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The Plank in Australia's Eye

"F%*# OFF! WE'RE FULL!" read the bumper sticker I saw this morning, written within the outline of the Australian continent.
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Deadly Viper: Personal Apologies and Power Structures

Without trying to be too presumptuous about the resolution of an ongoing story, I'm doing some personal reflection on the last few days.
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Afghanistan: Women and Children First

It may be too idealistic to believe that one day the U.S. will elect a pacifist as president or that Gen.
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Crossing the Lines: A White Reporter's View of the Civil Rights Movement

In Crossing the Lines: A Novel, author Richard Doster enabled m
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Repeat After Me: Profit is NOT Satanic

Don't you love it when someone tries to argue for one thing by distracting your attention to another?
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Big Oil, Corporate Greed, and Social Sin

As an urbanite fortunate to live within walking distance of work and trendy restaurants, I rarely drive these days.
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Fort Hood Shootings and the Prophetic 'IF'

One reader wrote me to ask: " "What effect will the Fort Hood shootings have on the American public's perception of Islam?" That question asks us to be foretellers, fortune tellers, to predict.
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Tuesday's Elections Don't Change the Fierce Urgency of Now

In the wake of Tuesday's elections where the Democrats lost governor's races in New Jersey and in Virginia, some observers are advising President Obama to scale back his agenda.
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Robed Revolutionary: Thoughts on Progressivism from the Ultimate 'Conservative'

The bearded, robed, and bespectacled keynote speaker at Georgetown University's Gaston Hall on Tuesday made a wise first move. His All Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of the Orthodox Christian World, began his speech by naming the elephant in the room.
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The Elections You May Not Have Noticed

Most of the country probably didn't notice.
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