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March 31, 2013

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SHORTER PATH FOR IMMIGRANTS TO BECOME CITIZENS As faith communities, our Scriptures are very clear that we are to welcome and provide help to strangers and foreigners among us, in fact, to treat them as we treat our neighbors and kin. To do so is not only right, but it will strengthen our nation, just […]

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March 23, 2013

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OBAMA STRENGTHENS MIDDLE EAST TIES First, the symbolism of President Obama’s visit to Israel is enormous in a part of the world where symbolism is very important. The Obama trip let the Arab and Muslim world see that the United States and Israel are solidly together as they lead the fight against militant Islam. The […]

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March 9, 2013

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TIME TO END SYRIA’S WAR The Obama administration’s emerging support for rebels in Syria is a welcome move, although it comes to late to help an estimated 70,000 people who have died over two years as President Bashar Assad wages a desperate fight to maintain his dictatorial grip on that country. The administration’s hesitant approach […]