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Fixing a Key Financial Reform Loophole

When is a law not a (real) law? When there's zero penalty for breaking it.
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Then and Now: Students Caught in the Middle are Leading the Movement

On May 17, the anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, four college students challenged the nation when they sat down in an act of civil disobedience outside Senator John McCain's office in Tuscon.
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Finance Reform a Historic Accomplishment

Last evening, the U.S. Senate passed a financial regulatory reform bill by a 59-39 vote, including four Republicans.
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The Lazarus Effect: The Miracle of AIDS Treatment in Zambia

When I got a press release announcing that Spike Jonze was the executive producer of The Lazarus Effect,
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Cosmic Child Abuse?: Mark Driscoll, N.T. Wright and Atonement that does Jesus Justice

British Evangelist Steve Chalke upset a lot of evangelicals of a reformed bent with two little paragraphs in (his book that has so much worth reading in it beyond what has got all the attention)
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Christian Anti-Logic and Immigration Reform

The issue of illegal immigration in the United States requires an anti-logic of radical love. (The anti-logic I propose is not fallacious logic. The distinction is a topic for another essay.) Christianity is a counter-intuitive religion.
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Ignoramus Racial Moments and Interracial Adoption

Sometimes in life you learn best not from the times that you shine, but from the times that you act like a total ignoramus. It seems that racism and fear of outsiders are on the rise in the U.S.A.
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Glenn Beck Attacks Churches on Climate Change

I thought Glenn Beck must have moved on to other things, but the other night, he went back to his attack on social justice churches. This time the issue was climate change.
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