• Sarah Palin is a “game changer.” The game she has changed is that played by the more conservative members of the Republican Party -- and that is exciting.

    September 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • By the end of the Democratic Convention, John McCain knew that his campaign was in deep trouble. Hillary and Bill Clinton had rallied her followers to get behind Barack Obama; Obama closed the convention with a spectacular speech in a stadium spectacle ...

    September 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly senior associate producer Patti Jette Hanley captures some of the opening scenes on the convention floor in Saint Paul as well as at a nearby prayer vigil.

    September 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • The selection of Sarah Palin as McCain's VP is by any estimate a very interesting pick. Her pro-life background should help McCain with blue collar Catholic voters generally.

    September 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • With all the focus during the primary campaign season on the words of the candidates' ministers, whether it was Jeremiah Wright for Barack Obama or John Hagee for John McCain, one has to wonder when the press will start focusing on Sarah Palin's pastor.

    September 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • In a wide-ranging interview with Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Denver comments on the responsibility of American Catholics to be involved in political life.

    September 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • By the time The Speech of August 28, 2008 ended with an artful allusion to the March on Washington of August 28, 1963, the Democratic Convention had belatedly made a case for ending the rule of the Republicans.

    September 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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