Posts tagged "Obama"

Faith and Trust

The nomination of Elana Kagan to the Supreme Court has a few progressive commentators rightly chattering over the cartes blanches the Obama administration is receiving. Glenn Greenwald at Salon provides the most cogent summation of the illogic:
Just think about what that means. If the choice is Kagan, you'll have huge numbers...

Seal of Approval.

Does the president regularly endorse liberal practitioners of other religious traditions as somehow upstanding citizens of those traditions? He does not embrace and identify forms of Christianity and Judaism that he likes, even though there are obviously tendencies within both those religious traditions that support an illiberal relationship to politics and violence.

Does Obama Have A “Black Agenda”?

Ann Neumann: At WaPo‘s On Faith blog, a bit of helpful background on President Obama’s meeting yesterday with 20 black religious leaders. And some skepticism from Boyce Watkins at The Grio.