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I recently read Damon Linker’s The Theocons: Secular America Under Seige, a book that chronicles the author’s view of the rising influence of the religious right in politics. I suppose I’m late to the party, but it’s still an informative […]

Following up on my earlier post, see this fine post at First Things: “Obama and the Faith-Based Initiative.” The post is a short but informative review of what Pres. Obama is likely to do with his new Council on Faith-Based […]

At the LA Times, “Obama broadens Bush’s faith-based programs.” The same mainstream media that saw President Bush’s faith-based initiative as a threatening breach of the metaphorical wall between church and state seems to think Obama’s faith-based initiative proposals are just […]

The Salt Lake Tribune allowed managing director of LDS Public Affairs Michael Otterson to publish a reply defending the LDS Church’s practice of meeting with Utah state legislators once each year. There are actually two meetings, one with Republican leaders […]

Maybe there was a Bush edition and I just missed it, but the Obama White House has a blog — and it is going to use it. One of the first entries, time-stamped at 12:01 p.m., just seconds after Pres. […]

Mike Huckabee is still trying to make amends for his unfortunate remark about Mormons during the presidential campaign (“Don’t Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?”). His most recent attempt was in a national radio interview late last […]

At the Washington Post, an intriguing op-ed piece noting that per capita participation by citizens in our all-volunteer military varies widely by region and is concentrated in the red states. (You might find the SL Trib version easier to read.) […]

I stumbled across Crunchy Cons: How Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, right-wing natrue lovers, and their diverse tribe of countercultural conservatives plan to save America (or at least the Republican Party) at the local […]

At Hugh Hewitt, “A Conversation With Mike Huckabee,” including a text transcript of the entire interview. Governor Huckabee is promoting his new book, Do the Right Thing. The most interesting part of the interview, however, concerned his infamous remark suggesting […]