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Demand an Exit Strategy for Afghanistan

In a March interview with 60 Minutes, President Obama declared about the esc
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Immigration Reform: The time has come

The time has come for comprehensive immigration reform. After several failed attempts in past years, the president has promised it and the White House is showing a clear commitment to it.
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Who Should Pay for Our Pollution?

Congress is hard at work on historic energy and climate change legislation. The House of Representatives plans to vote on a bill in the next few weeks, with the Senate to follow in early fall.
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Listening to the Women of Darfur

Few biblical figures stand out for their bravery as Esther does. Faced with a looming order for the systematic extermination of her people, she risked her life and broke the silence.
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A Woman's Right to Fish

If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. If you teach his wife how to fish, you feed the whole family for a lifetime.
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Arab Christians Getting Overdue Recognition

I was glad to see Daoud Kuttab's recent post on Obama and Arab Christians.
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Praise and Criticism for Obama's Cairo Speech

The world stood at attention as President Obama gave a historic speech to the Muslim world. In mainstream U.S.
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Women Preachers Strengthened by God

"Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 1:31, NRSV)
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