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The Professor and the Police Officer Got Trapped in the 'Script'

I have been away for the last couple of weeks, first for a family wedding and reunion on a lake in northern Michigan, and then at the Chautauqua conference center in rural New York state.
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Gates Arrest Analysis Cliff Notes

Audio of the 911 call that brought Sgt. James Crowley to the home of Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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Demanding Justice for the People that Harvest our Food

Last weekend I watched the documentary Food, Inc. and it left me inspired in a surprising way
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Health-Care Reform: Leading with Respect

Americans are dying for want of health care.
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Stuck on Stupid

Here we go again.
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'Grace to Heal': Deconstructing the Culture of Violence in Zimbabwe

The government of Zimbabwe, in a groundbreaking move, dedicated this past weekend to renouncing political violence and promoting national healing.
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Health-Care Reform is a Life and Death Issue

We need health-care reform to ensure that others aren't caught in the web of inconsistent mental health care and the inability to get needed medicine.
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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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