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U.S. Militarization of the Border Provides False Security

You can't miss the barrage of headlines detailing the drug cartel war in Mexico.
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Conversion Stories and Mary Karr's Lit

I used to live in a world where God was a given and unapologetic faith was the lens through which the world was seen and interpreted.
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Defending the 'Cult' of Environmentalism

Environmentalism is "deadly." It is "one of the greatest deceptions of our day," "striving to put America and the world under its destructive control" and "seducing your children." It is a dangerou
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Friday Links Round Up: Women Photographers. Bipartisanship. Cornel West.

Women Photographers. Bipartisanship. Cornel West. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:
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Unemployed in the New Year

People tend to approach each New Year with optimism, but the latest news about unemployment was not particularly encouraging.
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Why Asian Parents Are the Best and Worst

It's amazing what one article can do, but one thing that's clear is Amy Chua is going to sell some books. Cha-ching.
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Do You Know if There's Blood in Your Phone?

Last summer's financial reform bill included something the world has long needed: a requirement that electronics manufacturers disclose whether their products include conflict minerals from Congo. Money from conflict minerals helps fund militias' reign of terror and rape in the country's eastern region. (See activist site Raise Hope for Congo's listing of how 21 leading electronics companies are doing at voluntary disclosure -- no one gets a gold star, but some are worse than others. Yeah, we're talkin' to you, Nintendo.)

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Examples of Civility, Then and Now

The calls for a more civil discourse in our public life spurred by the shooting in
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How To Say Defiantly, 'I am Baptized!'

At the baptism of our Lord, heaven simply could not contain God Godself and God the Spirit who interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring a very important message.
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After Tucson, the State of the Union

In Tucson, Arizona, President Obama spoke to the state of the nation's soul. Next Tuesday, January 25, he will speak to the state of the union.
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