Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich is running for County Executive with public financing and plans to take on developers. Kim R. Ford is challenging fourteen-term Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for her seat. We talk to both of them about their campaigns and look at the biggest political news of the week.
It’s been called the “God Gap”- the common perception that Republicans and conservative leaders are more grounded in religion than their liberal counterparts. With the election of Barack Obama, progressives are now boasting a leader who speaks openly about faith and social justice. But some of his early moves are stirring intense internal debate and dissent. From controversy over Inauguration prayers to the future of the White House Office on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, we examine debates within the “religious left”.
- Amy Sullivan Senior editor, Time; author "The Party Faithful: How and Why Democrats are Closing the God Gap" (Scribner)
- Rev. Paul Raushenbush Associate Dean of Religious Life at Princeton University; moderator of the "Progressive Revival" blog at beliefnet.com
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