Political Advocacy Tracker

The Changing Political Landscape
Activists face six new realities.
The Ethics of Earmarks
As President Obama calls for an end to projects written into legislation, Charles Colson says banning pork projects is an ethical "no-brainer."
The Politics of Prayer
When is it okay to bring the Bible into a political fight?
Why Conservatives Won
Activists celebrate victories in Congress and in many statehouses.
Final Election Push, Plus Extra Push against Health Care Proponents
Activists spend millions in final push in expectation of major election results.
Bullying Blame
Is it enough to say bullying gays is wrong?
Exodus from 'Day of Truth'
Group says event "became more about policy than people."
'Civility May Not Be Sexy'
Amid a call for civility, Christians trade political jabs.
Campaigning for the Manhattan Declaration
Life, marriage, and religious liberty are still top priorities.
What Does the GOP Value?
New agenda sidesteps social issues even as Republicans block military reforms.
40 Days of (Political) Purpose
Activists push 40-day prayer vigil as lead-up to Election Day, while Delaware gives boost to social conservatives.
How the Economy Became a Family Issue
Family groups emphasized government debt and the economy as family issues this week. Plus, Christian leaders offered unanimous denunciations of church's planned Qur'an burning.
And Glenn Beck Shall Lead Them
Dobson, Land, Falwell Jr., and other evangelicals follow Glenn Beck's call for national renewal.
Are Muslims the Enemy?
Some activists argue that the proposed mosque in New York City should move because Muslims remind us of terrorists. Plus, many defend the President's Christian faith.
Obama Is Not a Muslim
But many Americans think he is, plus other findings from the new Pew Forum report.
Freedom? Yes! Mosque? No!
The issue isn't just freedom, say some champions of religious liberty.
Conservatives Get 'Slap in the Face'
Groups were busy responding to fights over marriage, the Supreme Court, and a mosque near Ground Zero.
Strange Bedfellows on Immigration, Cocaine, and Campaign Finance
The ACLU and many conservative activists find themselves on the same side of the issues this week.
Naming Their Enemy: Elena Kagan or Glenn Beck?
Political activists choose their battles as conservatives oppose the Supreme Court nominee and progressives respond, yet again, to the FoxNews host.
'Elective Abortions Are Not Covered'?
Pro-life groups are using a new insurance plan in Pennsylvania as evidence that President Obama lied about not funding abortion. One group disagrees.

Top Story June 14, 2024

Southern Baptists’ Nuanced Divides on Display at Annual Meeting
Southern Baptists’ Nuanced Divides on Display at Annual Meeting
From a wider slate of six candidates, president Clint Pressley takes the “strange honor” of leading the convention’s growing factions toward missional unity.

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