Faithful readers of this blog over the past decade or so will know that your GetReligionistas rarely write about the contents of mainstream news blogs or op-ed page columns, even as the line between news coverage and commentary continues to blur.
However, every now and then someone writes a piece that is highly relevant to work on the religion-news beat or offers a fresh insight into how mainstream journalists are covering an important religion event or trend. This brings me to a new piece in "The Fix," the self-proclaimed "top political blog" at The Washington Post.
In this case, the headline states the issue facing political writer Aaron Blake:
Americans strongly opposed airstrikes in Syria last time. Why would it be different now?
So what has happened in, oh, the past year or so in this region -- Iraq and Syria -- that may have changed the minds of many Americans?