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Biden vs. Cheney on Afghanistan, the Unpopularity of Lamentation, and Shutter Island

Joe Biden appeared on the Sunday morning talk shows last week to defend the Obama administration from Dick Cheney's disgraceful attacks, which appear to suggest his earlier bloodlust has not yet be
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African Lent

Here's an idea for Lent that will do more good than giving up desserts: Read a book about contemporary sub-Saharan Africa. It's not a penance, though it can hurt.
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Sadness and Hope in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement

Debates about immigration policies and reform continue to rage. Consequently, op-ed pieces, books, and reports on this contentious topic appear daily.
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J Street: Pro-Peace = Pro-Israel

Often when Sojourners addresses issues relating to Israel and Palestine, we're accused of anti-Israel bias.
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The Pope vs. Climate Change Deniers

The recent blizzard of bunk coming from climate change deniers giddy over the recent Snowmageddon that paralyzed the nation's capital is a classic case of putting ideology and politics before scien
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Refugees: North Korea's Seeds of Hope

North Korea is the most isolated and closed-off country in the world.
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Joseph Stack's Suicidal Terrorism: The Definition of Insanity

I had thought we'd all agreed that flying airplanes into buildings full of office workers was not a legitimate form of protest, but the Wall Street Journal's
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Don't Give Anything Up for Lent -- Give Yourself

Are you giving something up for Lent? What and why?
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