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Beyond the God Gap

June 23rd, 2010

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This piece was originally published on Huffington Post.

“Insofar as Evangelicals have demonized gays and lesbians [they] should repent before God.” Was it Jon Stewart who said that? Bill Maher? Barney Frank? No, it was said by an Evangelical pastor of a Southern megachurch — a conservative who calls Mike Huckabee a friend. We live in a new era, marked by an aging and declining Christian right that is increasingly eclipsed by the Tea Party, a nascent but growing chorus of diverse progressive religious voices, and a broadening of political agendas among many people of faith. Maybe it’s time to rethink our assumptions about religious Americans and public policy.

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Looking forward – beyond November

June 18th, 2010

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This piece was originally published in Politico.

By: Gov. Jack Markell and Jim Kessler

From Nevada to South Carolina, from Kentucky to Maine, a new political reality is dawning. As establishment Republicans bend over backward to appeal to the most extreme tea-party-type elements of their base, they’ve upended last year’s conventional wisdom that an anti-Democratic fervor was beginning to sweep the nation.
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Don’t let oil spill kill WH agenda

June 8th, 2010

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This piece was originally published Politico.

Power is the ability to control events. President Barack Obama looks powerless right now because events are spinning out of control, just as they did for President Jimmy Carter during the Iran hostage crisis.

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Bennett & Rosner: Democrats and National Security

June 3rd, 2010

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This piece was originally published in Politico.

Slightly more than 10 days ago, a U.S. airstrike killed Sheikh Said Al-Masri, Al Qaeda’s third in command. He was the highest level Al Qaeda operative to be “removed from the battlefield,” as the military puts it. The Wall Street Journal actually said in its editorial: “another success for the Obama administration.”

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