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God’s welfare dilemma

Atheism flourishes with economic satisfaction, while religion often thrives when people are undereducated and desperate.

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As novelist, James Dobson portrays a bleak future for families

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Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall: Obama and the arc towards inclusion

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Our leaders in Washington must protect the needy among us

AP The U.S. Capitol in Washington is seen at dawn on Dec. 12, 2012. Our leaders in Washington and the … Continued

Scrooges on Capitol Hill: Republicans hold middle-class tax cuts hostage

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Catholic bishops fail to agree on statement on the economy

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God after 2012: How did election change religion and politics landscape?

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What do religious leaders want for Obama’s next four years?

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