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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?

POLL: Democratic attempts to tie 2010 GOP to Bush aren’t working.

The Democrats don't seem to have much of a strategy for winning the 2010 midterms, and the one approach they've been using isn't working. The National Journal reports: Dems have tried repeatedly to tie the GOP to Bush's economic policies, which remain highly unpopular. But so far, that hasn't worked, according to officials at the [...]

POLL: Catholic reactions to the sex-abuse crisis

A New York Times/CBS News poll released yesterday on Catholic opinions about the Vatican, the pope, and the abuse scandal is a mixed bag of results, as you might have expected. Laurie Goodstein summarizes some of the findings:  A majority of Roman Catholics in the United States are critical of the way Pope Benedict XVI [...]