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From the Blog:
CNN: Santorum endorses profiling Muslims
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum said at Tuesday's CNN National Security Debate that he would improve airport security by profiling, particularly Muslims and young men.
By Ansley Roan, Special to CNN
A mother in Missouri updates her Facebook status with something she’s grateful for each day. A doctor in Boston makes a gratitude list before bed. A priest in New York ends his day with thanks and reflection.
They have never met. Their lives are very different. But all of them are grateful.
Rhianna Mathias posts her gratitude status updates in part because she’s now a mother after a struggle with infertility. Dr. Aditi Nerurkar keeps a gratitude journal because it helps her de-stress. The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest, ends his days with an exercise called the examination of conscience, which begins with gratitude.
How to raise a grateful child
Their choice to focus on gratitude and their different reasons for doing so suggest new popularity for an ancient sentiment.
(CNN) – Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum said at Tuesday's CNN National Security Debate that he would improve airport security by profiling, particularly Muslims and young men.
"Obviously Muslims would be someone you'd look at, absolutely," Santorum said. "Those are the folks who ... the radical Muslims are the people that are committing these crimes by and large, as well as younger males."
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