11:57 AM, Feb 21, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Caroline May reports that "More than 2,500 evangelical and ministry leaders from a range of denominations have signed a letter to President Obama voicing their opposition to the administration’s new mandate requiring that all health insurance plans contain contraceptive coverage."
But not all religious leaders are being critical of Obama--a number are even trying to provide him with cover.
10:58 PM, Jan 5, 2012 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
The auditorium at Windham High School seats 660, but the fire marshal tells me the crowd for Rick Santorum’s fifth event on Thursday overflowed with more than 700 in attendance. But even with this big audience, Santorum looks tired and gives a low energy, pedestrian performance.
Will the sun set on the Anglican communion? Dec 19, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 14 • By JOSEPH BOTTUM
The archbishop of Canterbury is going to resign next year. At least that’s the story making the rounds of newspapers in London, and the interesting part is not that the 61-year-old Rowan Williams should be willing to give up another decade in the job. Or even, if the Telegraph is right, that the clergy and his fellow bishops are working to push him out.
2:04 PM, Sep 10, 2011 • By MARK TOOLEY
On Sunday, the Episcopal Church’s National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. will host “A Call to Compassion” to commemorate 9/11. President Obama will attend and speak at the concluding “Concert for Hope.” Patti LaBelle will sing. CNN’s Anderson Cooper will host. After the recent earthquake and the collapse of a crane, the cathedral has gone “on the road” and relocated its 9/11 events to a nearby synagogue and the Kennedy Center. Controversy has surrounded the cathedral’s choice of spiritual representatives.
9:00 AM, Aug 31, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer believes he's gaining momentum. "My best fundraising week was last week," the former governor and congressman from Louisiana tells Slate's Dave Weigel. "I raised enough money to buy a ticket to one of Obama's fundraisers."
How many mischaracterizations can Peter Beinart make in a single paragraph? 2:55 PM, Jul 25, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Peter Beinart has a doozy of a column up over at the Daily Beast, rather breathlessly titled, "Why Norway Could Happen Here." Since I suspect that Beinart managed to repeat every left-wing myth about the violent tendencies of Christians and conservatives, let's take a look at the key paragraph:
2:34 PM, Jul 14, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Winning the sweepstakes for the most hysterical piece of political journalism in recently is no mean feat, but I think Joshua Green at The Atlantic might have done it:
Michele Bachmann's Church Says the Pope Is the Antichrist
10:35 AM, Jun 15, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
A liberal group has grabbed a number of headlines in the past week by attacking Paul Ryan's budget plan as un-Christian. The group claims that Ryan's a devotee of the atheist Ayn Rand, whose values are explicitly anti-Christian, and that this is the real inspiration for Ryan's budget:
What religion means to politics, and vice versa.
May 16, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 33 • By FRANCIS J. BECKWITH
Good and Bad Ways to Think About Religion and Politics
by Robert Benne
Eerdmans, 128 pp., $14
12:00 AM, Dec 16, 2010 • By MARK TOOLEY
Over the last several years the old religious right reputedly has been melting down, with younger, more liberal evangelicals in the ascendency. But exit polling from the 2010 midterm election indicate no major political shift among evangelical or Protestant voters.