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In Memory of Richard Holbrooke

Some people in the world are large. They occupy a large space, cast a large shadow, reach for large and lofty goals.
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The Christian Industrial Complex

I went into a Christian bookstore the other day and was surprised to see some of the most prominent display space given over to military flags for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. These flags, and a vast assortment of Americana merchandise, were on sale for the holidays.
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Friday Links Round Up: DREAM Act. Films of 2010. Winter.

Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:
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Who Will Listen to the Voices of Veterans Calling for Peace?

I watched helplessly as the snow fell on stubborn veterans and police officers at the White House gates.
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Afghanistan: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

President Obama released the Afghanistan-Pakistan annual review on Thursday morning, concluding that, "
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Senators Kyl and DeMint Exploit Faith for Political Means

While American troops will be working through the Christmas holidays, putting their lives on the line for our safety, and while millions of Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of the Prince o
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Southern Sudanese in Khartoum at Risk

[Editors' note: South Sudan is preparing for its independence referendum on January 9 -- an event whose occurrence is threatened by North Sudan's intransigence and by logistica
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100 Reasons for a Christmas Miracle

Call your Senators right now about the DREAM Act.
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Interview With A Dreamer

Felipe Matos, 24, was sent to the United States from the slums of Brazil by his mother who longed for him to find a better life and achieve his dreams.
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Different Faiths, Common Humanity

This past week I was afforded a sneak peek at the forthcoming PBS documentary The Calling, a two-night event abou
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