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The New Republic by The Staff of The New Republic

August 17, 2014

Finally, a TV Show That Truly Takes Religion Seriously

There is no shortage of TV shows about the supernatural -- there's even a show called "Supernatural" -- but there are relatively few truly interested in religion. On mainstream television, "religious," and especially "Christian," is usually a euphemism for well-behaved and mildly... continue

August 16, 2014

Don't Blame Parkinson's for Robin Williams's Suicide

Robin Williams's wife, Susan Schneider, revealed Thursday that her husband was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease when he committed suicide earlier this week. Williams's death has drawn much-needed attention to depression and addiction -- both of which the actor struggled with -- and... continue

August 10, 2014

Guess Where the Gangs Get Their Guns?

This May, a public bus was traveling its usual midday route between the San Salvador airport and the city when a few men hopped on board, wearing the uniforms of road maintenance workers. Then they pulled out assault weapons and started firing on the passengers. Their targets were apparently two prison guards and a... continue

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