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Dear Sen. McCain, We Live on Earth, and Climate Change is Real
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

It’s time we all stopped thinking of climate change as a separate issue to deal with later and start seeing how it has the potential, like a weapon of mass destruction, to destroy all the efforts of our good w ...

Immigration Deal Would Double Size of Border Patrol
Originally Posted: 06/20/2013 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

In an attempt to attract conservative voters, undecided senators, and Republicans, talks of doubling border patrol security is in the works. In an attempt to attract conservative ...

John McCain Gets Tough on Immigration
Originally Posted: 02/20/2013 - 2:38pm | Type: Blog

One angry constituent asked repeatedly where the “dang fence” that McCain had promised was. The senator turned to a chart illustrating how much fence had been constructed (hint: it’s a lot), and the man shot b ...

Angry Senators Afraid of Debate
Originally Posted: 02/11/2013 - 12:15pm | Type: Press

February 8, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Angry Senators Afraid of Debate
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 11:08am | Type: Blog

It’s time to confirm Chuck Hagel. It’s time to have the debate. It was the biggest story inside the Beltway. Since last Thursday’s hearing, the whole Washington media machine has ...

John McCain's Theology of War Is Wrong
Originally Posted: 02/04/2013 - 12:44pm | Type: Press

February 1, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

John McCain’s Theology of War is Wrong
Originally Posted: 02/01/2013 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

John McCain angrily insisted on “right” and “wrong” answers to his questions of Chuck Hagel yesterday. As a theologian and a religious leader, I want to say that John McCain is “wrong.” ...

Faith Groups Condemn Bachmann's Muslim Brotherhood Allegations
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 11:17am | Type: Blog

On Wednesday, 42 interfaith religious and advocacy organizations signed on to a letter condemning Rep. Michele Bachmann and others in Congress for their accusations that the Muslim Brotherhood had infiltrated ...

Bachmann's Muslim Brotherhood Claims Draw Fierce Fire
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Accusations by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., that an Islamist group has infiltrated the U.S. government are drawing fierce criticism from fellow lawmakers and religious groups. ...

Movie Review: Game Change
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 1:30pm | Type: Blog

First, let me say that this is about a movie based on real people, and I’m critiquing the movie as a piece of entertainment. This is a movie review, not a political analysis. We can do that later. ...

Bring the Troops Home
Originally Posted: 12/05/2011 - 5:03pm | Type: Blog

President Obama’s announced plan has U.S. troops leaving Afghanistan by the end of 2014. The American people, and now the U.S. Senate want them home sooner. As we watch the last U.S. troops leaving Iraq, there ...

The Afternoon News: Monday Nov. 14, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 3:59pm | Type: Blog

U.S. Bishops Should Focus On Economy, On Deficit Reduction... THE WASHINGTON POST (ON FAITH):  U.S. Bishops Should Focus On Economy As the American Catholic bishops gather f ...

Must-Read du Jour: Why the Antichrist Matters in U.S. Politics (NYT)
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Today's Must-Read du Jour comes from an op-ed by Matthew Avery Sutton in the New York Times. Sutton, an associate professor of history at Washington State University, and author of Aimee Semple McPherson ...

The War Must Not Go On!
Originally Posted: 08/06/2011 - 9:12am | Type: Blog

Last evening, President Obama made his long-awaited announcement on beginning withdrawal of the 103,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Last evening, President Obama made his long-a ...

Undocumented and Unafraid: The Immigrant Rights Movement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/04/12/undocumented-and-unafraid-the-immigrant-rights-movement/" target="_self"></a>The immigrant rights movement is getting extreme. ...

Xenophobia 101
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<em>"We need immigration reform "We need immigration reform Perhaps we should also have Perhaps we should also have advocates encourage politicians ...

A Rare Opportunity for Direct Civil Disobedience in Arizona
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>Since the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/24/us/politics/24immig.html">recent passage of Arizona Senate Bill 1070</a>, scheduled to go into effect on July 29, those of us ...

Fixing Immigration: President Obama's Speech
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100524_100501-0007-immigration-rally.jpg"></a>President Obama is getting no respite from contentious issues. Today, speaking at American Univ ...

Then and Now: Students Caught in the Middle are Leading the Movement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100524_100501-0007-immigration-rally.jpg"></a>On May 17, the anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, four college students ...

Sotomayor: She Deserves Respect
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States by President Barack Obama has electrified the Latino community in America. The nomination of Sonia Soto ...

Obama Continues Bombing Pakistan (A 'Just Peace' President? Part 2)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

He said he would do it.</p> He said he would do it. During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama said he would go into Pakistan if necessary to capture and/or kill al ...

Secretary of State Clinton Promises Action Against Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, graced the front pages of many newspapers across the country last Friday. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, graced the front pages of many ...

Obama's Promise to Close Guantanamo and the Value of Your Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

President-elect Barack Obama, in his first interview since being elected, promised to close Guantanamo Bay. President-elect Barack Obama, in his first interview since being electe ...

