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Obama's Catholic Moment

Against the backdrop of protest and spectacle that threatened to overshadow graduation at the University of Notre Dame last week, President Obama delivered a graceful commencement address that stan
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The Good News About Yesterday's Duel

I'm in Germany at the biannual Kirchentag festival of faith of the German churches, so I missed the news and analysis of President Barack Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney's spee
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Was Iraq a Holy War?

Despite the repeated attempts of former President George W.
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The Consensus Problem

The folks at NPR's Planet Money podcast have already sort of repented for verbally badgering Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard professor and high government official who happens to be female, in
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Memorial Day: After the Parades and Picnics

"Only the dead have seen the end of war."
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The End of Christianity?

Last month, in an issue of Newsweek, Jon Meacham describes what he perceives to be "The End of Christian America." Meacham asserts that "Ch
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Discovering Common Ground

The media coverage and analysis of President Obama's speech at Notre Dame on Sunday largely focused o
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Financial Assistance: Is Your Church Ready?

In the upcoming weeks and months, desperate people will knock on the doors of almost every church across the nation to ask for emergency financial assistance.
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Dick Cheney's Contempt for Americans

Dick Cheney is a strange creature. For public consumption he is the cool, principled champion of the American people willing to take hard public stands on their behalf.
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