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Perry Defends his "War on Religion" Attack Ad
Originally Posted: 12/08/2011 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

Yes, the Obama administration is going to have differences with some of the Catholic bishops. But that doesn’t mean it’s a war. The Governor should know that if he was elected President he would have some big ...

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/08/2011 - 11:01am | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 THINK PROGRESS: ‘Morning Joe’ Crew Mocks Perry’s War On Christmas Ad As if the overwhelmingly negative reviews from YouTube users an ...

The Afternoon News: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 6:06pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: Rowan Williams Says Jesus Would Be Siding With Occupy Movement Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says ...

The Morning News: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 CNN: Obama Channels Roosevelt's 'New Nationalism' More than a century after Teddy Roosevelt's famous "New ...

Keystone XL Update: The Buck No Longer Stops Here
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 6:33pm | Type: Blog

President Obama said he’d make a decision on the Keystone pipeline after the election. The decision to not decide until later was a victory for environmental activists, as the pipeline would be a serious thre ...

The War on Christmas: Hide the Baby Jesus!
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

When the AFA equates wrestling with botanical nomenclature to a “War on Christmas,” it perpetuates the prevailing cultural myth that Christmas is about “stuff.” The opening shot w ...

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: AIDS: From Judgment To Hope (OPINION) World AIDS Day on December 1 was marked with an inspiring flood of artic ...

President Obama Keeps the “Christ” in Christmas
Originally Posted: 12/02/2011 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

We expected what we get every year: a broad message about generosity and the season of giving. But what we got was so much more. Last night we watched the First Family light the N ...

A Stunning Victory
Originally Posted: 11/02/2011 - 3:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

Phyllis Bennis U.S. troops will finally withdraw from Iraq -- but what about the contractors? NEAR THE END of ...

The Afternoon News: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER: Justice Groups Start Work On 'Common Good' Platform For 2012 Election With the first votes ...

The Morning SoJo: Of Supercommittees and Such
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

Rather than the opinions of individual pundits, here’s a roundup of what the editors of some of the nation’s largest newspapers had to say this week about the failure of the “Supercommittee.” Some blame Republ ...

The Morning News: Monday Nov. 21, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

A (usually) twice-daily round up of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. THE HUFFINGTON POST : Obama At Church: The Tricky, Exciting ...

The Latest News on Occupy Wall Street: Wednesday November 16, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 12:18pm | Type: Blog

The latest news about the Occupy Wall Street movement from across the nation and around the world. THE LOS ANGELES TIMES: Occupy Wall Street Camps Are Today's Hoovervilles ...

Why I Don't Heed "The Call"
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 7:28am | Type: Blog

Though I treasure my Pentecostal heritage, these days I feel like an outsider looking in, because though it started out as a pacifist movement in the early 20th century, today Pentecostalism (at least in Amer ...

Oh My God! A Response to the GOP Presidential Debate on Foreign Policy
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

“Oh my God” was the refrain that kept going through my mind as I watched the Republican presidential candidates talk about their positions on foreign policy at their debate over the weekend. ...

The Morning News: Monday Nov. 14, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 11:15am | Type: Blog

A twice-daily roundup of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. CBS NEWS: Cain: God Convinced Me To Run For President Herman Cain, whose ca ...

When the White House Calls to Say, "OK, You Win."
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 7:29pm | Type: Blog

This pipeline is a climate killer. It is morally right for President Obama to delay this decision until he can deny the permit. It didn’t take long — after news broke this afterno ...

Obama's Delay in Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline is a Victory for God's Earth
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 7:16pm | Type: Blog

President’s Obama’s delay in approving the Keystone XL Pipeline is a victory for the movement to stop it, for God’s Earth, for the possibility of reversing climate change, and for saving the integrity of this ...

Obama Announces Support for Delay of Keystone XL Permit Decision
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Statement by the President on the State Department’s Keystone XL Pipeline Announcement Thursday afternoon, the White House released the following statement from President Obama re ...

What's Missing in the GOP Debate: Consumer Demand
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 12:42pm | Type: Blog

If you didn’t watch last night’s debate, I’ll save you some time and sum it up for you in seven words and a em dash. Taxes and regulations — we’ve got too many. If you didn’t watc ...

Time to Rebuild Our Foundations
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Work and dignity are Christian values for the common good, and it is time for both political parties to support them. So let’s talk about jobs, jobs, jobs. Here is what I thou ...

The Afternoon News: Wednesday Nov. 9, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/09/2011 - 3:57pm | Type: Blog

A twice-daily round up of top news related to Sojourners' commitments to social justice and the poor. A twice-daily round up of top news related to Sojourners' commitm ...

You Make Me Almost Want To Be a Christian
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 8:47am | Type: Blog

I always notice something when speaking to a mostly secular audience. Many people have been so hurt or rejected by the bad religion in which they were raised or have encountered elsewhere over the course of th ...

The Morning Sojo: November 7, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/07/2011 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

A round-up of recent Op-Ed columns from the mainstream media. A round-up of recent Op-Ed columns from the mainstream media. Susan Straight , an author whose nove ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

Romney's Mormonism To Be A Bigger Issue In The General Election, Say Evangelicals (includes comments from Jim Wallis) Romney's Mormonism To Be A Bigger Issue In The Ge ...

