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Remembering Sen. Edward Kennedy

I woke up this morning planning an essay for God's Politics about love and fear. It will be another essay in support of health-care reform. This issue has commandeered my pen.
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Video: Ted Kennedy Speaking at Jerry Falwell's College

Evidence of Sen. Ted Kennedy's bipartisan bridge-building: On Oct. 3, 1983, he addressed Rev.
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Honoring the Greatest Commitment of Sen. Edward Kennedy's Life

In the aftermath of the 2004 presidential election, the Democrats were roundly accused of losing the "moral values voters" in America, and of being the party of "secularists" who were hostile to faith and religion.
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Crux of the Health-Care Debate: The Role of Government

I'm not sure I completely understand the health-care debate. But I'm going to take a shot and put down my thoughts and would love additional education, feedback, and thoughts as well.
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Hope from the Next Generation: Hey, There's Recycling on the Floor

There's this place near our home called Kiddie Land. It's sort of this epic little corner nearish to the city that, for 80 some years, has boasted good times for kiddos. Think wooden roller coasters from the '30s, a wooden carousel, and rides that make you feel somehow like you are on a boardwalk in Atlantic City or someplace like that in the '20s.
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Five Christian Considerations for Health-Care Reform

I approach the discussion about health-care reform from the perspective of an urban
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As a Pediatrician, a Muslim, and a Mother: Speaking Out for Health-Care Reform

As representatives from many different faiths, we stand together today, united in our support for health-care reform so that affordable, quality health care can be made available to all.
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Nazis, Commies, and Manicheans in the Health-Care Debate

I remember playing WWII as a boy. We would pick sides of American and Nazis. Of course, everyone wanted be the Americans, the good guys.
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Criteria for Spiritual Leadership: Content of Character

Does it seem curious to you that when the issue of leadership in the church is discussed, gender is frequently cited as a primary element to consider?
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