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The Republican Debates So Far (Part 2)

Most people who follow the political public discourse in our country know the Republican mantra on the economy -- cut taxes, cut regulation, cut federal spending, balance the national budget, and all
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Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Get Your Click On!

It's Oktoberfest. A frosty papal pilsner, perhaps? [caption id="attachment_34148" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Photo by Cathleen Falsani"][/caption]
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Today's News Round-up

Dead Sea Scrolls go digital
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Church: Socks Are Optional but Grace is Required

September 18 was National Back to Church Sunday. It's OK. I missed it, too.
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Heckler FAIL: To Obama, "You're the antichrist."

At a Monday night event in Los Angeles, President Obama was interrupted by a heckler who declared that he was the "antichrist." Obama had just begun to speak -- saying hello to a member of Congress i
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Life: Interrupted

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Today's News Round-up

Evangelical author nears the end of her "biblical year" [caption id="attachment_34082" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Rachel Held Evans"][/caption]
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Western Christians Should Support a Palestinian Statehood

Late last week Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke at the United Nations to request an official recognition of Palestine as an independent state with full statehood status at the UN.
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Must-Read du Jour: Why the Antichrist Matters in U.S. Politics (NYT)

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Female Slavery in Our Own Back Yards

[caption id="attachment_34028" align="alignleft" width="214" caption="Detail of a sculpture at the site of a former slave market, Christ Church, Zanzibar. By Cathleen Falsani."][/caption]

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