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Video: Sen. Lindsey Graham Calls out Conservative Fringe

Sen. Lindsey Graham demonstrated recently what soulful leadership looks like in the Republican Party.
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A Pre-Emptive Peace Prize?

I know it's been a week and a bit, which in the contemporary mode suggests that ancient history has already passed under the bridge since the Nobel Committee announced its decision, but I wanted to
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Faith Leaders Urge Obama on Gulf Coast Recovery

President Obama arrived in New Orleans last week for his first visit to the Gulf Coast since he won the presidency.
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Audio: Confronting the Rage That Killed Derrion Albert

Lisa Sharon Harper was interviewed recently by E
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Danger and Opportunity in Zimbabwe

The Chinese symbol for crisis can mean either danger or opportunity.
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Nobel, Obama, Bono, and 'Rebranding America'

Like many folks a couple weeks ago, I was stunned that Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize. In fact, I thought it was some sort of joke but alas, it was legit. But I did manage to get couple tweets in there including this one:
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Evil Insurance Company or Evil Health-Care System?

A friend sent me a link to a Washington Times article, "Insurer ends health pr
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Audio: Remember Your Immigrant Roots

In this short clip from a recent sermon, Pastor Efrem encourages European Americans to remember their own immigrant heritage and history in order to inform their current attitudes toward immigratio
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Video: Colbert on the 'Desert Cross' Church-State Controversy

I had invited one of our regular bloggers to comment on the "desert cross" controversy--a Supreme Court case deciding the appropriateness of a cross erected on Mojave National Preserve to honor World War I dead.
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'You Shall Not Oppress an Immigrant'

These remarks were presented on October 13, 2009 at a press conference in Aurora, CO urging Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) to take a public stand in favor of comprehensive immigration reform.
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