The Common Good

Amy Sullivan: Has Bush Been Good for Religion?

I just wanted to let our readers know that I'm involved in a week-long debate over at The New Republic with Joe Loconte, formerly of the Heritage Foundation and now with the Ethics and Public Policy Center. (Scroll down to read's Joe entry first, since he gets the debate started and I respond. We'll continue the discussion on Thursday and Friday.)

The debate was prompted by David Kuo's book and the question of whether President Bush's administration has been good for religious conservatives. I'm in the weird position of being between both conservatives and liberals, many of whom argue that the Bush White House has been all about catering to religious conservatives (obviously, one side thinks this is as it should be and the other thinks it is very bad).

Follow the debate and decide for yourself.

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