Casting Stones
January 1, 1970 Archives

For all intents and purposes, the primary season (an unprecedentedly long and arduous endurance contest it was, particularly on the Democratic side) is now over, and the general election campaign has commenced. Before the nation plunges into the partisan atmosphere […]

Not, as Jerry Seinfeld would say, that there’s anything wrong with that. In fact, in reading the transcript of his address, I loved everything he had to say. But it did strike me as funny that Obama hit every base […]

I’m be talking with Natasha Chart and the folks at OpenLeft for a book salon about The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, my new history of the “avant-garde” of American fundamentalism. It’s a story that […]

Mark Silk, an eminent scholar of religion, politics, and journalism, takes issue with my Casting Stones post on the how the press is re-arranging its account of Obama’s ascent now that his victory is assured: Jeff Sharlet is guest-blogging on […]

Remarks at AIPAC Policy Conference Senator Barack Obama June 4, 2008 As Prepared for Delivery It’s great to see so many friends from across the country. I want to congratulate Howard Friedman, David Victor and Howard Kohr on a successful […]

With the nomination clinched by Obama, it’s time to move on to the next stage of “journalism”: speculation! What lies ahead? What can we expect from a President Obama? Well, it’s hard to say, right? “Change.” “Hope.” That’s good. But […]