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April 2008 Archives

Counting the Catholics Who Care: a Reply to David Gibson

posted by Dr. Deal Hudson

David Gibson attempts to stop the argument between Steven Waldman and me about Catholic voters. He says, in effect, there aren’t very many Catholic voters. Why? The number of Catholics who consider their faith important to their political decisions is […]

Steven Waldman on What Moves Catholic Democrats

posted by Dr. Deal Hudson

Steven makes a bold statement that Catholicism has nothing to do with the Catholic Vote in Democratic primaries. That’s a bit extreme, although with the non-negotiable life issues of the Catholic church taken off the table among Democrats they do […]

Will the Real Rev. Wright Please Stand Up?

posted by hjackson

For weeks there has been a national debate about the appropriateness of sermons preached by Rev. Jeremiah Wright from the pulpit of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. Many preachers, both black and white, believed that Wright must have […]

Clinton and Obama Among Catholics: A Reply to Steven Waldman

posted by Dr. Deal Hudson

Steven Waldman suggests I take another look at my argument that Obama will not do well among Catholics if he is the nominee in November. If, as I argue, Obama turns off socially conservative Catholics, in part, because of his […]

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The Party Platforms: Instructive Guides to Informed Voting - Part 3
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