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December 23, 2014 For a few hours on Christmas Eve, we let the charade and the walls drop and recognize each other for what we all are — fellow travelers on a journey no one understands, says commentator Adam Frank.
October 11, 2012 In a speech at the College of William and Mary, the Dalai Lama described the unique nature of human compassion versus that of other animals. What matters as much as his conclusions, says commentator Barbara J. King, is the spiritual leader's beautifully scientific stance towards life.
Protesters blast the Casey Anthony verdict outside of the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida. Some have vented their fury at the 12-person jury.
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July 17, 2011 Casey Anthony was released from prison today and a majority of the country believes she got away with murder. A tiny portion of them blame the men and women of the jury and want them to pay for their verdict. Blogger Scott Cameron reflects on the latest case of snap judgment and misdirected rage.
January 10, 2011 Thinking about turning over a new leaf after our chat with Karen Armstrong about compassion? BBC Earth's new series Life Is New will jump start your compassionate tendencies with the most vulnerable of Earth's inhabitants, baby animals.
January 10, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, Arizonans talk about trying to make sense of Saturday’s tragedy. In the second hour, 12 steps to compassion, and Guantanamo Bay on the opinion page.
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