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Sarah Palin, Newsweek Cover, and Sexism

Sarah Palin is all over the news -- just like she wants. And before you criticize her, she and her team have a strategy and they're implementing it well to ensure that her persona is before the American public until the next Presidential election. Like her or not, get used to seeing and hearing much about Palin.
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I've Heard It All Before: Consume less. Love more. Give more.

Ever heard this one? "Tis better to give than to receive?" Or how about this: "Friends are more important than money"?
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Boys are Warriors and Girls are Princesses? Spiritual Gifts are not Divided by Gender

Have you ever visited your local Christian bookstore as an exercise in gender studies?
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Pentagon Blocks Release of Detainee Abuse Photos -- Obama Agrees

The release of photos of Americans supposedly treating imprisoned suspected terrorists badly has been blocked by the Pen
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The Locavore's Dilemma: What We Eat is More Than Just a Personal Choice

I'm a cradle vegetarian. Didn't have even a bite of meat -- red or white, fish or fowl -- until I was maybe eleven years old, and then I lost my dietary virginity to a hot dog.
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Psalm 109:8 -- A Prayer to Destroy Obama?

During the last few days, Psalm 109:8, a Bible verse in the form of a "prayer for Obama," has topped the Google trends chart: "May his days be few; may another take his office." Evidently, a bump
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New Momentum for Immigration Reform

Last week, Janet Napolitano delivered her first speech on immigration reform in her capacity as the Secretary of Homeland Security.
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Health Care: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

The following is a memo Jim Wallis has provided to leaders throughout the nation concerning the ongoing issue of abortion within the health care reform debate and the need to find common ground
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Sarah Palin and the Demise of Public Discourse

I wonder how many doctoral dissertations will be written over the next several years aimed at exploring the cultural phenomenon that is Sarah Palin.
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