July, 2009

Episcopal Church Walks with American Clergy on Gay and Lesbian Equality


Despite worldwide calls from conservative Anglicans that the American church is choosing to “walk apart” from the wider community, the numbers don’t agree—at least not in America.

Palin the Polarizer


Tom Schaller over at fivethiryeight reviews our piece at Religion Dispatches. The Obama campaign’s response to John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his 2008 running mate was to argue that the Arizona senator had ruined his narrative of being the seasoned, experienced candidate by coupling himself with an unseasoned novice. An online article in Religion Dispatches written this week by Robert Jones and Daniel Cox confirms the Obama camp’s assertion that […]

Beyond the Spin: Sarah Palin by the Numbers


We have a new post up at Religion Dispatches that attempts to get underneath all the commentary on Sarah Palin by taking a hard look at the data. To read the full analysis, click here. Sarah Palin’s abrupt decision to resign as Governor has raised a flurry of speculation across the political spectrum about her current political prospects and her viability as a national candidate in 2012. Few pundits, however, have focused on what polls actually […]