Archives: August 2012

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Mia Love: The Most Interesting Mormon Speaking at the RNC

Tonight Mia Love takes the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. This speech, delivered during the much-coveted primetime television coverage, will be the …

By Max Perry Mueller

Review

Vampires, Gay Rights, and the Political Underpinnings of HBO’s True Blood

HBO’s True Blood has always been saturated with political commentary. The first episode aired in September of 2008, just months before the passage of California’s …

By Joseph Laycock

The States Project

Indiana: A Hoosier Remembers Eating Government Cheese

A Hoosier Remembers Eating Government Cheese.

By Sean McCloud

Essay

Romney and the Jewish Vote: What I Learned From My 1994 Interview

Flash back to summer, 1994. Mitt Romney strode down the corridor, aide in tow, and greeted me in the cramped newsroom. He was eager and …

By Robert Israel

The Table

Ryan’s Catholic Problem? A Century of Papal Teachings

Congressman Paul Ryan’s economic views are at odds with more than 100 years of Catholic social teaching. It is no wonder that he’s had trouble …

By Michael Sean Winters

The Table

Memo to Ryan: “Life Issues” Go Beyond Abortion

We already know that no homogeneous “Catholic vote” exists in presidential elections. Catholics present themselves along the entire political spectrum, with a strong “middle” of …

By Simone Campbell

The Table

In Ryan, Romney Has an Ally for the Unborn

When trying to determine the effect of something, say a hammer on a nail, we deem it quite useful to know the difference between the …

By Patrick Archbold

The Table

Ryan Speaks the Language of “Faithful Catholics”

“Paul Ryan’s Catholic Problem.” “Catholics for Ryan.” “Representative Ryan’s Ayn Rand Problem.” “Congressman Ryan Denounces Ayn Rand’s Ideology.” “Ryan’s a Packers Fan?” “Paul’s Favorite iTunes …

By R.J. Moeller

Report

What are Mormon Missionaries Doing in Kosovo?

“Those look tempting.” Alex Peterson, a lanky blond 19-year-old from Salt Lake City, pointed toward a bloc of gray apartment buildings nestled on a hill …

By Seyward Darby

Essay, Profile

The Difference a Century Makes: A Tale of Two Ryans

This past Saturday, as Mitt Romney introduced his running mate Paul Ryan, the loudest applause erupted when he said, “A faithful Catholic, Paul believes in …

By Maria Mazzenga

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.

Louisiana

A French Teacher Lives Among the Cajuns.

By Max Perry Mueller

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