With the political season growing louder each day, all eyes are on the GOP. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy sits down with some leading experts on the campaign season to help us understand the conservative movement. We’ll hear from Greg Lebel of George Washington University about the takeaways from Super Tuesday, and EJ Dionne will discuss his new book about the troubled history of the Conservative Movement. Finally, Interfaith Alliance President Rabbi Jack Moline will help us explore religious rhetoric and its impact on voter, and candidate, behavior.
What it all Means: An Analysis of Last Tuesday
Our first guest is a veteran of several presidential campaigns- but has even he seen a campaign season this crazy? Greg Lebel is an assistant professor of political management at The George Washington University. He’ll join Welton to discuss the lessons from Super Tuesday and the path forward for both the Republicans and Democrats.
Reforming the Right: Putting Today’s Conservatives in a Historical Context
The Washington Post has a reputation for insightful, meaningful content- and columnist EJ Dionne exemplifies this political savvy. He’ll join us this week to walk us through his latest book, Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond. Make sure to tune in to learn why this race isn’t completely “unprecedented.”
Concerning Promises to “Make America Great”
The fight for the “evangelical” vote is stronger than ever. Rabbi Jack Moline is the President of Interfaith Alliance and a long-time advocate on Constitutional issues. He’ll sit down with Welton to talk about how campaign issues are increasingly couched in religious language and why that is both divisive and exclusionary.