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Kristen Soltis
Kristen Soltis is a project manager for the Winston Group, a polling firm in Washington, D.C.
by | Jul 31, 2013

Sometime liberal Baptist Jonathan Merritt recently wrote interestingly for Religion News Service about the seeming failure of evangelical elites to generate more push for “immigration reform,” which he himself supports. He’s a popular young author and columnist whose father was…

by | Jul 26, 2013

America is becoming more religiously liberal with each generation, and religious conservatives, though more numerous now, will become dinosaurs. That’s the confident projection of a new poll from the liberal leaning Public Religion Research Institute. It’s predictably gotten good media…

by | Jul 18, 2013

Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon were awkwardly partnered politically across two decades, needing but never fully comfortable with each other. Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage by Jeffrey Frank tells the story captivatingly but mostly ignores their…

by | Jul 12, 2013

Although America’s arguably most liberal Protestant denomination and consequently likely fastest declining, the United Church of Christ is not very concerned about evangelism. Instead, the UCC, or at least its elites, is always searching for a new leftist cause to…

by | Jul 3, 2013

As the nation celebrates Independence Day, there’s no surprise that a new survey shows religious Americans are more patriotic than the non-religious. Two thirds of Evangelicals are “extremely” proud to be American, compared to 56 percent of white Mainline Protestants,…

by | Jun 27, 2013

Traditional minded Catholics, Southern Baptists and evangelicals were understandably nonplussed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage rulings. And declining liberal Protestants were excited but hoping for more, more, more. The LGBTQ friendly National Cathedral even rang its bells in…

by | Jun 20, 2013

The General: Charles de Gaulle and the France He Saved By Jonathan Fenby (Skyhorse Publishing, 707 pages, $32.95)  Jonathan Fenby’s The General: Charles de Gaulle and the France He Saved maybe doesn’t offer a lot of new historical detail about…

by | Jun 17, 2013

The ShahBy Abbas Milani(Palgrave Macmillan, 496 pages, $18 paperback edition) The Islamic Republic of Iran has elected a “moderate” successor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, infamous for his threat-laced apocalyptic rhetoric. All the candidates naturally had been screened by Iran’s ruling…

by | Jun 3, 2013

The pacifist Religious Left is again denouncing drone strikes against terrorists without offering plausible alternatives. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the U.S. Catholic bishops offers a more rigorously thoughtful critique while also failing to address the serious threat from transnational terrorists…

by | May 28, 2013

Despite the pleas of many religious leaders, the Boy Scouts of America National Council has approved a new membership policy of “non-discrimination” based on “sexual orientation or preference.” During the session of 1,400 delegates, the BSA’s general counsel was reportedly…

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