I’m attending the American Academy of Religion, the conference of religion professors, for a few days. Just heard a talk from Dwight Hopkins, who is both a professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School and a member of the United Church of Christ formerly pastored by Jeremiah Wright. He also studied under James Cone,…

The National Republican Trust PAC is spending $2.5 million to run this anti-Obama ad in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida.John McCain had made a point of saying he wouldn’t raise Wright, specifically chastising the North Carolina Republican Party for running a similar ad.So, McCain can no longer claim the high road on this. He stopped an…

Those of you who are men, or married, or women, or thinking of getting married, might find something interesting in today’s New York Times article about trends in infidelity: The lifetime rate of infidelity for men over 60 increased to 28 percent in 2006, up from 20 percent in 1991. The lifetime rate for women…

You don’t have to be a hyper-sensitive liberal to think the latest McCain ad is deisgned to stimulate racial resenment. Conservative Rod Dreher explains. Man, they’re letting it all hang out, aren’t they? Telling white working-class people that Obama’s going to take their money and give it to the nigras. There’s good ol’ Joe the…

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Steven Waldman is the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Beliefnet. He's also the author of the Founding Faith: Politics, Providence, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America, which has been published by Random House. Before co-founding Beliefnet in 1999, Waldman was a political journalist, serving as National Editor of U.S. News & World Report and National Correspondent for Newsweek. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Review, The Atlantic, Slate, and many others.

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