Posts tagged "sarah palin"

Bachmann’s “Evangelical Feminism”

Kathryn Montalbano: What is meant by "feminist"--the inherently problematic, unfixed term that often causes pangs of discomfort when mustered as a fighting word--varies not merely across historical and contemporary time and space but also within individual countries and regions.  In the 1970s, for instance, the feminist movement in America was starkly divided in the public...

From the Mouths of Babes

Abby Ohlheiser:
Miss Nancy Ellicott smoked
And danced all the modern dances;
And her aunts were not quite sure how they felt about it,
But they knew that it was modern.

-- T.S. Eliot
Here's a video of a 17-year-old girl praising God, palms up, in a snow-white dress, as she receives the crown and sash of Miss America. Teresa...

Palin’s ‘Blood Libel’

Sarah Palin has a video out this morning that addresses the criticism she's received in the wake of the Arizona shootings, sort of. It's an odd piece of self-defense, chock full of God, American exceptionalism and claims of victimhood.  Media Matters sums it up:  "Violent rhetoric doesn't inspire violence -- but criticism...

What Beck’s Marching For:
Making Social Justice Unjust

by Becky Garrison Look for the words social justice or economic justice on your church website. If you find it, run as fast as you can. --Glenn Beck, March 2, 2010 Since Beck uttered this and related comments on his radio show, much ink has been spilled decrying his analysis of one of the basic tenets of...

Contesting the Sharia:
The Ideological Interpretation
(and Misinterpretation) of Islamic Law

by Najam Haider The proposed construction of a mosque in the vicinity of Ground Zero in New York City has raised an outcry from a number of critics including (but not limited to) former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and former Speaker of the House (and potential 2012 presidential candidate) Newt Gingrich.  In a July 28, 2010...

Jews for Palin

The Forward's Gal Beckerman asks, "Who are the Jews Behind Palin 2010?"

Christian Nation, Again

What does Sarah Palin mean when she says, as she adamantly did last week at a Women of Joy conference in Kentucky, that the U.S. is a Christian nation? Much was written during the presidential campaign about Palin's religious beliefs, but in this particular instance she was responding to a...