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For True Civility in Arizona, The Walls Must Come Down

The shooting in Tucson, Arizona has spurred numerous 'calls for civility' in the heated political tension of Arizona and beyond.
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Why Are the Big Banks Still So Bad?

Yesterday, Elizabeth Warren and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau convened their first roundtable of religious leaders at the White House. Why does this matter?
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The Truth About the BP Oil Spill

Ten months have passed since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and by now most of the nation has shifted its focus away from the gulf to more recent and pressing topics.
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Looking For Light Along the Border

For many Americans, the Sonora Desert conjures up images of a summer vacation replete with tequila shots and sunshine with Toby Keith's "Stays in Mexico" song blaring in the background.
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Groupon's Controversial Social Critique

I admit, I only watch the Super Bowl for the commercials. Yes, it's crass and consumerist, but seeing how marketers decide to spend millions of dollars in an attempt to manipulate me each year holds some sort of strange appeal (twisted as it may be).
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Why We Need Criminal Justice Reform

The nearly 2.3 million people in U.S.
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The Most Controversial Prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast? A Prayer for Peace

The National Prayer Breakfast is based on broad inclusivity, inviting "individuals of various nationalities, religi
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'Christians and Muslims, We Are All Egyptians'

While much of the prognostication about Egypt's future has focused on the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and the threat that it could pose to Egypt's Christian minority, one need only view the massive demonstrations that have roiled the streets of Cairo, Suez, and Alexandria to recognize th
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The Spiritual Power of Imagination

Being blind in one eye has made me forever see in just two. While playing basketball, tennis, and hiking, I have always tried to imagine what it must be like to see in 3-D.
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Cairo is Burning, Mr. President

While watching live footage from Egypt over the past few weeks, over and over my question has been, so what can I do?
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