News: Monday Morning Quick Links (Updated)
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

BIG GOVERNMENT: Jesus Would NOT #OccupyWallStreet BIG GOVERNMENT: Jesus Would NOT #OccupyWallStreet Some on the Left suggest that if were Jesus alive today he ...

NEWS: Quick Links 2
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

MEDIA MATTERS: REPORT: In Immigration Coverage, Fox Shuns Pro-Immigrant Voices MEDIA MATTERS: REPORT: In Immigration Coverage, Fox Shuns Pro-Immigrant Voices A year ago, N ...

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

My son Jack was born just days before the war in Iraq began. So, for these last eight and a half years, it's been very easy for me to remember how long this horrible conflict has been going on. ...

News: Quick Links 3
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

The Class War Has Begun The Class War Has Begun During the death throes of Herbert Hoover's presidency in June 1932, desperate bands of men traveled to Washington and s ...

News: Quick Links 2
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

American Exceptionalism Will Dominate The 21st Century American Exceptionalism Will Dominate The 21st Century American Exceptionalism has routinely been underestimated by Am ...

News: Quick Links 2
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

Protest Against Keystone XL Pipeline Planned For November 6 Protest Against Keystone XL Pipeline Planned For November 6 Tar Sands Action, an environmental group fighting aga ...

Are America's Hawks Having Empty Nest Syndrome?
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

Last week President Obama announced that by the end of this year the war in Iraq would finally end. Last week President Obama announced that by the end of this year the war in Ira ...

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. to Withdraw Most Troops from Iraq by Year's End
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

After almost nine years and nearly 5,000 American fatalities, President Obama announced today that, "the coming months will be a season of homecomings. After almost ni ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

Moammar Gadhafi Reported Killed Moammar Gadhafi Reported Killed Former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi died of wounds suffered on Thursday as fighters battling to complete an ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

Occupy Wall Street Occupy Wall Street While it may be no surprise that Alec Baldwin spent a few hours at Occupy Wall Street, see who made The New Yorker's list of t ...

News: Quick Links 2
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

The High Cost of Anti-Immigrant Laws The High Cost of Anti-Immigrant Laws This past summer, the Econo Lodge off Interstate 75 in Tifton, Georgia, where we and other waterm ...

Praying for Peace and Looking for Jesus at #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Friday marks the 10th anniversary of the United States' invasion of Afghanistan. Friday marks the 10th anniversary of the United States' invasion of Afghanistan. In ...

WARNING: No Compassion. Proceed with Caution.
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 12:46pm | Type: Blog

In an interview earlier this week with MSNBC's Martin Bashir, economist Jeffrey Sachs laid out some of the issues tackled in his latest book, The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue an ...

Evangelicals: By The Numbers
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 8:12am | Type: Blog

What are "the evangelicals," you ask? Certainly not a political or ideological monolith, as recent polling and survey numbers demonstrate. What are "the evang ...

WAR NO MORE
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 8:16am | Type: Blog

This Friday, October 7, 2011, marks 10 years since the United States invaded Afghanistan in the name of the "War on Terror." Sadly, this summer President Obama announced he'll continue our milit ...

So, about those "Evangelicals..."
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 6:22pm | Type: Blog

Below is a compilation of recent media reports where the word "evangelical" is invoked. When you read these, evangelical brothers and sisters, do you recognize yourself in how the word is used and de ...

WAR NO MORE
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

TEN YEARS. THOUSANDS OF LIVES. BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. TEN YEARS. THOUSANDS OF LIVES. BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. Next Friday, October 7, 2011, marks 10 ye ...

Kal Penn: Enough with the Cynicism and Disappointment, Time to Re-engage!
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Before I met President Obama, I was always cynically independent when it came to politics. Like a lot of other young people with different views on different issues, I never considered myself to be either a D ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Aide: Obama faces 'titanic struggle' in 2012 Aide: Obama faces 'titanic struggle' in 2012 President Obama and aides are bracing for a tough re-el ...

50 Years of Peace Corps, 10 Years of War
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

As the Peace Corps celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, it is time to take stock and commit to making it bigger, better and bolder. As one of four members of the House who volunteered, I answered f ...

The Republican Debates So Far (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Most people who follow the political public discourse in our country know the Republican mantra on the economy -- cut taxes, cut regulation, cut federal spending, balance the national budget, and all ...

Heckler FAIL: To Obama, "You're the antichrist."
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

At a Monday night event in Los Angeles, President Obama was interrupted by a heckler who declared that he was the "antichrist." Obama had just begun to speak -- saying hello to a member of Congress ...

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 Republican Debates So Far (part 1)
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

As a liberal, a progressive that stands to the left of President Obama, I do not expect to hear much in a Republican presidential debate with which I will agree. As a liberal, a p ...

Obama's Remembrance: 9/11/11
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama spent Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, by visiting each of the attack sites in New York City, Washington, ...