Posts tagged "george w. bush"
Divine Intervention: American Faith in Foreign Policy

Divine Intervention: American Faith in Foreign Policy

Gale Kenny reviews Andrew Preston's new book, "Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy," a narrative history of foreign policy and piety in America.

Osama Bin Laden, Dead

Typing this, I hesitate.  Is this a mere death?  An assassination?  A murder?  And if not the latter, why not?  Mass murderers and perpetrators of genocide have been brought to trial, yet the U.S. now abandons established paths of justice.  They've "taken him out."  Have we already tried bin Laden in our media, determined him...

Daily Links 03 August 2005

Dumb Monkey Nation Bush has “roiled” the evolution debate with his comments that “both sides” of the question should be taught in public schools. The NYT dutifully follows suit by presenting “both sides” of opinion on the matter, quote machines Rev. Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and Chuck Colson of Prison Fellowship. We...

This Is Not My Christian Nation, Daily Links 24 June 2005

Christianity Today, the flagship magazine of conservative American evangelicalism,editorializes “the obvious”: George W. Bush is not Lord, and “God Bless America” is not the Doxology. So far, so simple; but CT goes further, rebuking Christian Right oupost (their words) Family Research Council; Rod Parsley, the Ohio pastor who was instrumental in winning his state for Bush and...

The President Says So

While most of the press gets giddy over the revelation that Bush smoked pot (’cause, y’know, coke is for kids, but weed kills), leave it to the conservative Kathy Shaidle ofRelapsed Catholic to note the real significance of the Bush tapes: He admits speaking inChristian code. That’s just like when you get real high and play Dark Side of...

W.: What About God?

The Revealer‘s normal modus operandi is to say: Didja see that? Religion! In the secular news! We’re always on the lookout for the god in the machine, and no more so than in the sermons of our preacher-in-chief. Dude’s brilliant. Or, at least, Michael Gerson is. In this judgement we usually have company — even...

God Save the Queen

God Save the Queen 15 November 2004 Evangelicals and the Sentimental Affinities of George W. Bush By Omri Elisha President / Queen I don’t have a television. I don’t follow the blogs. I have an almost Churchillian aversion to statistical polls. In short, I won’t even try to make sense of the recent cacophony of...

Ammo for his Enemy

Frank Rich accidentally writes a Republican’s dream review. It’s a shame the job of disassembling George W. Bush: Faith in the White House fell to The New York Times‘ Frank Rich. If just the facts of Rich’s account of the film are correct, it’s the worst kind of hagiography, thuggish and hokey at the same time. But the...

15 August 2004 Daily Links

The President says he’s a “soldier of God.” His inspiration is Jesus. And he’s fighting the “emperor of evil.” More Bush Bible babble? Nope — just the latest from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who today faces a recall referendum. On his side (besides Jesus, of course): the majority of Venezuela’s poor. In the other corner:...