Romney

The Table

We Need Less Religion in our Politics and Less Politics in our Religion

A few weeks before last November’s election, a yard sign popped up in front of First Baptist Church of West Harwich, Massachusetts, not far from …

By Stephen Prothero

The Table

What Romney Wouldn’t Say

During his long pursuit of the presidency, three M-words rarely passed Mitt Romney’s lips: Massachusetts, Mandate, and Mormonism. This first two silent M’s were, at …

By Randall Balmer

Interview

Training the Next Generation of Interfaith Leaders: An Interview with Eboo Patel

Even over the phone, Eboo Patel projects a youthful energy. This may come from his many hours spent talking to college students at universities around …

By Kip Richardson

Report

Can Obama Win the Latino Protestant Vote?

After John Kerry’s loss to George W. Bush in 2004, I attended at a day-long seminar at the home of Arianna Huffington called “Rebranding the …

By Gastón Espinosa

Report

Pastor on Pulpit Freedom Sunday: “Why I Cannot Support Barack Obama for President”

It was raining, and chilly, when Hope Christian Church celebrated Pulpit Freedom Sunday this past weekend. Some 150 congregants gathered for the special 8 a.m. …

By Tiffany Stanley

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

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

Editor’s Note

What War on Religion?

In July of 1844, word reached New York that Joseph Smith Jr., founder of the LDS Church, had been murdered by a mob in Illinois. …

By Tiffany Stanley

Review

The Art of Jon McNaughton, the Tea Party’s Painter

Editor’s Note: Utah-based artist Jon McNaughton has received a lot of attention from both the press and political pundits. Much of this attention has been …

By David Morgan

States of the Union

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

Maine

A Spiritual Frontier Opens for Business.

By Brook Wilensky-Lanford

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