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'Apology Porn' and Yom Kippur

If there had been a way to power-wash my brain, I would have done it.
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The Yes Men: Corporate Pranksters on a Mission

Fans of gonzo political activism may remember the Yes Men's infamous stunt in which Andy Bichlbaum posed as a Dow Chemical spokesperson named Jude (patron saint of the impossible) Finisterra (earth's end).
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Proclaiming Jubilee in the Midst of Foreclosures

My 1.5 year old son Jonas broke his first law last month.
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Obama, Bigotry, and Balance ... and Death Threats

There is some good conversation going around God's Politics partner blogs about what role race is playing in the current wave of opposition to Obama's policies, including Rep.
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Stand for Freedom in Iran: 'Enough is Enough!'

The following is a message delivered at the "Stand for Freedom in Iran" rally that took place yesterday at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, across from the United Nations.
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Obama, the UN, and the Bomb: Six Takeaway Points

In the nuclear security business, it's a good day when nothing goes wrong. It's a great day when something goes right.
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Applying Just Peace Theory to Obama's UN Speech

Just peace theory is the middle way between pacifism and just war theory. It recognizes the moral force of nonviolence and the goal of a world that solves its disputes through nonviolent means.
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Discrimination in Services -- No. Protection of Faith Identity -- Yes

This post responds to the following question posed on The Washington Post's "On Faith" forum
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Prayerland U.S.A.

Recently, The New York Times Magazine published Zev Chafets's essay on the Am
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