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The Party of Pink
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 9:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. America should be like a box of crayons, but with fewer colors. WHEN MARK TWAIN supposedly said ...

Sins of Omission
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Jennifer Moon Tea Party Catholic: The Catholic Case for Limited Government, a Free Economy, and Human Flourishing. The Crossroad Publishi ...

Christian College Alums Vie For Eric Cantor's Seat
Originally Posted: 06/13/2014 - 3:29pm | Type: Press

June 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Morgan Lee ...

Evangelicals: GOP Tumult Doesn't Doom Immigration Push
Originally Posted: 06/13/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Reid Epstein ...

Immigration Isn't Dead
Originally Posted: 06/12/2014 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

Yesterday was one of the craziest days in recent American political history. House Majority leader Eric Cantor fell to Tea Party economics professor David Brat in a primary upset no pundit saw coming. ...

COMMENTARY: Power Elites Are Waging War on the Foundations of Democracy
Originally Posted: 06/03/2014 - 2:11pm | Type: Blog

The two most critical requirements for democracy are freedom of the press and an educated citizenry. The two most critical requirements for democracy are freedom of the press and ...

Can God Take a Tweet? 'The Twible' Delivers Holy Writ with Twitter Wit
Originally Posted: 11/15/2013 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

Nearly every home has at least one Bible, although few read it. Nearly every home has at least one Bible, although few read it. But 16 percent of Americans log on to Twitter ev ...

What You're Not Allowed to Talk About in Washington
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 2:19pm | Type: Blog

Business leaders, law enforcement officials, and evangelical Christians—key constituencies that are typically part of the Republican base—have been at the forefront of immigration reform. ...

Not So Merry Christmas
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Sorry, kids, but Santa has some bad news. DESPITE THE heart-felt and hand-written requests from ...

When We Were the Pre-Party to the Tea Party
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 12:02pm | Type: Blog

We’d pass by all these well-attended, high-steepled liberal churches to worship in a squat, utilitarian building hidden on a back road in the woods, with a congregation of 30 or 40 strong: The Moral Majority. ...

Survey: Majority of Libertarians Do Not Identify with Tea Party
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

According to the new American Values Survey, an annual release from the Public Religion Research Institute, a full 61 percent of libertarians do not consider themselves part of the Tea Party. ... In fact, only ...

Democracy is a Marketplace of (Sometimes Obnoxious) Ideas
Originally Posted: 10/23/2013 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

Time was when a determined minority vowed to change the nation’s collective mind about racial integration and the Vietnam War. Time was when a determined minority vowed to change ...

A Strong Third Political Party for the Disaffected Middle?
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 9:46am | Type: Blog

In a sense, we are being held hostage by our own democratic process, one that has assumed that having relatively opposing views on either side was sufficient to keep the wheels of government turning. But this ...

Why the Government Shutdown Is Unbiblical
Originally Posted: 10/03/2013 - 2:55pm | Type: Blog

Whether or not you are a person of faith, you might find it interesting to see what the Bible says about the mess we are now in. One of the most depressing things I heard on the f ...

Faith Leaders Urge Compromise As Government Shuts Down
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 9:04am | Type: Blog

The federal government began shutting down overnight, for the first time since 1996, after Congress failed to compromise on how to fund federal agencies — battling instead over implementation of the Affordable ...

Stop Telling Me What Is Anti-Christian
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 3:47pm | Type: Blog

While I affirm the right of any Christian to boycott a product, show, or the like, and even to explain why in the public square, I’m weary of the heavy-handed tendency of Christians to slap the “anti-Christian ...

A Call to Transform Politics
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 1:43pm | Type: Press

September 6, 2012 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

Caring for the Poor is Government's Biblical Role
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 9:39am | Type: Blog

I want to suggest that what size the government should be is the wrong question. A more useful discussion would be about the purposes of government and whether ours is fulfilling them. So let's look at wh ...

Truth: Who Needs It?
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 6:23am | Type: Blog

How do we debate important issues when we don't share a common foundation of facts? NEW YORK — The view out my eighth-story apartment window rarely changes. Lights go off ...

Laura Bush: Foreign Aid in U.S. "Moral Interest"
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

Former First Lady Laura Bush defends foreign aid. Former First Lady Laura Bush spoke with ABC News, expressing the importance of foreign aid and programs like the President' ...

Health Care and Judgement Day, Revisited
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:53pm | Type: Press

July 5, 2012 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

The Party of Ayn Rand's Discontent
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 9:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Colamosca The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism, by Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson. Oxford University Pres ...

GOTCHA!!: Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis Joins Tea Party
Originally Posted: 04/03/2012 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! This was, of course, an April Fool's Day joke ... Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis stunned critics and supporters alike Sunday as he emerged from a three-month sabbatical from the progressive Chri ...

