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Poll: Americans Want Political Compromise
Poll: Americans Want Political Compromise
A majority of people in the U.S. want their federal elected officials to seek compromise, a new poll says. Tea Party supporters are the only group that rejects compromise in favor of sticking to their beliefs.
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Many Will Die if Health-Care Reform is Dismantled
Many Will Die if Health-Care Reform is Dismantled
Many GOP politicians repudiate health care as a universal right and are determined to dismantle or defund health-care reform. If they do, millions will have no hope for coverage and many will die.
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Tea Party Movement: Patriotism or White Supremacy?
Tea Party Movement: Patriotism or White Supremacy?
White supremacy is one of this nation's oldest cancers. And it is the core consistent subliminal theme running throughout many of the Tea Party factions.
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Report on Tea Party Shows Movement's Real Fixations
Report on Tea Party Shows Movement's Real Fixations
A new report untangles the wad of Tea Party threads, and the movement laid bare shows less obsession with government and taxes and more obsession with race, ethnicity and Barack Obama.
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Candidates Choose Tea Party Ideology over Science
Candidates Choose Tea Party Ideology over Science
Few Tea Party adherents think global warming is a problem, and most GOP Senate candidates in heated races expressed doubts about the science of climate change. Scientific certitude is no match for ideological absurdity.
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Tea Party May Regret Getting Government It Wants
Tea Party May Regret Getting Government It Wants
The angry rhetoric from Tea Party members may demand a greater say in how they're governed, but the rise of "strict constitutionalists" will threaten centuries of democratic advancements.
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The Note Read,
The Note Read, "BHO is a Marxist"
Many Baptists have watered down Jesus, severing his agenda for social justice from Christian faith. How do we counteract the ideological gloss on the biblical witness used to justify a laissez-faire economic system?
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Faith vs. Fear: Which Will We Allow to Win?
Faith vs. Fear: Which Will We Allow to Win?
Many Christians have bought into fear as a thoughtful reaction to important issues. If we surrender to fear, our faith in God and in one another will diminish, and we will become less than the humans we were created to be.
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Where Rand Paul Wants To
Where Rand Paul Wants To "Take Our Country Back"
Rand Paul, Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, was unable to give a straight-forward, yes-or-no answer to the question of his support for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. His position cannot go unchallenged.
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Are Tea Partiers Right to 'Throw the Bums Out'?
Are Tea Partiers Right to 'Throw the Bums Out'?
Is it time to vote some politicians out? Maybe the Tea Party crowd is right – just for the wrong reason. Too many politicians don't have the courage to raise taxes to allow government to function as it should.
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Tea Partiers Colorblind to Arizona's Fascism
Tea Partiers Colorblind to Arizona's Fascism
Arizona recently passed the most fascistic law imaginable. Heaven forbid if you are a Latina or Latino who left your papers in the hotel room. So why aren't tea party activists protesting? Maybe because fascism is selective.
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When Tea Partiers Come to Church
When Tea Partiers Come to Church
You are likely to find tea party members sitting in your church pews, based on a recent New York Times poll. How should churches respond? And how should we address the racial overtones in the movement?
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What Jesus Thought about Paying Taxes
What Jesus Thought about Paying Taxes
When Jesus was asked about whether taxes should be paid to the government, his response was timeless. We must be good citizens and good Christians. The two go hand in hand.
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How Paying Taxes Can Be a Sacrament
How Paying Taxes Can Be a Sacrament
Paying taxes is a sign of membership in our democracy, which the anti-tax crowd fails to grasp. Even Boston Tea Party folks didn't oppose paying taxes; they opposed paying them to a government that wasn't their own.
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Defeating Racism at the Spiritual Level
Defeating Racism at the Spiritual Level
While racial discrimination is no longer legal, we've got a long way to go. As a spiritual disorder, racism is so deeply rooted in us that nothing short of a conversion experience can change a person's mind and heart.
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Health Care Foes Echo Civil Rights Objections
Health Care Foes Echo Civil Rights Objections
Once health care reform passed, the anti-reform minority became vitriolic, shouting racial epithets, carrying out acts of violence and claiming states' rights were usurped. It all mirrors the objections to civil rights in the '60s.
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Extreme Rhetoric May Set Stage for Violence
Extreme Rhetoric May Set Stage for Violence
The rhetoric of the Tea Party members and others, who were unable to make their will mandatory through the electoral process, is crossing a dangerous line into a social activism that condones violence.
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What Tea Party Protesters Get Right
What Tea Party Protesters Get Right
Christians can learn something from the tea partiers. We ought to be in serious discussions about a whole range of issues that must include the roles of government.
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When We Hate Government, We Hate Ourselves
When We Hate Government, We Hate Ourselves
When people say, as they have said for decades, that "government is the problem," we make it seem as though by getting rid of government, we will be better off. This is patently untrue. Our government is us.
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Revolutionary War Re-enactor Becomes A Face of Tea Party Movement
Revolutionary War Re-enactor Becomes A Face of Tea Party Movement
If Sarah Palin drew the lion's share of the media attention at the recent National Tea Party Convention in Nashville, a Revolutionary War re-enactor may be the runner-up. Here's something you may not know about him.
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