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An Evangelical Who Doesn't Like Sarah Palin

I was doing a workout anyway, so I decided to watch Sarah Palin's farewell address while pumping away on the elliptical machine.
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Fear, Race, and Pride in the Gates Arrest

A New York Times piece picks up on a question
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Talking While Stupid

I think President Obama was right to soften the tone of his statement the other day on the Gates arre
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Professor Gates, Sgt. Crowley, and the Balance of Power

There are only a handful of widely, cross-culturally known black intellectuals in this country-Maya Angelou, Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, Julianne Malveaux, and maybe a few others.
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The Dark Side of Development

Development is a word full of hope. It brings to mind water pumps and rice banks, bridges and education, smiling children and sky-scraping financial institutions. Yet there is a dark side to development. On Friday, July 17th, at 4 a.m., this dark side showed its face when
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Mark Sanford, John Ensign, and 'The Family'

Presently, the glare of the media spotlight has started to shine on a number of political figures, all of whom coincidentally have a connection to a D.C.-based group called The Family.
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Celebrating the Minimum Wage Increase

People of faith can celebrate today as the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour.
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Health Care and Structural Violence

Just peace theory recognizes that there is more than one kind of violence.
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How to Win a Culture War

Want to know how to win a culture war? Don't fight one. The soul of our nation has been marred from a perpetual state of culture war.
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Debating Race

Are we living in the golden age of racial debates? Every week seems to bring some new wrinkle in the national conversation about race, class, and ethnicity. And with the emergence of social media, we can now engage in these conversations with ever-greater frequency and intensity.
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