Edward Lee Pitts

Lee teaches journalism at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is the associate dean of the World Journalism Institute.

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Countercultural warriors

Marriage | Some Christian millennials are very publicly standing apart from their generation to defend marriage
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 4/05/13, 01:00 am

WASHINGTON—Called to speak at the March 26 marriage rally in Washington, D.C., Alison Howard ran to the stage’s microphone in an adrenaline-fueled burst. The 24-year-old graduate of Liberty University said she wanted to “talk to the grown-ups” supporting traditional marriage at the event on the National Mall.  4  “Do not give up on us young people,” said the communications director for Concerned Women for America. “The media will tell you that I don’t exist. Well, I’ll be the unicorn. I do exist, and I believe in the marriage between a man and a woman.”

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Republican National Committee

GOP autopsy

Politics | Inside report shows public perception of Republicans is grim
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 3/22/13, 01:00 am

A March 18 report by the Republican National Committee warns, “Unless something changes, it will be increasingly difficult for Republicans to win another presidential election in the near future.” 

The nearly 100-page autopsy on last November’s election concluded, “Public perception of the party is at record lows … young voters are increasingly rolling their eyes at what the Party represents, and many minorities wrongly think that Republicans do not like them or want them in the country.” 

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Post-2012 autopsy

Politics | The Republican National Committee’s report on the future of the GOP angers social conservatives and the party’s grassroots base
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 3/18/13, 06:31 pm

WASHINGTON—At last week’s annual gathering of conservatives near Washington, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, the GOP lawmaker of the month, called the Republican Party “stale” and “moss-covered.”

On Monday the Republican National Committee agreed.

The RNC’s new report on the future of the party, dubbed the “Growth and Opportunity Project,” warns, “Unless something changes, it will be increasingly difficult for Republicans to win another presidential election in the near future.”

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