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August 22, 2014

The Prosecutor in the Michael Brown Case Must Go

Lots of people in and around Ferguson, Missouri, don't trust Robert McCulloch, the prosecutor who is presenting the facts about Michael Brown's killing to a local grand jury. In fact, more than 70,000 of them have reportedly signed an online petition calling for the appointment of a new special prosecutor to... continue

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

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