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Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
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How Learning to Talk to a Cowboy Made Me a Better American

(26) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 2:00 PM

All of the partisan bickering around the "fiscal cliff" of late has reminded me of the moment I realized that American conservatives and liberals actually had more in common than we realized, but were probably suffering from a gigantic language barrier -- even though we were all speaking English.

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The Rise of Traditionalist Fiction in America

(3) Comments | Posted June 14, 2011 | 10:00 AM

I went to Hastings with my son yesterday to buy some books. I was stunned and intrigued to see that the Christian Romance section of the store had more than doubled in size since the last time I was there.

Hastings is a regional chain based in Amarillo, Texas, that...

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