December, 2010

How Aunt Susan may quell the “Christmas Wars”


New research suggests that the end of the so-called “Christmas wars”–battles over how exclusively Christian public greetings or holiday displays should be–may come from a surprising place: Aunt Susan.

Culture’s last stand? Strong majorities support open military service for gays


Inasmuch as gay and lesbian rights in the military are part of the so-called “culture wars,” two hunkered down demographic groups, white evangelicals and Republicans, may be waging what could be called “culture’s last stand”–a fight manned by an outnumbered coalition cut off from most other groups in the country in their beliefs on this issue.