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My (Native) Vote
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 2:06pm | Type: Blog

So who am I going to vote for? I am not sure. But fortunately I have a few more hours to figure it out. My early voting ballot is almost complete. I have done my reading, finished ...

A Season of Civility in Response to Campaign Incivility
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:20am | Type: Blog

Instead of trying to fight fire with more fire, the time has come to practice civility among ourselves as we engage in public life, and as we do so, learn to demand respectfulness from our elected officials, b ...

Romney Says Tax Returns Would Publicize Private Mormon Tithing
Originally Posted: 08/23/2012 - 1:55pm | Type: Blog

Mitt Romney says in a new interview that one of the reasons he’s distressed about disclosing his tax returns is that everyone sees how much money he and his wife, Ann, have donated to his Mormon church, and th ...

Poll: Mormons Excited About Romney’s Rise, But Wary of Media
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

Most Mormons in Utah believe that Mitt Romney’s rise to become the likely GOP presidential nominee is a good thing for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But many do not trust the media to cover ...

The Iowa Caucus: Watch it LIVE on God's Politics
Originally Posted: 01/03/2012 - 7:53pm | Type: Blog

There are a lot of concerns about the undue influence early voting states wield in the primary process. The fact that I got more face time with candidates as a New Hampshire elementary school pupil than most v ...

Time to Go Deeper
Originally Posted: 12/29/2011 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

It is time to engage in the spiritual reflection that would restore the moral compass our politics and economics have lost. It’s been a bad year, and the 2012 election year looks ...

Rick Perry, Superman and Immigration
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Rick Perry was recently asked by a nine-year-old "If you were a super hero, what kind of super hero would you be?" His answer to the child's benign question was simultaneously predictable and ...

What is an Evangelical, anyway?
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Blog

Not long after the 2004 presidential election, I was dining with some friends in Brooklyn when the conversation turned to religion and politics - the two things you're never supposed to discuss in pol ...

The Ryan Plan: A Declaration of War on the Poor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I've been fasting for 15 days in solidarity with the <a href="https://secure3.convio.net/sojo/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&amp;page=UserAction&amp;id=399&amp;autologin=true" ta ...

Obama's Budget Battle Hurts the Poor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

President Obama released his <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/02/15/us/politics/15obama-doc.html" target="_blank">budget proposal</a> Monday, officially staking ...

The Inconsistency for the Call to Civility
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In light of an unsuccessful campaign to become the president of my middle school as an eighth grader, I have no plans on entering politics and running for political office. In lig ...

This Election Season, Let's Focus on Truth and Civility
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/truth-and-civility/" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Let's try it. For the next six weeks before the election, let's ...

Missouri's Health-Care Dilemma
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/08/04/tuesday.primaries/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn">by a 3-to-1 margin</a>, Missouri voters passed <a href="http://ballo ...

Justice Stevens Hasn't Moved, the Supreme Court Has
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

There's an old story about a man and his wife driving into town one evening. There's an old story about a man and his wife driving into town one evening. The wife looks ...

Sarah Palin, Newsweek Cover, and Sexism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Sarah Palin is all over the news -- just like she wants. And before you criticize her, she and her team have a strategy and they're implementing it well to ensure that her persona is before the A ...

Honoring the Greatest Commitment of Sen. Edward Kennedy's Life
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>In the aftermath of the 2004 presidential election, the Democrats were roundly accused of losing the "moral values voters" in America, and of being the party of "secularists" who w ...

Persistent Efforts to Counter a Persistent Nuclear Threat
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

A generation has now come of age now for which "Fall Out Shelter" signs are nothing but rusty remnants of a time long past. A generation has now come of age now for whic ...

The Obama Notre Dame Controversy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

The University of Notre Dame recently announced that President Barack Obama will be its spring commencement speaker and that he will also be receiving an honorary doctorate of laws degree. ...

Guarded Optimism in Zimbabwe and South Africa
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

It's been just over two weeks into the new transitional government in Zimbabwe. There is guarded optimism and most people have adopted a 'wait and see' approach. It ...

Tips on Bridging the Persistent Digital Divide
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Even in our current political climate, as President <a title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1XWvs7SL5I&amp;eurl=http://www.freepress.net/ Obama demands" href="http://www.youtube.com/wat ...

A Pastor's Brother Killed in the Colombian Army's Grotesque Fraud
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>If no one speaks out, the violence is going to continue. Someone has to give voice to what is hidden. If no one speaks out, the violence is going to c ...

Don't Take the Bush-Obama Handshake for Granted
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

The campaign was filled with backstabbers, liars, and cheats. Entire books were created out of thin air to defame opponents. The campaign was filled with backstabbers, liars, and ...

A TKO and a Split Decision
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

My wife and I were sitting watching the election returns come in on CNN. She was 'chatting' online with some of her friends. My wife and I were sitting watching the ele ...

Religion in the Race for the White House
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

As part of my coverage of the <a href="http://www.aarweb.com">American Academy of Religion</a>'s annual meeting, I attended a day-long workshop titled "Religion in the Race for ...

Not Voting is Irresponsible, Not Less Responsible
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Dear Shane,</p> Dear Shane, Your recent post is helpful, well-written, and - While I disagree, I very much While I disagree, I very much respect the viewpoi ...

Dichotomies and Dilemmas in the Global Warming Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Tonight at 9 p.m. Tonight at 9 p.m. EST, many of us will tune in to Heat , a PBS investigative documentary on climate change and what big business is doing to address it. ...

Just as You Did for the Middle Class, You Also Did For Me
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

In the all too familiar script of presidential elections and debates, these words have essentially replaced the words of Jesus. In the all too familiar script of presidential elec ...

Talking to the New Evangelical Voters
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

During the final week of the 2000 presidential election, I was in the fall semester of my freshman year in college, feeling incredibly hungry-hungrier than I had ever been before. ...

Obama Hung in Effigy at Christian College
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

This is hard to read. Hard to swallow. Hard to understand ... This is hard to read. Hard to swallow. Hard to understand ... especially when it happens at a Christian universit ...

Ten Reasons Why This Election Should Be About Issues and Not Personalities
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

The presidential tickets in this election on both sides of the aisle have lots of "personality;" some of the candidates have even been referred to as "rock stars." John McCain's campa ...