The Common Good

The Afternoon News: Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Older, Suburban And Struggling, ‘Near Poor’ Startle The Census
They drive cars, but seldom new ones. They earn paychecks, but not big ones. Many own homes. Most pay taxes. Half are married, and nearly half live in the suburbs. None are poor, but many describe themselves as barely scraping by.

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MOTHER JONES: OWS Campers: What Can We Occupy Next
What will the evicted residents of Zuccotti Park occupy next? Will it be Duarte Plaza, a triangular patch of brick and gravel owned by Trinity Church in Tribeca? Foreclosed and abandoned buildings in Harlem and the Lower East Side? Nearby colleges or small towns? Or something less tangible?

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THINK PROGRESS: Social Conservatives Hold Covert Meeting To Stop Romney
It’s no secret that social conservatives are not thrilled about the prospect of Mitt Romney winning the Republican presidential nomination, but what is a secret is the meeting key leaders of the movement in Iowa held this week to prevent that prospect from becoming a reality.

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CNN: In Season Of Giving Thanks, Signs That Gratitude Is Back
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.

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THE WASHINGTON POST (ON FAITH): What Christians Want In A President
From my perspective there are baseline non-negotiable qualities and characteristics that anyone must first embody in order to be considered worthy of holding a position of leadership – at any level.

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ABC NEWS: Could Gingrich’s Immigration Stance Boost His 2012 Chances?
With his newfound perch at the top of the polls, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich opted to take a risk at Tuesday night’s debate, touting a more moderate stance on illegal immigration than has yet been expressed by any other Republican candidate besides Gov. Rick Perry.

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BIG GOVERNMENT: States’ Immigration Laws Fill Leadership Void Left by President and Congress
Is it possible to be pro-immigration in this country and still support the principles of the State of Alabama’s immigration laws, dubbed some of the strictest in the nation? Absolutely. Sound paradoxical? Not at all.

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Jack Palmer is a communications assistant at Sojourners. Follow Jack on Twitter @JackPalmer88.

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