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The Last GOP Debate of the Year: Fun with Soundbites
Originally Posted: 12/16/2011 - 2:21pm | Type: Blog

Our friends at the Huffington Post have had some fun with video sound bites from yesterday's GOP debate. Our friends at the Huffington Post have had some fun with video sou ...

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 2:37pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: Census Shows 1 In 2 People Are Poor Or Low-Income Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of America ...

A Very Perry Christmas
Originally Posted: 12/13/2011 - 12:08pm | Type: Blog

Here’s the thing. There is no war on Christmas – one has never been declared, except by those proclaiming themselves its victims. There is no liberal attack on “our religious heritage” – whatever people like P ...

Vote for Me! The Politicization and Manipulation of Jesus, Christians, and Religion
Originally Posted: 12/13/2011 - 11:34am | Type: Blog

While some folks holler and scream about Rick Perry’s ad, the blunt truth is that this has always been the consistent strategy of modern day politics. I confess that I don’t have ...

The Morning News: Monday, Dec. 12, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES: Class Matters. Why Won’t We Admit It? No one seriously disputes the fact that students from disadvantaged househ ...

Jesus Gets the Last Word on Rick Perry's Ad
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 6:53pm | Type: Blog

FunnyOrDie.com for the win! "Jesus Christ of Nazareth would like to take this opportunity to refute Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry's most recent TV ad." ...

The Friday News: Dec. 9, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

The Friday News: Dec. 9, 2011 RNS: Hanukkah Music: Young, Hip Jews Leading a Makeover A year after a group of Yeshiva University students hit it big with what some called th ...

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/08/2011 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 THINK PROGRESS: ‘Morning Joe’ Crew Mocks Perry’s War On Christmas Ad As if the overwhelmingly negative reviews from YouTube users an ...

Rick Perry Must Apologize
Originally Posted: 12/08/2011 - 7:15am | Type: Blog

Governor Perry should take the ad down, apologize both to President Obama and the American people, ask God for forgiveness and make amends for perpetuating polarization and disharmony in the body of Christ. ...

Oh My God! A Response to the GOP Presidential Debate on Foreign Policy
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 1:44pm | Type: Blog

“Oh my God” was the refrain that kept going through my mind as I watched the Republican presidential candidates talk about their positions on foreign policy at their debate over the weekend. ...

The Afternoon News: Monday Nov. 14, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

U.S. Bishops Should Focus On Economy, On Deficit Reduction... THE WASHINGTON POST (ON FAITH):  U.S. Bishops Should Focus On Economy As the American Catholic bishops gather f ...

Newt Gingrich Is Right
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 12:06pm | Type: Blog

Newt Gingrich is right. Not about most things, but he is, at least, about the superficial state of our political discourse. Newt Gingrich is right. Not about most things, but he i ...

Rick Perry's "Oops": The Brain Freeze Heard 'Round the World
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

Ah, let see, Education, Commerce, and ... EPA! Wait, no. Education, Commerce and ... and ... Oops. In what journalists are calling a “bombshell moment” and one of the worst gaffes ...

Let Your Voice Be Heard in Saturday's GOP Debate
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 6:48pm | Type: Blog

Let your voices be heard! Learn how to submit questions for Saturday's GOP Presidential Debate on issues relating to national security. On Saturday, November 12, at 8 p.m. ET ...

The Afternoon News: Wednesday Nov. 9, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/09/2011 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

A twice-daily round up of top news related to Sojourners' commitments to social justice and the poor. A twice-daily round up of top news related to Sojourners' commitm ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 8:24am | Type: Blog

Science, God, and Presidential Politics Science, God, and Presidential Politics Science and God are again front and center in presidential politics. GOP presidential candida ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Vatican Meets OWS: 'The Economy Needs Ethics' Vatican Meets OWS: 'The Economy Needs Ethics' The Vatican today elaborated on Pope Benedict XVI's ...

News: Quick Videos
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

CNN: Hilary Clinton Reacts To Gadhafi News CNN: GOP Debate CNN: Hilary Clinton Reacts To Gadhafi News CNN: GOP Debate (Barack Obama, CNN, gener ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West Examine Poverty in America Tavis Smiley and Cornel West Examine Poverty in America Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West have put together ...

Must-Read du Jour: Why the Antichrist Matters in U.S. Politics (NYT)
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

Today's Must-Read du Jour comes from an op-ed by Matthew Avery Sutton in the New York Times. Sutton, an associate professor of history at Washington State University, and author of Aimee Semple McPherson ...

The Republican Debates So Far (part 1)
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

As a liberal, a progressive that stands to the left of President Obama, I do not expect to hear much in a Republican presidential debate with which I will agree. As a liberal, a p ...

Jesus: We Interrupt This Execution to Bring You a Message of Grace
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 9:02pm | Type: Blog

Last night, death was interrupted when the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of execution for a Texas man convicted of a double murder in Houston in 1995. Last night, dea ...

Immigration Reform for Texas: Seeking a Winning Cocktail
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

One little known fact about Houston is that it was the only major city in the South to integrate nonviolently. One little known fact about Houston is that it was the only major ...

Hurricanes, Hype, and Hope
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Did anyone else get the feeling, as we watched weather reporters wave their arms frantically in swirling motions across oversized maps of the eastern seaboard -- with their eyes bulging as they pus ...

Who is the Messiah of Evangelical Politicians?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

The evangelical world expands to a far-off horizon and the topographical valleys and peaks cover landscapes that are both long and wide. The evangelical world expands to a far-o ...