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Religious Freedom and the Mosque and Community Center

In a unanimous vote yesterday New York City's historic landmarks commission voted to withhold historic protection from the downtown building slated to become a Muslim community center (called Park5
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The Immoral Impediments to Immigration Reform

One day I'd love to understand why conservatives seem so good at public relations, while liberals, at ridicule.
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Why I Am Not Quitting Christianity

By now, most of you have heard of the dramatic news of Anne Rice's simple statement of "quitting Christianity." I'm amazed how much coverage this has received -- everywhere.
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Abraham, Joseph, and Today's Immigrants

Abraham and Sarah left all that was familiar and dear to them to follow the promise of a better future.
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Stark Inequality, Bad Economic Policy

As is pretty universally agreed by economists and (these days) ignored by many politicians -- who seem determined to run on a Herbert Hoover platform -- in the short term, the government must and
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Arizona Reveals a Struggle Beyond the Courtroom and the Ballot

In light of recent events in Arizona, I propose we lead in our communities where national and global leaders lag behind on issues of human rights and love of neighbor.
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Using the Afghan War Diaries to Guide our Path to Peace

The details brought to us in the Afghan War Diary
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President Obama on "The View"

President Obama visited with the five hosts of the ABC daytime talk show "The View." People complained. He should have gone to the Boy Scout gathering.
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