“Everything is a culture war now,” grouses sports humor writer DJ Gallo. “And it’s impossible to avoid, even in the movies and sports many of us go to in hopes of finding a brief respite from all the yelling we find online and off.”
It's an election year, so it's time to play wedge issue roulette. Which culture war favorite is it going to be this time? Gay marriage? The Obama administration's recent and contested decision to require Catholic organizations to provide birth control coverage to employees? Updated
Obama's most urgent task is to repair an ailing economy. But one of his most important promises was to end the cultural and religious wars that have disfigured politics for four decades.
“You really do hate America!” This was the parting shot from a man I had just debated on a television show shortly before the invasion of Iraq. Because he’s a notorious right-wing blowhard, I laughed it off as the raving of a crackpot in extremis.
This latest report from the "Secret Money Project," an ongoing joint project by the Center for Investigative Reporting and National Public Radio, follows the money trail to the sources behind independently funded political advertisements on hot-button issues like abortion and religion that are cropping up as the Nov. 4 election approaches.