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More Health Scare Tactics: Debunking the 'Death Book'

These days wisdom seems in short supply in the health-care debate. To wit: the Aug.
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40 Days for Health Reform

If you watch enough cable news you would think the fight over health-care reform has been reduced to protestors screaming about socialism, "death panels," and the evils of government.
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Broken Hearts and Deep Concern for Honduras

They were a very diverse group -- students, a lawyer, Sisters of Mercy and Notre Dame, a union organizer, a teacher, survivors of the brutal 1980s in Honduras.
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Kennedy, Health Care, and Imperfection

The first time I met Sen. Edward Kennedy was in the underbelly of the Capitol on the Capitol Subway.
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Sam's Story: Another Human Tragedy in the Health-Care Debate

This week many of you heard the story of Sam.* Sam was a 21-year-old young man from a hard-working family. Over the course of several weeks in July he experienced extreme stomach pains.
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Remembering Sen. Edward Kennedy

I woke up this morning planning an essay for God's Politics about love and fear. It will be another essay in support of health-care reform. This issue has commandeered my pen.
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Video: Ted Kennedy Speaking at Jerry Falwell's College

Evidence of Sen. Ted Kennedy's bipartisan bridge-building: On Oct. 3, 1983, he addressed Rev.
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Honoring the Greatest Commitment of Sen. Edward Kennedy's Life

In the aftermath of the 2004 presidential election, the Democrats were roundly accused of losing the "moral values voters" in America, and of being the party of "secularists" who were hostile to faith and religion.
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