Mitt Romney’s Complicated Courtship Dance(s)

Mitt Romney has played down his personal Mormon faith, but has not hesitated to harness “religion” under other guises for political gain. … [Read more...]

Our Corner | State of Belief Radio

This week on State of Belief Radio, Dr. Robert P. Jones provided some context in a segment about recent claims that black Americans will abandon President Obama over his endorsement of same-sex marriage. Dr. Jones observed: What the poll really reveals is that these issues rank very, very low on minority voters’ radar screens. We had, for example, less than one in five, so only 18% saying, for example, that the... more … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Interfaith Voices

On this week's "Interfaith Voices," Dr. Robert P. Jones joined host Maureen Fiedler and fellow guest Kim Lawton, the managing editor of Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, to discuss the faith factor in the 2012 election. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | For the First Time, There’s No Protestant on the Republican Ticket

For the first time, there is no Protestant on the Republican ticket. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Rob Portman’s Not As Boring as You Think

It turns out that Rob Portman, who you may know as one of the "boring white guys" on Romney's shortlist for VP, owns a haunted hotel. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | “Right to Pray” Amendment Passes in Missouri

The "right to pray" amendment to the Missouri constitution passed by a wide margin earlier this week. The amendment, among other provisions, allows for schoolchildren's "right to pray and acknowledge God voluntarily in their schools." … [Read more...]

“The Life of Julia” Vs. The Tea Party

Tea Party women dismiss "Julia," the Obama campaign's virtual poster girl for social welfare programs, as sexist propaganda. Do other Americans agree? … [Read more...]

Figuring Faith | Why Obama’s Support for Gay Marriage Won’t Hurt Him Among African Americans

In May, Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage. Will this controversial move erode Obama's popularity within the black community? … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Jews Log in to the Talmud on Their iPads

An iPad app could make the Talmud more accessible and convenient for Jews who want to participate in the "Daf Yomi" cycle. … [Read more...]

New Commercials Unlikely to Sway Jewish Voters in Battleground States

The GOP hopes that it can convince disaffected Jewish Americans who supported Obama in 2008 to vote Republican in November. … [Read more...]