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Health-Care Reform is a Life and Death Issue

We need health-care reform to ensure that others aren't caught in the web of inconsistent mental health care and the inability to get needed medicine.
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An Evangelical Who Doesn't Like Sarah Palin

I was doing a workout anyway, so I decided to watch Sarah Palin's farewell address while pumping away on the elliptical machine.
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Fear, Race, and Pride in the Gates Arrest

A New York Times piece picks up on a question
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Talking While Stupid

I think President Obama was right to soften the tone of his statement the other day on the Gates arre
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Professor Gates, Sgt. Crowley, and the Balance of Power

There are only a handful of widely, cross-culturally known black intellectuals in this country-Maya Angelou, Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, Julianne Malveaux, and maybe a few others.
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The Dark Side of Development

Development is a word full of hope. It brings to mind water pumps and rice banks, bridges and education, smiling children and sky-scraping financial institutions. Yet there is a dark side to development. On Friday, July 17th, at 4 a.m., this dark side showed its face when
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Mark Sanford, John Ensign, and 'The Family'

Presently, the glare of the media spotlight has started to shine on a number of political figures, all of whom coincidentally have a connection to a D.C.-based group called The Family.
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Celebrating the Minimum Wage Increase

People of faith can celebrate today as the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour.
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Health Care and Structural Violence

Just peace theory recognizes that there is more than one kind of violence.
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How to Win a Culture War

Want to know how to win a culture war? Don't fight one. The soul of our nation has been marred from a perpetual state of culture war.
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