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Bridge of Spies explores the limits of American civility

by Bob Brown
Posted 10/26/15, 04:00 pm

Inspired by true events, Bridge of Spies opens in the late 1950s at the height of the Cold War, when Americans lived in the long shadows of the Soviet Union’s nuclear missiles. But the film explores not so much a clash of powers as a conflict of principles.

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In China, a devastating choice between abortion and unemployment

by June Cheng
Posted 9/09/15, 11:00 am

It started when a mother who was eight months pregnant posted on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social media platform, that she felt pressured to abort her baby or else her husband would lose his job as a police officer. The baby is the couple’s second child and falls outside of the one-child policy.

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Should a pastor give his life for the wolves?

by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/20/15, 12:42 pm

For more than a decade I concluded my University of Texas journalism courses by reading to students an essay by a poet who sided with Fidel Castro in 1959 to overthrow a dictator. Armando Valladares criticized Castro when he became a worse dictator, and Castro sent him to prison for 22 years.

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