Amy Sullivan

Amy Sullivan is a Chicago-based journalist who has written about religion, politics, and culture as a senior editor for Time, National Journal, and Yahoo. She was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 2004 to 2006.

Strike Up the Band

STRIKE UP THE BAND….Any guesses and/or suggestions for the official John Kerry theme song? My informal survey of folks in the media section reveals that a large number of them are hoping for a Bruce Springsteen tune. (This may have something to do with the fact that approximately 80 percent of the media types are… Read more »

Man the Flag-Waving Stations

MAN THE FLAG-WAVING STATIONS….I don’t quite yet know what I think of John Edwards’ speech and I need to dash off for a few more hours, so I’ll just leave you with this bit of trivia. If you watched wall-to-wall coverage on C-SPAN last night, you probably saw at least seven different kinds of signs… Read more »

Deciphering the Evango-Speak

DECIPHERING THE EVANGO-SPEAK….I’m putting all of my religion commentary about Obama’s speech in one post so that readers who don’t like this stuff can just skip over it instead of complaining incessently. I’ve heard from a lot of you who appreciate knowing what those code phrases are, so we’re going to continue this little feature… Read more »

Obama For President

OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT…Okay, maybe that’s a little premature, but standing there listening to the roar of the crowd (only Clinton has received a louder ovation at this convention) after Obama brought down the house with his keynote address, with “Obama” signs blanketing the hall, I said to myself, “You’re looking at our first black president.”… Read more »

While You Were Sleeping

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING….It’s worth stepping outside all-things-Convention for a moment to note that Tom Coburn just won the Republican nod for the Oklahoma Senate race this fall, a very good development for Democrats who want to take back that seat and have an excellent chance of doing so now. Campaign observers widely believed that… Read more »