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Obama Sends 1,200 Troops to the Border to Guard Against Republican Criticism

This past Tuesday, President Obama announced that he intends to send 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Memorial Day: Giving Our Full Measure of Devotion to Peace

Utopia. It is the place that is no place. It is the reality that does not yet exist. It is the political economy that has no politics or economics. Yet. A utopian vision is important.
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Sanitation and Self-Deception

Our sins are hidden in our sanitation. Last week on the New York subway, I read an article about the connection between sanitation and self-deception.
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'Chay La Lou': The Things Haitian Women Carry

She is my mother. She is my aunt. She is my next door neighbor. I recognize her familiar gait; the quick-paced step. Most importantly, I recognize the invisible burden she carries.
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Evangelical History and 'Nonperson' Women

I recently stumbled across the book
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Something There Is That Doesn't Love a Wall

In this simple statement from his poem Mending Wall, modern American poet Robert Frost voices the deep concern with how human fear leads to building walls that separate us from others.
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How Christian is Tea Party Libertarianism?

The insurgent Tea Party and its Libertarian philosophy is a political phenomenon, not a religious one.
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Why Do Americans Emphasize Charity Over Justice?

Recently I came across Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus: Catholic Social Te
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Hot, Humid, and Green Summer Ideas

"So what are you up to this summer?" seems to be the question du jour. With the calendar about to flip into June everyone seems antsy for a summer plan.
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