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The Legacy of FDR

An entire generation of Americans grew up knowing no other president than Franklin Roosevelt, who served four terms and led them through the Depression and World War II. Pulitzer Prize …

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The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents

National interest in the spiritual practices and beliefs of our presidents is as strong as ever.  In his new book, The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents, David Holmes (College of …

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The Censorship of “Dorian Gray”

When Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1890, it was a substantially altered version of Wilde’s original text. Material considered scandalous for its day had …

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The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents

National interest in the spiritual practices and beliefs of our presidents is as strong as ever.  In his new book, The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents, David Holmes (College of …

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Replay: The Censorship of “Dorian Gray”

When Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1890, it was a substantially altered version of Wilde’s original text. Material considered scandalous for its day had …

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Replay: The Controversy Over International Adoption

Inter-country adoptions gone awry have a way of capturing headlines. Karen Rotabi (Virginia Commonwealth University) says overseas adoptions, while a source of hope and love for many families, can have …

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The Controversy Over International Adoptions

Inter-country adoptions gone awry have a way of capturing headlines.  A missionary group lands in jail after trying to remove children from Haiti.  An American woman puts her seven year-old …

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On the Trail of the DC Snipers

In October 2002, filling up a gas tank or loading groceries into the car brought fear to many residents of metropolitan Washington, D.C. region.  Over the course of three weeks, …

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Obama to Muslims: “I’m listening”

Between his words to Muslims in his inauguration address and granting his first television interview as president to an Arab language network, President Obama is clearly signaling a new approach …

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Do Negative Political Ads Really Work?

Paul Freedman (University of Virginia) says negative political ads actually help to educate and engage voters. Television viewers may instinctively reach for their remote controls when yet another negative ad …

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Replay: The French Connection

Is the American friendship with France a thing of the past, or was it never for real, just a convenient cliché that had little basis in reality? The two nations …

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The French Connection

Is the American friendship with France a thing of the past, or was it never for real, just a convenient cliché that had little basis in reality? The two nations …