July 8, 2010

COMMENTARY: Oh, say can you see hope amid despair?

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(RNS) What do “Star Spangled Banner” lyricist Francis Scott Key and Hebrew prophet Jeremiah have in common? As it turns out, quite a bit. While the American attorney-turned-poet and the biblical prophet were separated in time by about 2,400 years, they both witnessed the destruction of their nations’ capital cities — Washington, D.C., for Key, […]

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