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Culture Peace

Is Culture Peace breaking out? Did Pat Buchanan just call Obama’s speech “centrist”? Can we take up the call for respect, and individual as well as mutual responsibility?

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Taking Stock of Women’s Progress at Democratic Convention

Women who supported Hillary Clinton for president may be inclined to measure the Democratic National Convention in Denver for what it is not: a place where history will be made with the first woman at the top of a major-party presidential ticket. Yet the convention can also be used as a measure for what it is: a showcase of the progress women have made over the last century.

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Want Health Care Gains? Let’s Get a Better Partner in DC

The reality for women is that our nation’s health care “system” is failing us. We need to be listening carefully to what the two parties have to say about health care reform at their national conventions.

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Michelle Obama: Women’s New Best Friend?

Will Michelle Obama be women’s rights activists best friend in the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt?

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Foreign Policy Includes People

Normally foreign policy discussions include wonky discussions about strategic planning and hawkish declarations about protecting America’s freedoms from foreign enemies. But tonight the discussion includes Tammy Duckworth, the Illinois director of veterans affairs.

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The Audacity of Reforming Health Care

Kathleen Sebelius, Hillary Clinton, and Deval Patrick all called for comprehensive health care reform at the DNC this morning.

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DNC Protesters Use Bullhorns to Spread Hate

It’s been a battle of the bullhorns this week in Denver.

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Randall Terry, 12 Followers Arrested Outside Pepsi Center

The AP is reporting three incidents Tuesday involving anti-abortion protesters raising cain at the DNC.

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First Lady Hurdles

It’s a shame that sham “family values” have made it necessary for candidates’ wives to diminish their achievements. But while Michelle Obama may not be able to break the mold, with speeches like hers Monday night, she can shape it until the mold looks entirely different.

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Clinton at the DNC: “Barack Obama Is My Candidate”

For all the hoopla about the sometimes-termed “embittered” New York Sen. Hillary Clinton hijacking the Democratic National Convention, the erstwhile presidential candidate embraced Barack Obama during her 25-minute speech at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night.

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