Romney’s Mormon Problem Returns

Is Mitt Romney’s religion returning as an issue for Republican voters?

Perry: Mormonism Not a Cult

Rick Perry’s unforced error streak continues.

When Is A Candidate’s Religious Faith A Political Issue?

Is it every appropriate to ask candidates about their religious faith? In some cases, yes it is.

Jon Huntsman: Moderate Who’s Really Conservative?

That a popular two-term governor of Utah is being rejected by likely Republican primary voters as insufficiently conservative shows just how extreme American politics has gotten.

Star Of “Sister Wives” To Challenge Constitutionality Of Utah’s Anti-Polygamy Law

The star of a controversial reality show about polygamy is suing to have Utah’s law that makes his living arrangement illegal struck down.

Understanding Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann is not Sarah Palin.

South Park Getting Old?

Amusingly, the most recent episode of South Park, “You’re Getting Old,” perfectly encapsulates my view of recent episodes of South Park.

Is Mitt Romney’s Religion Still An Issue? Or, Why We Need To Separate Religion And Politics

Some people still think Mitt Romney’s religion is a relevant issue.

Newsweek Mitt Romney Mormons Cover

Another sad chapter in the slow death of a once proud magazine.

Huckabee’s Out, What’s Next?

Mike Huckabee’s decision not to run has shaken up the GOP field for 2012.

Serious Candidates for Serious People

David Brooks declares Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Mitch Daniels, and Jon Huntsman the only serious candidates for the Republican nomination.

Can Republicans Beat Obama?

All of the plausible Republican contenders for 2012 have significant downsides.

The Eschatological Stylings of Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck seems to have more in common with End Time preachers than he does with a serious political analyst.

Jon Huntsman 2012?

Jon Huntsman is running for president. Who the hell is Jon Huntsman, you say?

John F. Kennedy, Sarah Palin, And Separation Of Church And State

In her new book, Sarah Palin puts forward a view of the role of religion in politics that is in direct contrast with America’s own traditions.

White Self-Pity

White America is within thinkable distance of a moment when it will no longer be the majority.

The Politics of Crowd Estimates

Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally raises, yet again, the tiresome fight over crowd estimates and their political significance.

1/5 Of Americans Still Believe The President Is A Muslim

Twenty percent of Americans still believe that Barack Obama is Muslim. Not only is it wrong, it says something rather disturbing about our country.

“Swift Assimilation” and History

Ross Douthat’s latest New York Times column demonstrates an appalling misunderstanding of history in the context of immigration.

Predictions for 2008

The McCain Scenario

Religious Tests