Tag: George W. Bush

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    Evangelist Billy Graham and his son Franklin said they are bringing spiritual encouragement to the people of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. More

    March 10, 2006 | Comments

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    Religion News Service senior editor David E. Anderson writes that the Bush administration’s explanations about the use of torture “have been curiously devoid of ethical reflection or moral reasoning.” More

    December 23, 2005 | Comments

  • Read comments from two scholars on the moral arguments and religious themes that were all part of the recent American civic liturgy — the Inaugural Address, the State of the Union Address, and the National Prayer Breakfast. More

    February 4, 2005 | Comments

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    Across the political and theological spectrums, religious conservatives, moderates, and liberals all have their own hopes for President Bush’s second term. Some conservatives say it’s payback time for their support in the election. Others say, “Don’t forget the poor.” More

    February 4, 2005 | Comments

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    “The administration has either declared that — as in the case of the Gonzales memo — international law is “obsolete” or “quaint” and therefore does not apply to it or, in the case of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, where even the administration acknowledges international law does apply, that it was “a few bad apples” who were responsible for the abuse.” More

    December 3, 2004 | Comments

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    The religious vote was decisive in President Bush’s 2004 reelection. R & E discusses the results with professor John Green of the University of Akron, and Joseph Loconte of the Heritage Foundation. More

    November 5, 2004 | Comments

  • Read more analysis and commentary from scholars around the country on religion and the 2004 election. More

    November 5, 2004 | Comments

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    The last of three discussions on the role of religion in the 2004 presidential campaign. This week, R & E discusses values issues, and the increased prominence of religion in the late days of the race. More

    October 29, 2004 | Comments

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    We continue our special series on religious voting blocs. This week, Muslim voters. In recent years, Muslims have been trying to organize into a political body that can influence elections. But they’ve faced significant challenges, particularly since 9/11. More

    October 15, 2004 | Comments

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    The second of three discussions on the moral principles underlying the major issues of the 2004 presidential campaign. This week, R & E discusses surprisingly in-depth comments made by the candidates during a debate about what role faith plays in their policymaking. More

    October 15, 2004 | Comments

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