The Common Good

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President Obama on "The View"

President Obama visited with the five hosts of the ABC daytime talk show "The View." People complained. He should have gone to the Boy Scout gathering.
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Friday Links Round-Up

Korean-American youth. Soldiers vs. Schools. Movies. Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:
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The Parable of Shirley Sherrod

The Shirley Sherrod incident, the latest stumble in our nation's clumsy dance with
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The 'Sacrifice Trap' of War

The last month has seen six Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan, bringing Australia's total to 17.
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The Fair Sentencing Act: A (Small) Step Towards Making Things Right

I want to tell you a story. It's a tale about drugs, prison, race, and justice (or the lack thereof).
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'Hey Obama, Don't Deport My Momma!': A Photo Essay

A children's rendition of Springsteen's 'Born in the USA' filled the air of Lafayette Square in Washington D.C. on Wednesday afternoon as U.S.
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World-Renowned Peacemaker Art Gish Dies

Art and Peggy Gish are career peace, civil rights, and human rights activists who embody the motto of their primary affiliation, Christian Peacemaker Teams: "Getting in the way."
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A Step Towards Breaking the "Resource Curse"

Here's a piece of good news you may have missed when President Obama signed financial regulatory reform into law last Wednesday: In addi
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