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Kal Penn: Enough with the Cynicism and Disappointment, Time to Re-engage!

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Aide: Obama faces 'titanic struggle' in 2012
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True Story.

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Generation XYZ: This Is Not Your Grandfather's Morality

If older generations paint morality in black and white, young people's palettes are disappointingly grey.
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The Republican Debates So Far (Part 2)

Most people who follow the political public discourse in our country know the Republican mantra on the economy -- cut taxes, cut regulation, cut federal spending, balance the national budget, and all
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Dead Sea Scrolls go digital
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Heckler FAIL: To Obama, "You're the antichrist."

At a Monday night event in Los Angeles, President Obama was interrupted by a heckler who declared that he was the "antichrist." Obama had just begun to speak -- saying hello to a member of Congress i
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Western Christians Should Support a Palestinian Statehood

Late last week Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke at the United Nations to request an official recognition of Palestine as an independent state with full statehood status at the UN.
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Must-Read du Jour: Why the Antichrist Matters in U.S. Politics (NYT)

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