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In case anyone is curious who the ‘religion swiftboating’ attack was about

I posted a couple of days ago a bit from a news release from someone who thought “swiftboating” was a Good Thing. It turns out the attack was on Mitt Romney. Warmed over stuff about Mormon theology and the role…

Noah Feldman takes on Mormonism in the NYTimes magazine

Noah Feldman kills a lot of electrons in the NYTimes magazine in a look at Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith and its effect on politics. Here’s the link….

In Salt Lake, they mourn the passing of Postum

If you’re under 50-something, it’s possible that you’ve never heard of Postum, a powdered coffee substitute made from roasted grain and named for its creator, C.W. Post of the Post cereals empire. After more than a century, Postum is…

Historian Timothy Garton Ash cheap-shots MItt Romney and the LDS church in the Guardian

Timothy Garton Ash is a European studies professor at Oxford who felt moved to take a whack at American politics today. In the Guardian, he disses Mitt Romney and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A nugget: In…

Rod Dreher on the Mitt Romney Mormon issue

I meant to post this yesterday. Rod Dreher of the DMN’s editorial board had an interesting column on Sunday about Mitt Romney and the Mormon question. A nugget: There are plenty of good reasons for conservative Christians not to vote…

Yahoo says that Romney is inspiring searches on lots of religions

Yahoo keeps track of how many searches are done for what. And it blogs tidbits about the data on it’s Buzz Log. Here’s today’s top tidbit: “Lookups on different belief systems are surging in Search, thanks in large to Mitt…

Former Mormon weighs in on the relative weirdness of religions

Kenneth Anderson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor at American University, Washington College of Law. The essay is in the American Standard, entitled Mormons, Muslims, and Multiculturalism. A nugget: Just as it is not considered…

Are Mormons weird? Compared to what?

Here’s the top of a piece I wrote that’s running today: If you could have seen a thought balloon circling out of Mitt Romney’s head during his “JFK speech” last week, it might have said: “Mormons aren’t weird.” But if…

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