The Morning Buzz | Distrust of Mass Media at an All-Time High

The appointment of Salvadore Cordileone as Catholic Archbishop in the San Francisco Bay Area is raising some red flags for gay and lesbian Catholics. … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Responses to “Beyond Guns and God: Understanding the Complexities of the White Working Class in America”

Last Thursday, September 20, we were honored to have Thomas B. Edsall, a professor of journalism at Columbia University and a contributor to the New York Times' Campaign Stops blog, and John Sides, a professor of political science at the George Washington University and a co-founder of the political science blog, "The Monkey Cage," speak on a panel as part of the release of the 2012 Race, Class, and Culture Survey. Both Edsall and Sides posted articles on their respective blogs which discuss … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Responses to “Beyond Guns and God: Understanding the Complexities of the White Working Class in America”

Last Thursday, September 20, we were honored to have Thomas B. Edsall, a professor of journalism at Columbia University and a contributor to the New York Times' Campaign Stops blog, and John Sides, a professor of political science at the George Washington University and a co-founder of the political science blog, "The Monkey Cage," speak on a panel as part of the release of the 2012 Race, Class, and Culture Survey. Both Edsall and Sides posted articles on their respective blogs which discuss … [Read more...]

Our Corner | State of Belief Radio

This weekend, Dr. Robert P. Jones appeared on State of Belief Radio to discuss the findings of "Beyond Guns and Gun: Understanding the Complexities of the White Working Class in America." … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Prominent Black Clergy Support Same-sex Marriage in Maryland

Prominent black clergy in Maryland are supporting a referendum in their state to legalize same-sex marriage. This shows, as Dr. Robert P. Jones wrote earlier this summer, that black voters are unlikely to abandon Obama over his support for the issue. … [Read more...]

Abortion Politics, 2012 Style

Is the “war on women” strategy a smart move by Democrats to court women voters, especially since it’s centered around abortion politics? The answer is complicated. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | American Jews Don’t Seem Likely to Abandon Obama

Despite Republicans' efforts to the contrary, new polls show that Jewish Americans favor Obama even more strongly than they did earlier this year. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Young Adults Take Advantage of Obamacare

A new study shows that many young adults are taking advantage of Obamacare. Back in June, when it was still unclear how the Supreme Court would rule on the Affordable Care Act, less than one-quarter of Millennials (age 18-29) favored the Supreme Court overturning the health care reform law. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Democrats Offer Subdued Platform on Climate Change

This year's Democratic platform has more restrained positions on climate change than the 2008 platform. … [Read more...]

Figuring Faith | President Obama’s Faith Challenge at the Democratic Convention

Tonight, Barack Obama will accept the Democratic Party's presidential nomination for the second time. But as he moves into the home stretch of the campaign, he faces a significant challenge: many Americans are not aware of his religious faith. … [Read more...]


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