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Which Party is the Biggest Spender? A. Democrats B. Republicans C. All of the Above

In a recent New York Times column, David Brooks laments the loss of the political center.
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Wall Street and the Crisis of Urban Violence

As an urban minister and a political professional, there have been two big news stories that I have followed with some level interest recently.
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Ignoble Indifference: Evangelicals, Race, and GLBT Issues

[Read more of this blog conversation in response to the Sojourners magazine article "
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Regulating Wall Street's House-of-Cards Casino

Last month, the Guinness World Records folks certified American Bryan Berg as building the world's largest house of cards, a replica of a hotel and casino in Macau.
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'Can the Subaltern Speak?' or, Moving the Emerging Conversation Forward

[Read more of this blog conversation in response to the Sojourners magazine article "
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Dialogue at the Demonstration: Risking Conversation with the Face of Occupation

Bethlehem, West Bank. Evangelicals have never been keen on political protests. Especially the sort that includes rifles and grenades -- in the hands of your opponents.
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U.K. Catholic Bishops Address Abuse Scandal 'Directly and Unambiguously'

Late last week, the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales released an
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'Reasonable Suspicion' in Arizona

My college girlfriends and I had considered Arizona as a spot for a 40th b-day bash, but I'm not sure we'd pass muster. We've all been questioned before.
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Lamentations and Turning the Next Page in Arizona's Immigration Struggle

Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long?
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