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Fort Hood Shootings and the Prophetic 'IF'

One reader wrote me to ask: " "What effect will the Fort Hood shootings have on the American public's perception of Islam?" That question asks us to be foretellers, fortune tellers, to predict.
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Tuesday's Elections Don't Change the Fierce Urgency of Now

In the wake of Tuesday's elections where the Democrats lost governor's races in New Jersey and in Virginia, some observers are advising President Obama to scale back his agenda.
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Robed Revolutionary: Thoughts on Progressivism from the Ultimate 'Conservative'

The bearded, robed, and bespectacled keynote speaker at Georgetown University's Gaston Hall on Tuesday made a wise first move. His All Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of the Orthodox Christian World, began his speech by naming the elephant in the room.
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The Elections You May Not Have Noticed

Most of the country probably didn't notice.
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Neighbors We May Rarely See

I don't know about you, but I rarely, if ever travel the road from Jerusalem to Jericho. I've heard it's a rough neighborhood -- people get robbed, beaten and left for dead.
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Continuing an Honest Conversation on Race

I want to follow up on yesterday's post which I believe has broken the record for the longest title in history:
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The Deadly Viper Conversation: 'We're sorry. We didn't know. We want to learn. How do we do that?'

Wednesday afternoon I was part of a conversation with the authors of Deadly Viper (and Chris Huertz) and a number of Asian-American leaders.
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An Apology from Deadly Viper Authors Mike Foster and Jud Wilhite

An update to an ongoing discussion with our Asian and Asian-American friends.
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Deadly Viper Blind Spots: When Uninformed Intentions Have Hurtful Outcomes

One of the toughest parts of being the author of a book about racial reconciliation is that when the latest racial incident flares up, everyone expects you to chime in with your two cents.
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