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'Spewing Reasonable Dialogue': Affirmation from a 'Skeptical' Commenter

It's not often that a message from a blog commenter makes my day, let alone my week.
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Spending Less on Food, Spending More on Health Care

As the health-care bill passes through Congress, one wonders about an issue that has been left out of discussions. No, not abortion. Food.
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Christians Must Find a More Christ-like Symbol than 'Crusaders'

Imagine for a minute the fallout were a Muslim high school in America to choose for its mascot "the Jihadists." In that light, how do you think Muslims (or Jews) view Christian schools whose mascot is "the Crusaders?"
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Debunking the Beauty Myth

Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth, discusses how images fueled by consumerism are used against women.
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A More Serious Threat to Catholic Identity than Removing Public Crucifixes

In his article "Benedict's ongoing battle against secularism," National Catholic Reporte
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Perseverance with Vision in Zimbabwe

By persevering the egg walks on legs. (Ethiopian Proverb)
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In My Community: Equal at Birth, but Incarcerated at Adulthood

Dane County, Wisconsin, is an amazing community for African-American babies to be born into. It is a horrible community in which to live if you are an adult African-American male.
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Uniting to Eliminate Violence against Women

"Some 70 percent of women experience in their lifetime some form of physical or sexual violence from men -- the majority from husbands, intimate partners or someone they know."
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This Thanksgiving Remember the Immigrant, Pilgrim

As I take time to reflect on what I am truly thankful for, my family certainly tops the list. I've just been out of the country for a week, so I will cherish the time sitting around the table with my kids, asking one another to share what we are most thankful for.
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What Do Health-Care Reform, the 40-Hour Work Week, Unemployment Insurance, the Minimum Wage, etc., Have in Common?

Well, they were all brought to you be political progressives, they were all opposed by political conservatives, and they all are now viewed as fundamental presuppositions of a healthy society by vi
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