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Health-Care Magic

While talking with George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America yesterday, Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele neatly summarized th
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Now is the Time for Congressional Courage on Health-Care Reform

The people of Massachusetts already have near universal health care. Too many of the rest of us do not.
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Immigration: Drama and First Drafts

"Why do you have to be so dramatic?" I thought as I rolled my eyes.
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Who Would Jesus Shoot? Military Contractor Puts Bible References on Gunsights

In case you haven't already seen this, it's been discovered that gunsights on weapons used by British and American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan are inscribed with coded biblical references, including:
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Breaking the 'Resource Curse'

The Enough Project's recent report about conflict minerals in Congo highlights how the "resource curse" (as desc
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