Steven Waldman
October 2008 Archives

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

In the infomercial Wednesday, Michelle Obama told how Barack read all of the Harry Potter books to his daughter. I wonder if they realized that they’d meandered into a culture war mine field. The Harry Potter books were extemely controversial …Read More

Responding to John McCain’s claim that Obama wants to redistribute the wealth and is therefore a socialist, Barack Obama said Thursday: “My Bible tells me there is nothing wrong with helping other people, that we want to treat others like …Read More

For all the talk about how McCain has no “ground game” and Obama is pushing hard for evangelicals, Sarah Pulliam at Christianity Today spots this interesting giblet from a recent poll: “A new Washington Post-ABC News poll report shows that …Read More

As Mark Silk and I have been carping on, a key trend appears to be that Obama is doing much better with evangelicals in the rust belt states than in the south and west. And this just in… In Indiana, …Read More

My faith-and-politics antenna went up twice during the Obama infomercial: –When the showed one of the typical families reading from the Bible together –When Obama said to someone in a crowd something like, “I’ll be praying for you.” Not accidental.

For those Democrats freaked out by the Gallup poll two days ago showing the race had tightened to two points in their traditional model, you’ll be happy to see today’s poll has that spread back up to five points.