Figuring Faith | Ryan’s Budget Approach Challenges Bishops, At Odds With Catholics

In this week's "Figuring Faith," Dr. Robert P. Jones shows that Paul Ryan's economic philosophy contrasts sharply with that of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, as well as American Catholics overall. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Univision Asks Candidates to Engage on Latino Issues

Univision, a large Spanish-language TV network, used its evening news broadcast on Wednesday night to urge the presidential candidates to host a debate on Latino issues. … [Read more...]

As Catholics Go, So Goes the Nation?

What should we expect from Catholics between now and Election day? … [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 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...]

The Morning Buzz | Seminary Graduates Too Poor to Take a Vow of Poverty

A new study from the Center for the Study of Theological Education at Auburn Theological Seminary shows that it's no longer rare for seminary students to graduate with tens of thousands of dollars in student debt. … [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...]

The Morning Buzz | Why Campaign Finance Reform Is So Darn Difficult

A new poll shows why campaign finance reform is hard: while only 2% of Americans think that spending by outside groups will have a positive effect on the election, only 40% are able to correctly define SuperPACs, while nearly half (46%) have no opinion. … [Read more...]

New Study Could Mobilize Americans on Income Inequality

A new study conducted by researchers at the Brookings Institution and the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center reveals that Romney’s proposed budget would raise taxes for 95% of Americans – while reducing the tax burden for the top 5%. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | July 24, 2012

At the Washington Post, Lisa Miller wonders whether Romney can reconcile his wealth and his faith. A plurality of Americans believe that capitalism is at odds with Christian values. … [Read more...]