Dr. Melissa Deckman is a Professor of Political Science at Washington College and a PRRI Affiliated Scholar. Her research interests center on the intersection of religion, women, and politics. She has written in the past about the Christian Right’s participation in school board politics. Her most recent work is as co-editor and contributor to Curriculum and the Culture Wars: Debating the Bible’s Place in Public Schools. PRRI sat down with Dr. Deckman to discuss the significance of the book.
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To all Morning Buzz readers who are celebrating Rosh Hashanah today, L’Shana Tova! (If you’re looking for a new way to spice up this year’s challah, this looks pretty delicious.)
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Earlier this spring, less than half (46%) of college-age Millennials said they were certain to vote in this November’s election. This year, however, the California State University system is taking a more direct approach to the problem of the youth engagement. The hundreds of thousands of applicants will receive a letter warning them that if they don’t vote to raise taxes this fall, their spot could evaporate. According to critics, this is illegal.
As protests continue in the Middle East, twelve essential points about the film that sparked the violence.
On the campaign trail, Mitt Romney is ratcheting up the religious rhetoric.
Speaking of mixing religion and politics, a history professor suggests that Catholic Democrats should to learn to harness the power of liberal Catholicism to their advantage.