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Elevating Our Cultural Competency: A Q&A with NPR’s Maria Hinojosa
Originally Posted: 11/04/2014 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

"Having a diverse staff means that we want to elevate our level of cultural competency. It isn't just about being representative. It really is about cultural competency." ...

What Do Americans Pray for? Themselves. And Maybe a Sports Team
Originally Posted: 10/02/2014 - 9:46am | Type: Blog

When Americans aren’t busy praying for themselves or their own needs — and most of them are — many are seeking divine intervention on behalf of a favorite sports team or the golden ticket in the lottery, accor ...

Religion Loses Clout: Why Many Say That’s a Bad Thing
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 12:17pm | Type: Blog

More Americans today say religion’s influence is losing ground just when they want it to play a stronger role in public life and politics. More Americans today say  religion’s in ...

Mindless Metrics
Originally Posted: 06/06/2013 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

Consider how many useless metrics we use to chart our nation’s course. Politicians fixate on the federal deficit, for example, because it’s an easy number to fling at opponents, even though it doesn’t truly me ...

Death by the Numbers
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors The Predator and Reaper drones in most common use by the CIA and U.S. military carry 500-pound GPS-guided bombs or Hellfire missiles. The bombs can destroy whole neighb ...

Trials and Errors
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:04am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Among democratic nations, the United States has the highest death penalty rate in the world. As the only G8 country to regularly use capital punishment, the United St ...

Incarceration Nation
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:46am | Type: Magazine Article

Dawn Araujo Putting Americans behind bars is becoming an increasingly lucrative business. THE UNITED STATES h ...