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January 14, 2011

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Of all the political points people are making after the Tucson shooting, this might be the most relevant.

A good reminder that mental illness has no political partialities.

How an armed hero nearly shot the wrong man.

The shooting wasn't Palin's fault, but she could have shown some class and leadership in her response.

This March, Duke Div is hosting what promises to be a broad-based gathering on anti-torture advocacy.

The editor's explanation for eliminating the "n" word from Huck Finn. But will teaching this classic also be used as a teachable moment to talk about race?

New, less invasive and risky prenatal testing for Downs raises ethical questions.

Why Mexico is such a mess.

The individual health care mandate is a conservative concept. True, it's not libertarian...

Love him or hate him, Mark Zuckerberg has changed our lives in the way we communicate and connect with others.

Troy Polamalu says "Kala Christougena!"

On courageously walking to FedEx in South Bend.

Interesting new collaboration between The Immanent Frame and Killing the Buddha.

Should Starbucks give pastors a discount?