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.


faint-hearted faith-based

THE FAITH-BASED CON…. This terrific piece by David Kuo, former deputy director of the White House’s faith-based office, is worth five minutes of your time. It’s not necessarily new–we said much the same thing last October in a piece outlining how Bush’s faith-based policies have amounted to nothing not despite the White House’s best efforts… Read more »

common ground on abortion

COMMON GROUND….This is a good start. Pro-lifers? The ball is in your court. (I hardly need say, of course, that pro-lifers will come out against this, claiming that the proposed legislation is “deceptive” and “full of loopholes”. But it puts them in a tough position. What? You’re not for reducing unwanted pregnancies? Really? Who’s not… Read more »

only in south dakota

OH, THOSE LOVABLE SOUTH DAKOTANS….A former Daschle colleague just alerted me to this ongoing controversy in her home state. Just the name of the group of outraged South Dakotans–Citizens Against Nude Juicebars and Pornography–makes the story worth reading.

the return of bible girl

RETURN OF BIBLE GIRL…Those of you interested in news from the world of religion and politics might want to stop by Beliefnet.com (headed by Washington Monthly contributing editor Steve Waldman), where I’m the liberal blogger for the week. Today you can read about the revelatory New York Times article reporting that conservatives don’t believe Hillary… Read more »

showing the love to sponge-bob

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR. AND SPONGEBOB….Focus on the Family’s head honcho James Dobson may disapprove of SpongeBob Squarepants for the cartoon character’s alleged promotion of homosexuality/tolerance of gays/possible homosexual orientation (the exact charge is a bit unclear). But the United Church of Christ has stepped out solidly in support of SpongeBob. You can read all about… Read more »