Can Newt Woo the Religious Right?

The CNN Belief blog asks about Newt Gingrich: And that raises a critical question: Can religious conservatives learn to love a man who is twice divorced, carried on an affair while criticizing Bill Clinton over Monica Lewinsky, and fell from power in an ethics scandal? Yea, they probably can.

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Tenured Radical on Tenure Reform: Make It Public

I'm still a long ways away from worrying about tenure but I would love to see this sort of process when I get there. Therefore, in my view, any real tenure reform has to address the problem of high-stakes evaluations that are done in private.  Secrecy actually permits institutional inequality to thrive, because no one … Continue reading Tenured Radical on Tenure Reform: Make It Public

Huckabee Convinced Obama’s a Christian

During a speech at the National Press Club Thursday, Huckabee said it's time for some conservatives to quit questioning the president's Christian faith and added he thinks Obama is a role model for the "primacy of the American family." via Huckabee defends Obama's Christianity – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs. Didn't see that coming.

Less Than Half of Evangelicals Are Tea Partying

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has a new analysis of religion and the Tea Party. The whole thing is an interesting read and offers solid evidence for the religious forces driving the movement. Sara Posner and Mark Silk have offered their takes on the findings. One thing jumped out to me: Surveys … Continue reading Less Than Half of Evangelicals Are Tea Partying

Hacking the Dissertation « THATCamp Southeast 2011

Below is my session idea for THATCamp Southeast. An unconference for digital humanities. How can digital humanities help us reimagine the dissertation? As a mid-program graduate student, I’m standing at the beginning of my dissertation project and I’m interested in hacking the dissertation. I’ve been thinking about this from a few angles. First, digital sources … Continue reading Hacking the Dissertation « THATCamp Southeast 2011

Ronald Reagan vs College Students, 1967

Over at the Historical Society, Randall Stephens reminds us that the centennial celebration of Ronald Reagan has often ignored the Cold War cultural warrior that Reagan was in the 60s and 70s. "NEW HAVEN, Dec. 4 [1967]--Gov. Ronald Reagan of California, who said he had never taught anything before except swimming and Sunday school, sat … Continue reading Ronald Reagan vs College Students, 1967

Tenured Radical: Deep Cleaning, And Other Cosmic Issues: A Review of “Clutter Busting”

The Tenured Radical has a review up of Brooks Palmer's book Clutter Busting:  Letting Go of What's Holding You Back. Here's a bit of it: Palmer's central argument is this: culture producers tell us that we are what we own, and many of us are persuaded that having consumer goods and things of great monetary value … Continue reading Tenured Radical: Deep Cleaning, And Other Cosmic Issues: A Review of “Clutter Busting”

The Tea Party is Unconstitutional

David Sehat has a great opinion piece up at the Christian Science Monitor where he argues that the current Tea Party has more in common with the antifederalists that opposed the Constitution than they do with the Constitution's federalist framers. This argument is instructive, but not quite in the way that tea partiers imagine. Though the tea party’s philosophy … Continue reading The Tea Party is Unconstitutional

I Got a (Kinda) New Blogging Gig

I'm taking a small step up as a blogger. I've been blogging as a guest blogger over at Religion Dispatches for a while now. I've been writing a weekly review of religion in the news and I've also done some other posts here and there. I usually post a portion of these peices here and … Continue reading I Got a (Kinda) New Blogging Gig