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One More Reason to Oppose Torture

Abu Zubaydah was submitted to waterboarding at least 83 times.
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Wheels of Change in Zimbabwe

Someone once said that once the wheels of change are in motion, they can't be stopped; it's as if once the sun starts to rise, there is no going back into the night.
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What President Obama's Budget Means for Poor People

If a budget is a moral document, what should be said about the president's proposed budget for 2010? I focus here on what this budget proposal says about justice for poorer Americans.
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Torture: What Part of 'Do Not Repay Evil for Evil' Don't You Understand?

There is much to be disturbed about in the recent revelation of the Bush administration torture memos.
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American Violet and the Idolatry of Law

NPR's Wade Goodwyn has been working on this story ever since he attended the premier of the film American Violet at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hearne, Texas, three weeks ago.
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A Christian Argument for Progressive Taxation

Wednesday morning, at 9 a.m. sharp, I took my tax payment to the local post office. When I handed it to the clerk, she said, "I hate tax day." I replied, "Not me.
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A Christian Mistake

In ominous red and black, last week's Newsweek cover carried the headline, "The Decline and Fall of Christian America." The magazine's cover sto
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