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Nonetheless, I see no viable alternative to the type of program that is being presented to the Congress if the financial erosion is to be stanched before it threatens to become a wider problem.
Public discourse about the Bible has become strangely stanched, argues Yale law Professor Stephen Carter in his book, The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion.
As long as patriarchal assumptions about masculinity and femininity shape people's beliefs and identities and their relationships with one another, militarization - however temporarily stanched - lies dormant, capable of rising again, and yet again.
The anticipation of this trio of divas dishing over dinner is quickly stanched by John Malkovich, who plays the ship's American captain.