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Sarah Palin and the Demise of Public Discourse

I wonder how many doctoral dissertations will be written over the next several years aimed at exploring the cultural phenomenon that is Sarah Palin.
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The Charter for Compassion

Compassion is, by one definition, "a deep awareness and sympathy for another's suffering."
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Conservative Progressives?

It's been said that conservatives are people who honor the tombs of dead progressives.
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Practicing Jesus' Third Way in the Public Square

In the midst of the hate speech that's surfacing in the public square these days, I've been asking myself how I can respond to such speech nonviolently.
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Month of Protests Reveals Grocer's True Colors

Young and old, large and small, farmers and pastors, men and women all lined the streets in front of Publix grocery stores in Florida last month.
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What Happens When a Wheaton Grad Runs for Congress as a Democrat

Last weekend, as a group of religiously-committed pro-life Democrats in the House of Representatives found themselves at odds with the majority of their party over an abortion-related amendment in
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New Tools for Peace in Afghanistan

When all you have is a hammer everything seems like a nail. No famous line more aptly applies to the president's current dilemma of seeking the best solution for Afghanistan.
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An Evangelical Trojan Horse in the Democratic Party?

A recent Daily Kos post asks this question: Does the Evangelical movem
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