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.
Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?
Don’t worry, you can still tweet after you’re dead (kind of). I know you were concerned.
Fans of large sodas, rejoice: a judge invalidated Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on large, sugary drinks, saying the regulations are “fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences.”
Will President Obama’s stances on issues like gun control and gay marriage hurt congressional Democrats in tough 2014 races?
More evangelical Christian parents are asking for mainstream science in their homeschool curricula. This is somewhat surprising, given that nearly two-thirds (63%) of white evangelical Protestants agree that humans have existed in present form since creation.
Which countries email each other? And why?
Let’s be honest: this is for people who want to eat cake on a treadmill.