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Turning Provocation into Purpose: Responding Creatively to Hate and Intolerance

(3) Comments | Posted September 14, 2010 | 12:52 PM

Well, he didn't do it. After pleas from the President of the United States, the U.S. Secretaries of Defense and State, the U.S. Army commander for Iraq and Afghanistan, His Holiness the Pope and many others -- and 24 hours of maddening on-again, off-again equivocation -- Pastor Terry Jones of...

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Ted Kennedy and Susan B. Anthony: The Curtain Falls Before the Play is Finished

(3) Comments | Posted September 2, 2009 | 6:26 PM

Edward Moore--Teddy--Kennedy was compared to many great men as he was laid to rest, most notably his brothers, President John Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy. Unlike his brothers, Ted received the gift of more than his Biblical three score and ten years. He used that time to pursue "the cause...

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I Am Like a Free Person of Color in a Slave State

(35) Comments | Posted May 13, 2009 | 5:41 PM

On March 5, 2009 the California Supreme Court heard arguments on whether Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage, is valid. The Court has 90 days to decide whether to allow or forbid same sex marriage. On November 5, 2008 37% of the 17.3 million voters in...

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