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The Power of the People of Egypt

After 18 days of ever-growing protests, Egyptian Vice-President Omar Suleiman went on state television with a terse an
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Should Egyptians Trust Their Military?

Throughout the coverage of the uprising in Egypt, we've been repeatedly told that Egyptians trust their military more than any other pa
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A Letter to Young Egyptian Protesters, From a Veteran U.S. Activist

I hope that somehow, through the vast network we call social media, this gets to you in Tahrir Square, even on this momentous F
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Mubarak Stays, Anger Grows

I watched on Al Jazeera television and followed tweets (#Tahrir) from Tahrir (Liberation) Square in Cairo, Egypt as hundreds of thousands of Egyptians awaited a promised speech by President Hosni Mubarak.
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Budget Cuts and Bad Faith

House Republicans announced a plan yesterday to cut $43 billion in domestic spend
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'Dad, What is Rape?'

The Super Bowl was a good football game and the team I liked best won -- the Green Bay Packers. The team is owned by its city, not some narcissistic rich guy, and I like that.
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This Valentine's Day, Do You Know Where Your Chocolate Comes From?

Yesterday I received my email copy of ePistle, Evangelicals for Social Action’s weekly electronic communication. This article discussing the situation in the Ivory Coast and the former president Laurent Gbagbo immediately caught my attention:

“The Ivory Coast is on the brink of civil war, and chocolate companies could play a critical role in saving lives and bringing peace.

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For True Civility in Arizona, The Walls Must Come Down

The shooting in Tucson, Arizona has spurred numerous 'calls for civility' in the heated political tension of Arizona and beyond.
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Why Are the Big Banks Still So Bad?

Yesterday, Elizabeth Warren and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau convened their first roundtable of religious leaders at the White House. Why does this matter?
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