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    Humorist Will Rogers was famous for joking, "I am a member of no organized political party. I am a Democrat." The 2008 Democratic National Convention demonstrated just how far removed today's Democratic Party is from that of Rogers' day.

    September 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

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    Reporting from the floor of the Republican National Convention, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton says social conserative delegates there remain excited by McCain running mate Gov. Sarah Palin, pleased with her strong pro-life stance, and unphased by the news of her unwed teen-age daughter's pregnancy.

    September 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

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    The 2008 Democratic National Convention began as no previous convention ever has -- with a prayer and worship service. The first official event here in Denver was an interfaith gathering attended by more than 3,000 people.

    August 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

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    We have a story about two people in the vanguard of a historic grassroots movement that's brought hundreds of thousands of volunteers to the region. Its focus has shifted from Katrina's immediate aftermath to broader issues of social justice.

    August 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

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    Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick offered a curious contrast in his Democratic Convention speech earlier this week. He deemed Senator Barack Obama a man of vision and compared him to the policies and programs of the Bush administration.

    August 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

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    Vincent Pannizzo lives in East Oakland, California. He preaches to those with nowhere else to go, although he himself is homeless. More

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    In 2000, I was fortunate enough to attend the Republican Convention in Philadelphia as an instructor in an experiential learning program for college students. That convention, which nominated then-Texas governor George W. Bush for president of the United States, was noted for its overt attempts to present a diverse public face to television viewers.

    August 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

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    The religion of a political candidate should not matter. This principle is not only supported by the doctrine of the separation of church and state articulated by the First Amendment and developed by Jefferson and Madison, it is also supported by the dominant traditions of the Christian church.

    August 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

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    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton reviews the transformation in the Democrats' approach to people of faith at this year's national convention and asks whether it will change public perceptions of the Democratic Party.

    August 28, 2008 | 0 Comments