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Obama’s theme of hope has religious roots

Cathleen Falsani, religion columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, writes that Barack Obama’s recurrent campaign theme of hope “is not a political idea. It’s a thoroughly theological one.”…


One more way to pre-slice Super Tuesday: How will religious Democrats vote?

Michael Sean Winters, writing on the blog of America magazine, says religious voters could aid Barack Obama in the Super Tuesday showdowns. Much was made of the racial breakdown of the Democratic vote in the South Carolina primary, where Barack…


Are evangelicals the last group it’s OK to mock?

Liberals at a cocktail party in New York or Los Angeles wouldn’t dare ridicule Barack Obama’s race or Hillary Clinton’s gender, but “it would be easy to get away with deriding Mike Huckabee’s religious faith,” writes Nicholas D. Kristoff of…


Obama, in Idaho, says he’s for Jesus and guns

Sen. Barack Obama stopped in Idaho, one of the Super Tuesday primary states, and told folks there he’s a Christian and a supporter of the Second Amendment. Here’s a story from the Associated Press. “I’ve been going to the same…


BREAKING NEWS: Obama wins SC

Here’s the story from The New York Times. Nearly complete returns showed Barack Obama with 55 percent of the vote, Hillary Clinton with 27 percent, and John Edwards with 18….


‘Shame on you,’ Bill Clinton tells reporters

It’s classic Bill Clinton. In this video from CNN, Clinton lays into the media for focusing on the wrong things and asking the wrong questions….


Wow. Black voters don’t all think alike. Imagine that.

Here’s a story from The New York Times about how Southern black voters are divided in their loyalties. The headline: Southern Blacks Are Split on Clinton vs. Obama The story includes this sentence: If any election can prove that Southern…


What was missing from the Iowa victory speeches: Any godtalk

Mulling over the interesting results from the Iowa caucuses. I’ll leave the pure political analysis for them who who gets paid for it. (Though I’ll note that only two kinds of journalists don’t suffer for being wrong: political pundits and…


Clergy appear to be turning to Dems

At least that’s the conclusion of one study of campaign contributions, according to Religion News Service. The study is by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group that tracks political gifts. It found that clergy and staff members…


On the shifting values barometer of American voters

I’ve got a piece running today. The top: A quick-fading political storm over Barack Obama’s teen drug use shows how some issues that once would have torpedoed a candidate have lost their pop. Traits that a decade or a generation…

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