Susan Milligan


September 2013


What Republicans Can Learn From Pope Francis on Food Stamps and Gay Rights

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Pope Francis has made some remarkable and very encouraging statements of late, suggesting he is taking the Roman Catholic church away from a focus on rules, punishment and an inordinate focus on controlling people's sexuality. Instead, Francis is talking more about what any religion should be ...

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Pope Francis
Catholic Church
Republican Party
politics
Congress
government
food stamps

Obama Got Putin and Syria to the Table, and That’s What Matters

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The U.S. came close (we are told, anyway) to bombing Syria in retaliation over the alleged use of chemical weapons in the civil war there. Since then, democracy-challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin has stepped in, and is helping to broker a deal by which another bad actor, Syria, would give ...

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Syria
chemical weapons
Obama, Barack
politics
Congress
Bashar Assad
Russia
national security

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