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Understanding the Roots of the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

What is the actual history behind the conflict in Ukraine, and what has been the role of America and the West in fostering it?

Scamming the faithful

Nicole Neroulias of the Religion News Service has an interesting column this morning at Christian Century. She wonders if religious believers are more susceptible to cons and scams than are those without a faith tradition. While there's no hard data on the phenomenon and her piece is based largely on anecdote, she makes some good [...]

What happened to the crack babies?

Most of us can remember hearing about "crack babies" -- infants born to crack-addicted women and believed to be irreparably harmed. They were abandoned at hospitals and courageous people came forward to adopt them, warned by professionals that these children were pretty much hopeless causes.  In fact, Theresa Vargas in last Thursday's Washington Post remembers [...]

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