story. With … Continued

Huckabee’s Happy and So are the Democrats

The inimitable Democratic advocate and aforetime Michael Dukakis campaign manager, Susan Estrich, was recently quoted on Fox News as saying: … 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

Note to Mitt, Fred and John: 2004 is So Over!

In 2004, George W. Bush won the presidency by assembling a coalition of White Evangelicals (78% of whom cast their … Continued

Readers’ Comments on Senator Obama

Sen. Barack Obama’s popularity among the professorial set, as some of my readers observed, might be a source of grave … Continued

For Obama, Nothing is the Matter with Kansas

In 2004, 78% percent of White Evangelicals voted for George W. Bush. The GOP, I surmise, would like to achieve … Continued