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It’s all about the girl

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Culture | If you have a daughter or granddaughter between the ages of 4 and 24 you may, at one time or another, have encountered an American Girl. Not the said female…

Myth makers

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Religion | Scholars who doubt Jesus’ existence follow standard conspiracy theory procedure

The racist conundrum

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Race Issues | As a just-past-middle-age white lady, I probably don’t know much about race, but here’s my impression: White people generally don’t think much about it,

The greening of the church

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Government | One of the reasons Republican Larry Hogan won the governor’s seat in Maryland is because the tax policies of his Democrat predecessor were unpopular, such…

Back to the future of bad ideas

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Culture | Isaiah Berlin foresaw the danger of believing in an earthly paradise

God’s elephant in the room

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Iran | Earlier this month  The Economist  ran a special report on Iran, a nation classified by the U.S. State Department as the world’s leading sponsor of…

Dumb and dumber

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Healthcare | Let’s clear up one point: I’m dumb. Too dense to make sense of the so-called “Affordable Care Act” when it was passed, and too easily intimidated by…

Happy days of despair

Happy days of despair

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Faith & Inspiration | What can keep good times from becoming banal and empty?

Sweeping up the confetti

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Campaign 2014 | Republicans were in a celebratory mood last week, an attitude that called up memories of the election of 1994. On that night, 20 years ago, stars were born:

By bread alone

By bread alone

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Parenting | When we were expecting our first baby, decades ago, my husband and I encountered lots of baby-raising advice, welcome or not. Experts disagreed on touchy…

Who is confined?

Who is confined?

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Religion | Those who attack Christianity do so from an unenviable place

Who owns you, baby?

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Campaign 2014 | You’re so controlling. You never listen to what I say … Why is it always  my  fault? Feminist campaign rhetoric around election time is like listening…

 
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