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Brand Obama

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Ben Smith points to an interview with the designer Michael Beirut about the candidate’s “branding,” elements of which are a nice metaphor for the general consistency of his message: He’s the first candidate, actually, who’s had a coherent, top-to-bottom, 360-degree […]

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FeilerFaster on CNN

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My friend Whitney Tilson was kind enough to make a YouTube of my appearance on CNN discussing the new Pew study on religion in America. It may be a tad slow, and the sound may be out of sync, but […]

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Interfaith America

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A landmark Pew study on religion was released today and is being discussed far and wide. A couple things leap out of it to me that may have been downplayed elsewhere. 1. Religion is a very competitive marketplace. One in […]

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State of Brotherly Love

posted by bfeiler

What we can expect if this gets to the Pennsylvania primary: The race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination continues to heat up — but in one Montgomery County, Pa. household, the debate turned violent. Prosecutors […]

A Little Sun in the Snow

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Central Maine caucuses for WALKING THE BIBLE on Thursday nights. Central Mainers can “visit” the Holy Land while discussing “Walking The Bible,” by journalist Bruce Feiler, at St. Matthew’s Intersection Book Club beginning Thursday, Feb. 7. Sessions will also include […]

Obama and the Jews

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The chatter about Obama and the Jews is likely to increase as the nomination fights heads into the final weeks. Josh Marshall reviews a number of the charges here (with more in his piece.) Here’s one: If things continue on […]

The Catechism Gap

posted by bfeiler

Why are Catholics supporting Hillary in greater numbers, and why aren’t more people talking about it? If the Catechism Gap is real, this could be a problem for Obama going into the Ohio and Pennsylvania primaries. Both states are culturally […]

WALKING THE BIBLE for Lent

posted by bfeiler

A blogger reflects. I have to admit I’ve never really LIKED this particular season, Lent. It has always seemed so gloomy. I don’t like morose approaches to faith and life in general. One of my colleagues said to me light-heartedly […]

The Tybee Bomb

posted by bfeiler

Where is the nuclear weapon off the coast of Georgia? In the 50 years since a nuclear weapon splashed into Wassaw Sound, it has become a local legend, a 7,600-pound good ol’ bomb that has dodged all efforts to detect […]

What Happened to God?

posted by bfeiler

USA Today did a piece this week on all the books coming out now about religion in politics. It features a write-up of Beliefnet overlord Steve Waldman and my fellow blogger Jim Wallis. Obviously all of these books were timed […]

A Win-Win Situation

posted by bfeiler

I think, on reflection, that the debate was really good for both of them, a win-win situation. She seemed warm and relaxed, with none of the craibbiness or Clintonian calculation and stink to her (with the exception of those rambling […]

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The Man Who Started It All
In WALKING THE BIBLE, he's still sitting there forever, behind a cloud of smoke, saying, "People like me don't have time to talk to people like you," then calling me at home that night to introduce me to Avner. Now, nearing 100, he has finally ...

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Feiler Faster in Denver -- Final Thoughts
The last of my brother's blogs. * * * I was on the floor the other day and came across a man of about forty who wore on his left breast what looked like a military medal. A small ribbon pinned to his chest with a medallion hanging from it. It ...

posted 9:16:57pm Aug. 30, 2008 | read full post »

Feiler Faster in Denver -- Day 3
My brother's dailiy blog from inside the hall. * * * President Carter addressed the Georgia delegation this morning. Recently, he said, he'd been interviewed by the editor of the British newspaper "The Guardian" and had been asked whether a ...

posted 12:25:22pm Aug. 28, 2008 | read full post »

Feiler Faster in Denver -- Day 2
My brother's latest blog. He's the official photographer of the Georgia Delegation. * * * Considering I described myself yesterday as a pop culture moron, the funniest response I've gotten so far was, "Who's Angela Bassett?" In the wake of ...

posted 10:28:13am Aug. 27, 2008 | read full post »

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