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India's Challenge after Mumbai 26/11: Don't Repeat America's Mistakes

After the Mumbai terrorist attacks, India must not commit the same mistakes as the United States in its war on terror.
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My Advent Calendar: December 9

I had a hard time finding window nine, an elusive little door hidden in the bushes outside of the cathedral. When I opened it, there was a picture of one of the most famous of Jesus' stories: The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32).
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Midwifing a New America

I think it was sometime early in 2007 that I began to find myself almost possessed by a profound premonitory sense that the next year, this year, 2008, would be filled with a special power.
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Burma's Untold Suffering

Soldiers entering villages and killing people on sight. Landmines blowing pregnant women to smithereens. There's no way this is really going on. The world would never tolerate this.
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Election Night Unity, Online Animosity

Jamie: We took a puzzle system of trains for about an hour or so until we pulled to an unexpected stop on the tracks, just feet from the platform of 125th Street.
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A Brief Explanation of Canadian Politics: Prorogue, Eh?

Here in Canada if you're the party with the most seats in the House, you get to be in charge, and your leader gets to be the Prime Minister.
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My Advent Calendar: December 6

When I opened the sixth window on the Advent calendar, a very traditional Christian picture greeted me: a shepherd carrying a sheep.
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New Faith-Based Initiatives Report: 'Serving People in Need, Safeguarding Religious Freedom'

I have long supported effective partnerships between government and faith-based organizations.
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