Amy Sullivan: The Fallout from Ted Haggard

It's somewhat surprising that it took so long for this story to get some attention today. True, the allegation that Ted Haggard, pastor of the New Life megachurch in Colorado Springs and president of the National Association of Evangelicals, had a homosexual affair is just that--an allegation. But the news that he has stepped down from his post as head minister and resigned from his position at [...]

Amy Sullivan: The Difference Between Negative and Dishonest Campaign Ads

There's an election a week away, and consequently some of us are pretty busy with election reporting and commentary. But that shouldn't mean that the discussion here at God's Politics stalls. So here's an article I highly recommend by Slate's Jacob Weisberg on negative campaign ads.

As Weisberg points out, a "negative" ad used to just mean something that wasn't a positive portrayal of your own candidate, [...]

Amy Sullivan: Ha! That'll Be The Day! Erm...

I promise to limit the number of times I link to my boyfriend (or myself) on this blog, but since he's a writer, a fellow journalist, and an astute political observer, it's going to happen from time to time. My apologies in advance.

With that over with, I'd like to direct your attention to this observation by Noam Scheiber, of The New Republic. A paragraph at the end of a New York [...]