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Danger and Opportunity in Zimbabwe

The Chinese symbol for crisis can mean either danger or opportunity.
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Nobel, Obama, Bono, and 'Rebranding America'

Like many folks a couple weeks ago, I was stunned that Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize. In fact, I thought it was some sort of joke but alas, it was legit. But I did manage to get couple tweets in there including this one:
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Evil Insurance Company or Evil Health-Care System?

A friend sent me a link to a Washington Times article, "Insurer ends health pr
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Audio: Remember Your Immigrant Roots

In this short clip from a recent sermon, Pastor Efrem encourages European Americans to remember their own immigrant heritage and history in order to inform their current attitudes toward immigratio
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Video: Colbert on the 'Desert Cross' Church-State Controversy

I had invited one of our regular bloggers to comment on the "desert cross" controversy--a Supreme Court case deciding the appropriateness of a cross erected on Mojave National Preserve to honor World War I dead.
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'You Shall Not Oppress an Immigrant'

These remarks were presented on October 13, 2009 at a press conference in Aurora, CO urging Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) to take a public stand in favor of comprehensive immigration reform.
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Scripture's Role in the Immigration Debate

For many years now, religious leaders and diverse faith groups have contributed much to the ongoing immigration debate.
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Chris Rock's 'Good Hair': A Humorous Deconstruction of Stubborn Beauty Standards

One of the big conversations in my household this year has revolved around the question of whether my 9-year-old daughter is ready to get her hair "permed." Some girls at her school have already been initiated into the world of relaxed hair, so the peer pressure is in effect.
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Advocating for Sudan from the Inside

We are accustomed to standing outside the White House, protesting the policies of war and torture.
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Who Sinned, That This Child Was Born Uninsurable?

As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth.
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