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'Yes Men' Distribute Fake New York Times Declaring 'Iraq War Ends'!

Eating scrolls, taking a stroll around the city naked, cooking food over dung, marrying a prostitute, and naming your kid "Not My People" are just a few examples of the behavior of biblical prophets.
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Seeing the Election Beyond Black and White

Watching Barack Obama's victory speech and reflecting upon the significance of his election as the next president of the United States left me profoundly moved.
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Men, Women, and Biblical Equality

Christians for Bibilical Equality's statement on "
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The World Responds to Obama's Victory

Leaving O'Hare airport on the afternoon of election day, I was somewhere near Greenland on a flight to Europe when the captain announced the results.
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Soldiers of Conscience: The War Within Those Trained to Kill

Life is easier in black and white, when things are clearly right or clearly wrong. We tend not to like the gray very much. It was certainly easier for me to hard-headedly disapprove of all war, including those who took part in it. But, working at an orphanage in India, I met Chad, a young man fresh from Iraq with an American flag tattoo, and he muddled up my clarity.
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Obama's Victory and Middle East Democracy

A curious thing has happened as Americans were choosing their first black president. Democracy suddenly ceased to be a bad word for many genuine democrats in the Middle East.
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Scapegoating Sarah Palin

Let me repeat myself.
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A TKO and a Split Decision

My wife and I were sitting watching the election returns come in on CNN. She was 'chatting' online with some of her friends.
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Campaign Community Organizers as the Foundation for Future Change

As a volunteer in the Obama campaign, I was constantly amazed at my fellow volunteers of all ages, races, and economic groups.
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