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Cardinals Win Super Bowl

So you think the Pittsburgh Steelers won the big game Sunday night?
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Tips on Bridging the Persistent Digital Divide

Even in our current political climate, as President
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SCHIP: Finally, a Victory for Children's Healthcare

The 111th Congress is turning out to be a bit more exciting than the 110th, with members tackling tough issues with a vigor that was in short supply in 2008.
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Jimmy Carter Interview: 'We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land'

Former President Jimmy Carter just published a new book about the ongoing violent unrest in the Middle East titled, We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work.
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My Hope is not Entirely Dead

I want to be hopeful these days, what with Barack Obama just being inaugurated as our nation's 44th president, but Tanya
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Kingdom Values Over Cultural Prejudice

Do you find it curious that some Christians seem entirely focused on gender differences? Have you also noticed that this is rarely the posture of scripture?
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Next Steps to Stop Torture

I'm grateful for President Obama's swift action to halt the use of torture by signing an executive order that requires the CIA to comply with the Army Field Manual, closes secret prisons, ends rend
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Today's Guest Host at USA Today Faith and Reason Forum

I'm the guest host at the USA Today forum on Faith and Reason today.
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Black and White Like Us

I took my 11-year-old daughter to the Cheetah Girls concert a week after Election Day. Stood in line for 20 minutes with other moms to buy her overpriced popcorn and soda. Forked over the rest of the money in my pocket for a poster and some laminated thing dangling from a lanyard. Sat through throngs of tweens screaming "girl power" in upper octaves.
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