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Diplomacy: Revisiting the Huntington Thesis

Much has been said about President Obama's speech to the Muslim world from Cairo, Egypt.
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Listen to it Loud

"Listen to it loud!" That was the advice that came with a disc of the new film, I Bring What I Love, about Youssou N'Dour, a Senegalese singer who has worked for social justice in Africa.
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When Hate Speech Justifies Killing

Words have consequences. In the past few weeks, we have seen just how dire those consequences can be.
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Demand an Exit Strategy for Afghanistan

In a March interview with 60 Minutes, President Obama declared about the esc
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Immigration Reform: The time has come

The time has come for comprehensive immigration reform. After several failed attempts in past years, the president has promised it and the White House is showing a clear commitment to it.
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Who Should Pay for Our Pollution?

Congress is hard at work on historic energy and climate change legislation. The House of Representatives plans to vote on a bill in the next few weeks, with the Senate to follow in early fall.
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Listening to the Women of Darfur

Few biblical figures stand out for their bravery as Esther does. Faced with a looming order for the systematic extermination of her people, she risked her life and broke the silence.
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A Woman's Right to Fish

If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. If you teach his wife how to fish, you feed the whole family for a lifetime.
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Arab Christians Getting Overdue Recognition

I was glad to see Daoud Kuttab's recent post on Obama and Arab Christians.
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