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A Commentary on Caring for the Unemployed

One of my Saturday morning rituals is to listen to NPR's Weekend Edition, hosted by my friend Scott Simon, during my morning work out.
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Friday Links Round-Up: Awesomeness Reminders. Board Game Cafes. Conflict Minerals.

Here's a round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:
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Reclaiming Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy: Rejecting the Cup of Bitterness of Hate

Last weekend, the nation had an opportunity to reflect, commemorate, and celebrate the March on Washington and Dr.
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Human Atrocities in Congo: What Can We Do?

Between July 30 and August 3, a reign of terror was released upon villages in the Congo's eastern mining districts.
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Faith in the Park51 Muslim Community Center

Faith cannot exist without doubt. The lack of certainty enables us to engage in the holy, human endeavor of believing when we do not have empirical proof.
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Hope for the Holy Land

Two years ago, as I listened to the escalating rhetoric of hate in the international media, I became haunted by the thought that Christians, Muslims, and Jews are going to blow up the world.
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Glenn Beck vs. Christ the Liberator

After his colossal "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington, D.C., Glenn Beck took aim at one of his favorite targets, Barack Obama, but in a novel way.
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Americans Lost Freedom in Iraq: D

As you read this post, please understand, I'm not a pacifist. I was raised in a politically conservative family. My dad is a proud WWII vet. My only brother retired from the U.S. Air Force.
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The War in Iraq: At What Cost?

The emotion that grips me this morning, after watching President Obama's speech last night and listening to the commentary about the "end of our combat mission in Iraq," is a deep sadness.
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