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  • The media’s Mormon problem

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 11, 2007 | 12:42 pm


    This is getting really old. Mitt Romney is a legitimate candidate for the Republican presidential ticket. A conservative governor of one of the most liberal states in the union, maybe he could rebuild some of those political bridges burnt and blown up during the past six years. But... read on

  • ‘The Terrorists Next Door?’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 11, 2007 | 11:10 am

    It’s a scary time to be an American Muslim. Islamophobia is more pervasive now than it was in the wake of 9/11. Those sentiments could have only been heightened Tuesday when the government announced it was charging six foreign-born “radical Islamists” with plotting to attack Jersey’s... read on

  • Is Karl Rove an atheist?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 10, 2007 | 5:09 pm


    At the least, Rove‘s not a person of faith. That’s what godless superstar Christopher Hitchens says in an interview with New York magazine. Here’s the excerpt from the Washington Monthly‘s Political Animal:

    Has anyone in the Bush administration confided in you about being an atheist?... read on

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  • UC Irvine safe for Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 10, 2007 | 1:37 pm

    Martha Mecartney, chairwoman of UC Irvine‘s academic senate, was surprised recently to hear her daughter relay a school friend’s fear: “Since she and some of her friends were Jewish, it was not safe for them to walk around the UCI campus.”

    “Why in the world,” Mecartney asked in an... read on

  • Whose rebbe is Woody Allen?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 10, 2007 | 10:23 am


    I guess he’s American Apparel founder Dov Charney’s in this billboard from NY’s Lower East Side, via the Forward.

    Beside the photo of Allen dressed as a Hasid are the words “der heyliker rebe” — “the holy rebbe.” Alex Spunt of AA told the Forward,... read on

  • The pope in Brazil

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 10, 2007 | 10:12 am


    GetReligion has a wrap-up of the myriad stories previewing Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Brazil, which began Wednesday. It discusses the two main story lines: that the conservative pontiff will be facing his long-term foe—Catholicism’s “liberation theology,” a socialist remnant that persists in South America—and the raise of Protestantism.

    As is often the case, GetReligion, which critiques the way we—the media—cover religion, takes issue with the banging of the cliche gong.

  • Mickey’s anti-Semitic outburst

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 9, 2007 | 1:40 pm

    There has been plenty of accusations that Walt Disney was an anti-Semite—remember the “Simpsons” episode where Bart and Lisa watch the video of Itchy and Scratchy Land founder Roger Myers Sr., “who loved everyone and was loved by all, except in 1938, when he was heavily criticized... read on

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