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Missouri's Health-Care Dilemma

Yesterday, by a 3-to-1 margin, Missouri voters passed
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Religious Freedom and the Mosque and Community Center

In a unanimous vote yesterday New York City's historic landmarks commission voted to withhold historic protection from the downtown building slated to become a Muslim community center (called Park5
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The Immoral Impediments to Immigration Reform

One day I'd love to understand why conservatives seem so good at public relations, while liberals, at ridicule.
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Why I Am Not Quitting Christianity

By now, most of you have heard of the dramatic news of Anne Rice's simple statement of "quitting Christianity." I'm amazed how much coverage this has received -- everywhere.
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Abraham, Joseph, and Today's Immigrants

Abraham and Sarah left all that was familiar and dear to them to follow the promise of a better future.
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Stark Inequality, Bad Economic Policy

As is pretty universally agreed by economists and (these days) ignored by many politicians -- who seem determined to run on a Herbert Hoover platform -- in the short term, the government must and
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Arizona Reveals a Struggle Beyond the Courtroom and the Ballot

In light of recent events in Arizona, I propose we lead in our communities where national and global leaders lag behind on issues of human rights and love of neighbor.
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Using the Afghan War Diaries to Guide our Path to Peace

The details brought to us in the Afghan War Diary
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