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Common Ground as “Abortion Neutrality”

Is abortion neutrality really an adequate
standard to gauge common ground in the health care debate? Does the Capps
Amendment really constitute abortion neutrality? How do we define abortion
neutrality where federal precedent does not exist?

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In Good Faith: Obama and the Pope Consider Areas of Agreement

Obama is in Rome to meet with the Pope, with whom he disagrees on some fundamental
moral concerns. Had this precluded such an encounter, the
fertile common ground that they share on
progressive values would lie fallow.

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Our First Area of Agreement: Nonviolence

The rhetoric of violence, in the wake of Dr. Tiller’s murder, must be examined and called out. Labels used by groups on both sides of the abortion debate contribute to a culture of violence by dehumanizing and demonizing those who disagree.

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For the Culture Wars, a Hail Mary

The Notre Dame commencement address “scandal” is little more than manufactured controversy, a predictable product of the Republican coalition’s current sorry state of affairs.

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