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A Step Towards Breaking the "Resource Curse"

Here's a piece of good news you may have missed when President Obama signed financial regulatory reform into law last Wednesday: In addi
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How Much Are We Willing to Sacrifice to Have Cheap Gasoline?

Sometimes I think we forget whose country this is.
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Wikileaking Afghanistan: Disaster Is Not a Good Thing, But Knowing About It Is

It's out: An enormous trove of documents about the war in Afghanistan yesterday appeared on Wikileaks (whose servers currently seem to be overwhelmed by the traffic) together with comprehensive report
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Darth Vader Goes Swimming and Clarity Floods In

We joined the flood club this weekend. I've heard rumors about this group of people before.
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Op-Eds Worth Reading

This morning, I found a trifecta of three of my favorite op-ed writers in the papers.
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Wikileaks, Truth Tellers, and a Crisis of Conscience

I've been staying with friends over the summer as I make my way slowly to North Carolina for divinity school, and I have been enjoying a few luxuries that I'm not used to, like television.
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Glenn Beck Co-opting the Steps of the Lincoln Memorial

I am grieved and angry that Glenn Beck is going to be on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28 (the anniversary of the historic civil rights March on Washington on August 28, 1963) -- and
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Supporting Churches and Synagogues for Social Justice

This spring, we saw an opportunity to join the efforts of Rev.
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Scary Hope: The Nuclear Cinema of Summer 2010

Back in the late '90s, when Y2K fears were running rampant, apocalyptic fantasies like Armageddon and End of Days burned up the box office.
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