SCOTUS: Voices form the Healthcare Debate
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:02pm | Type: Blog

People lined the steps of the Supreme Court once again today, asking for their voices to be heard on the ongoing healthcare debate. People lined the steps of the Supreme Court onc ...

Revolution or Revival: A Response to the Tea Party- Occupy Film
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 9:42am | Type: Blog

"This is Our City" reveals the lives and thinking of two very ordinary people, their deep faith in Jesus, and how that faith is leading them to engage two of the most consequential grassroots movemen ...

H.R. 1956…Shameless (Period)
Originally Posted: 02/03/2012 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

In the name of “fiscal responsibility,” the Tea Party-led House GOP passed H.R. 1956, a bill that takes cash from the hands of America’s poorest working families in order to protect the richest of the rich. ...

Coming to a Computer Near You: It's Tea Party Jesus!
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 11:37pm | Type: Blog

The "Tea Party Jesus" video will be a satirical take of the Sermon on the Mount with various quotes, signs and policy positions of the Tea Party. I can’t say I ever expe ...

TeaVangelicals?
Originally Posted: 01/06/2012 - 11:48am | Type: Blog

Whatever you call them, however you spell it, there’s a group of Evangelicals who have Tea Party hearts. TeaVangelicals? TEA-Vangelicas? T-Evangelicals? Whatever you cal ...

The Afternoon News: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 2:38pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 CNN: Obama And The Politics Of Disappointment All politicians disappoint their supporters. It is a relentless truth in D.C. They ...

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 ...

Preach It, Sarah Palin!
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 1:41pm | Type: Blog

What convinced me that common ground might be possible was another unlikely event, I read a column by Sarah Palin that I liked. In Friday’s Wall Street Journal she took on the members of Congress that have bee ...

New Poll: Majority of White Evangelicals Oppose Cutting Federal Programs that help the Poor
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 10:07am | Type: Blog

A new poll released this morning by Public Religion Research Institute shows that a majority of white evangelicals are opposed to cutting federal anti-poverty programs for the poor and nearly three-quarters of ...

News: Quick Links 3
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 8:24am | Type: Blog

The Class War Has Begun The Class War Has Begun During the death throes of Herbert Hoover's presidency in June 1932, desperate bands of men traveled to Washington and s ...

Linda Midgett answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

I think an evangelical is someone who believes Jesus is the Son of God, that the Word of God is true, and that we all need redemption from this fallen word. I think an ...

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

The puzzle here is not that readers of the Bible would tilt toward the political left. That, for me, as well as for thousands of other American evangelicals, is self-evident. ...

True Story.
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

There are definitely some There are definitely some areas where boilerplate Republicans/conservatives completely miss the mark on President Obama. He has no ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

Evangelical author nears the end of her "biblical year" From making her own clothes to praising her husband at the city gate to sleeping outside in a tent for the duration of her period, Rachel Held ...

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 ...

Turning Mourning into Voyeurism
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

I'm sure it will end on September 12 when the news media go back to reporting the most urgent question of our time -- which GOP candidate will win the tea party debate on Monday night? ...

I'm Not that Kind of Feminist
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Over the past few weeks various news outlets have run stories on the so-called feminism of Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. Over the past few weeks various news outlets have run ...

Tea and Commentary
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Ish In "The Gospel According to the Tea Party" (November 2010), Jim Wallis overlooked points. ...

Solomon's Wisdom and the Debt Ceiling
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

As the time shortens for Congress and President Obama to agree to the contours of legislation to raise the nation's debt ceiling, I am reminded of the story of King Solomon and his judgment regarding ...

What's in a Name?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Whether we realize it or not, names matter. Ask Barack Hussein Obama, whose infamous middle name has led xenophobic adversaries to question his citizenship. Whether we realize it ...

Just Jesus and an Unjust July 4: Why I Don't Celebrate Independence Day
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:57pm | Type: Blog

My friends and I can be stupid. Add explosives to the equation and the idiocy quotient increases exponentially. Such was the case every 4th of July during high school. My friends ...

The Ayn Rand Makeover
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 3:47pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The mainstreaming of Rand is, in large part, the work of one man (and his money). I have a ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Civilian Casualties. Drones. Solutions.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note: </strong>As part of Sojourners campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest ne ...

Closer to God, Closer to the Poor: A President's Speech
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I was able to attend the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday morning and noted two important things about <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/02/03/remarks-president-national-p ...

Do Violent Words Cause Violence? Lessons from the Civil Rights Era
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/arizona/" target="_blank">tragic Arizona shootings</a> have sparked debate over an important question: What's the connection between v ...

Violent Stories That Change Us for the Worse
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

A public figure is shot. School children are shot. A building explodes. A package explodes. And immediately we look for someone or something to blame: Republicans? A public figu ...