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Obama's Nobel Speech, Violence, and Nonviolence: Who's Na
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

The president's campaign speech in Philadelphia on race and his speech earlier this year to the Muslim world from Egypt were, in my mind, two of the most important presidential speeches of my lifet ...

Sarah Palin and the Demise of Public Discourse
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I wonder how many doctoral dissertations will be written over the next several years aimed at exploring the cultural phenomenon that is Sarah Palin. I wonder how many doctoral dis ...

The Elections You May Not Have Noticed
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Most of the country probably didn't notice. Most of the country probably didn't notice. Unless you live in Virginia, New Jersey, a couple areas in New York, or maybe ev ...

With a Political Deal on the Horizon, Hondurans Seek a Real Plan for the Future
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Friday morning, Hillary Clinton praised what she called "an historic agreement" between de facto President Roberto Micheletti and deposed President Manuel Zelaya. Frida ...

Is Obama's Peace Prize Premature?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Just peace theory proceeds from the premise that peace is a day by day effort. It is a process that requires vision, skill, and courage. Just peace theory proceeds from the premi ...

An Evangelical Who Doesn't Like Sarah Palin
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I was doing a workout anyway, so I decided to watch Sarah Palin's farewell address while pumping away on the elliptical machine. I was doing a workout anyway, so I decided to ...

Women Excluded from Ministry: 'I Just Didn't Think About You'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

"When the previous youth minister was here, he always filled in when the pastor was out," Bethany, a youth minister at a church in the southeastern U.S. told me. "W ...

To My Brothers, Sisters in Iran
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I have never met you but I have to thank you. You are half a world a way but I'm watching you on TV, reading blogs, looking at pictures and following your Twitter updates. I ...

Diplomacy: Revisiting the Huntington Thesis
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Much has been said about President Obama's speech to the Muslim world from Cairo, Egypt. Much has been said about President Obama's speech to the Muslim world from Cairo ...

Sotomayor: She Deserves Respect
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States by President Barack Obama has electrified the Latino community in America. The nomination of Sonia Soto ...

Eschatology or Bigotry?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

A couple of weeks ago on Glenn Beck's talk radio show, a woman called in to suggest that because President Obama appears to be raising the tax rate to around the same as what it was under President ...

The Obama Notre Dame Controversy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

The University of Notre Dame recently announced that President Barack Obama will be its spring commencement speaker and that he will also be receiving an honorary doctorate of laws degree. ...

Postpartisan, not Bipartisan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I'm surprised that the media and politicians don't understand the difference between postpartisan and bipartisan. I'm surprised that the media and politicians don&# ...

Obama Continues Bombing Pakistan (A 'Just Peace' President? Part 2)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

He said he would do it.</p> He said he would do it. During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama said he would go into Pakistan if necessary to capture and/or kill al ...

Not Voting is Irresponsible, Not Less Responsible
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Dear Shane,</p> Dear Shane, Your recent post is helpful, well-written, and - While I disagree, I very much While I disagree, I very much respect the viewpoi ...

Voting as Damage Control
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Every day I am asked how I will be voting.</p> Every day I am asked how I will be voting. Principled Christian non-voters and secular anarchists have written to urge a p ...