Guest Voices: Republican National Convention


Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Hispanics and values: How the GOP and the DNC address Hispanic issues

The battle for the heart and soul of the community is actually a battle for control of the entire electorate, perhaps for decades to come.

By Robert Gittelson  |  04:51 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hispanics and values; Republican National Convention; Democratic National Convention; the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez; National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Religious subtext of the empty chair

Eastwood’s RNC antics: Political nonsense or symboliism of conflict between hope and mortality?

By David Mason  |  03:21 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNC; Republican National Convention; Clint Eastwood; Invisible Obama; empty chair

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 09/07/2012

The problem with political prayer

Taken together, the blessings New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan offered could be read as an overview of a contemporary Catholic political philosophy.

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  01:52 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cardinal Dolan; Timothy Dolan; Cardinal Timothy Dolan; Republican National Convention; Democratic National Convention; DNClive; RNClive

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 09/01/2012

Taking America back to greatness

Main focus of the RNC was on employment, but it also touched on restoring the nation’s greatness.

By Jordan Sekulow  |  04:07 PM ET, 09/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican National Convention; Mitt Romney; Paul Ryan; Jordan Sekulow; faith and values; Religious Right Now

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 08/31/2012

God and man in Tampa

ESSAY | Which is it? We did it all by ourselves, or do we rely on God?

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  02:02 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive; Republican National Convention; GOP platform; Republican Platform; Mitt Romney; Paul Ryan

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Romney’s play-it-safe speech

Those who thought he was going to “own” his Mormonism during his speech were disappointed.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  10:54 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive; Romney RNC speech; Mormons; Church of Jeuss Christ of Latter-day Saints; Mormonism; faith and values; Republican National Convention

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 08/30/2012

An appeal to see Romney’s softer side

In his personal life, one encounters the most compelling aspect of his character - his generosity.

By Gary Bauer and Daniel Allott  |  05:10 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican National Convention; Mitt Romney; RNClive; Gary Bauer; Daniel Allott; charity

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Mike Huckabee triangulates his endorsement of Mitt Romney

Perhaps the only false note in his speech was referring to Obama as a “self-professed evangelical.”

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  01:59 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican National Convention; RNClive; Mike Huckabee; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Mitt Romney; Paul Ryan

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Not all Republicans are Islamophobes but all Islamophobes are Republicans

Islamophobia is the fruit of hysteria generated by pundits, funders, media conglomerates and politicians.

By Faheem Younus  |  05:49 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive; Republican National Convention; Islam; Islamophobia; Muslims

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Santorum stands out as the future anointed one of the Christian Right

The senator delivered his themes clearly, in coded language that did not immediately lend itself to the charge of extremism.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  11:47 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum; RNClive; Republican National Convention; Christian Right; religious right; conservatives

Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 08/28/2012

A woman’s life is a human life: a theological error in the GOP platform?

Some in the party may indeed consider women human, but they are not the people crafting policy.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  08:34 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, RNC, Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, war on women, GOP Platform; RNClive

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Republican National Convention’s mixed blessings

Religious leaders represent what sociologists call the “traditionalist” wings of their respective faiths.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  04:25 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faith and values, values voters, religion, Republican National Convention, Republican convention; RNClive