Jewish Journal

  • Barack Obama’s awesome, blue God

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 5, 2008 | 8:14 pm

    There was a lot of talk during the past 20 months about Democrats closing the “God Gap” and Barack Obama’s efforts to reach out to evangelicals. It seems to have worked.

    Over at the Christianity Today politics blog, Steve Waldman shows how Obama proved to be, at least for a... read on

  • Guns, god and gays after 2008

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 5, 2008 | 5:36 pm

    “Guns, God and gays will not disappear from our politics. But they are diminished as electoral weapons as the country confronts a new generation of disputes: global warming, mortgage meltdowns and the detention of terrorism suspects, to name a few.”

    John F. Harris and Jim Vandehei... read on

  • Prop. 8 passes, the legal battle begins

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 5, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    I’m not a fan, in principle, of the super-direct democracy of California’s ballot measures. One of the problems with letting un-elected citizens draft laws is that, often, a proposition success or failure isn’t even close to the final word. It was clear since the state Supreme Court... read on

  • Rahm Emanuel accepts Obama’s offer

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 5, 2008 | 4:44 pm

    Some trial balloon: From Clinton aide and current U.S. Rep Rahm Emanuel has reportedly accepted the gig as chief of staff for soon-to-be President Obama.

  • Obama says: What Jewish problem?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 5, 2008 | 1:30 pm

    Looks like Barack Obama’s Jewish problem wasn’t a problem after all—unless you think carrying 78 percent of the community’s support a problem.

    “The preliminary poll, which is likely to be updated later this evening or tomorrow, has Obama receiving 78 percent of the Jewish vote, to... read on

  • Gay marriage ban leading

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 5, 2008 | 5:46 am

    Sorry I wasn’t here to blog through the election returns. I’ve been at a whirlwind of election parties. (The Obama event at the Century Plaza Hotel was a mob scene; Causecast’s event at the Edison downtown was pretty sweet.) But I’ve finally learned what’s going on with Proposition... read on

  • Ohio evangelicals surged for McCain and Obama

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 4, 2008 | 11:27 pm

    Steve Waldman, editor-in-chief of Beliefnet, takes a look at Ohio exit poll data and finds that evangelicals turned out en mass, more so than in 2004. But the results were surprising:

    The huge victory for Obama in Ohio reflected gains among all religious groups. He improved upon... read on

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