Don't Take the Bush-Obama Handshake for Granted
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

The campaign was filled with backstabbers, liars, and cheats. Entire books were created out of thin air to defame opponents. The campaign was filled with backstabbers, liars, and ...

Seeing the Election Beyond Black and White
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Watching Barack Obama's victory speech and reflecting upon the significance of his election as the next president of the United States left me profoundly moved.</p> Wat ...

The World Responds to Obama's Victory
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Leaving O'Hare airport on the afternoon of election day, I was somewhere near Greenland on a flight to Europe when the captain announced the results. Leaving O'Hare airp ...

A TKO and a Split Decision
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

My wife and I were sitting watching the election returns come in on CNN. She was 'chatting' online with some of her friends. My wife and I were sitting watching the ele ...

The Confession of a Young White Evangelical
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Sorry <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/26/magazine/26mccain-t.html?scp=17&amp;sq=many%20faces%20of%20john%20mccain&amp;st=cse">Mr. Sorry Mr. Schmi ...

I Am Barack Obama
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Whenever John McCain and Sarah Palin would ask: "Who is Barack Obama?" I would cringe. The implication to me was pretty clear. Obama is an outsider. Obama is not your typical American. ...

Religion in the Race for the White House
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

As part of my coverage of the <a href="http://www.aarweb.com">American Academy of Religion</a>'s annual meeting, I attended a day-long workshop titled "Religion in the Race for ...

Be Not Afraid
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In the final days of this election campaign, a new message has emerged. In the final days of this election campaign, a new message has emerged. For the entire political year, the ...

Spreading the Wealth
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>After three decades of "concentrate the wealth," we could really use some "spread ...

Dichotomies and Dilemmas in the Global Warming Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Tonight at 9 p.m. Tonight at 9 p.m. EST, many of us will tune in to Heat , a PBS investigative documentary on climate change and what big business is doing to address it. ...

The Sad Truth about the Surge
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In a recent conversation I had about the coming election, a friend reiterated the campaign rhetoric that the "surge" in Iraq has worked, and that Barack Obama ought to admit that John McCain was ri ...

A New Conversation on Abortion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In last evening's presidential debate, the first steps were taken toward a new national conversation about abortion. For too many years, the old one hadn't changed very much. ...

Lewis and McCain: When Heroes Collide
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, after his plane was shot down over Hanoi in Vietnam, an injured McCain parachuted into a lake. John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, ...

John McCain's Soul
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

"I think if McCain uses these very nasty character references he risks losing his soul. "I think if McCain uses these very nasty character references he risks losing his ...

American First, Christian Second?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Recently, I watched an ongoing <em>New York Times</em> online report by Jennifer Steinhauer and Ben Werschkul called <a title="http://video.on.nytimes.com/?fr_story=5aac1546381f300674da8a59 ...

What is the Meaning of "Life"? -- Seeking Common Ground on Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

For too long abortion was seen as the only "life" issue in our culture and politics, but there is a growing conviction among Christians that poverty, disease, war, the health-care crisis, human tra ...

Seeing True Worth Despite Financial Downfall and Political Demonization
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Editor's Note: I've been enjoying The Sanc ...

Whew!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

My brother called me last night before the big debate. "If Palin does really bad tonight, she could lose the election for McCain," he said. My brother called me last nig ...

Uniting to Ban Torture
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Those of us who categorically oppose U.S.-sponsored torture were gratified to hear the consensus between John McCain and Barack Obama in their recent debate at Ole Miss.</p> ...

Fair Questions for Sarah Palin
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

After Sarah Palin was selected by John McCain as the Republican vice-presidential candidate, reporters asked me whether the pick was desperate, brilliant, or risky. After Sarah Pa ...

Hispanic Heritage Month, Immigration, and the Presidency
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<p align="left">This week is significant in the lives of the more than 40 million Hispanics in the United States in that it marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. ...

Just the Facts
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Most of you are too young to remember Joe Friday, the tough inner-city police sergeant on the old television series <em>Dragnet</em>, which I still see sometimes in syndication. ...

Ten Reasons Why This Election Should Be About Issues and Not Personalities
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The presidential tickets in this election on both sides of the aisle have lots of "personality;" some of the candidates have even been referred to as "rock stars." John McCain's campa ...

Jesus Convinces Some Evangelicals to Reject Torture
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Based on some responses to <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/09/torturing-the-least-of-these-b.html">my last post</a>, and <a href="http://blog.faithinpubliclif ...

Torturing the Least of These
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Christians are people who follow a tortured and murdered God. This fact speaks clearly to what our values should be. One of those values should be a rejection of torture, violence in the name of " ...

Fact-Checking and Faith First
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

John McCain's acceptance speech last night sought to present him as a maverick and bipartisan reformer, in contrast to the total partisanship of Sarah Palin the night before. ...

Beyond Palin's Personality
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

While many conservatives have known and admired Sarah Palin for some time, most Americans do not know her. While many conservatives have known and admired Sarah Palin for some tim ...