The Common Good

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Labor is Part of the Immigration Equation

If migration policy was "freed" or emancipated, people could respond to real work opportunities, economies would be able to grow globally, the federal and state focus could be put on fighting crime and
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Another Cost of the Flotilla Raid

Along with shooting nine peace activists during their attack on the peace flotilla this week, Israeli commandos may have shot themselves in the foot
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Nonviolence and the Gaza Freedom Movement

Three days have passed since the Israeli navy attacked an international Gaza Freedom Movement "Freedom Flotilla," intent
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Time to Declare a Mission Trip Moratorium

Like many Christ-followers in the United States, I have participated in my fair share of mission trips to the Caribbean and Central and South America over the past few decades.
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I'm Part of the Reason For That Oil Spill

In the daily grind of life there are few obstacles as irritating as traffic. The opening scene of "Office Space" deftly captures the sentiment. You know it, the neurotic jockeying and ill-fated attempts we make to slip ourselves into the lane that appears to be moving.
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The "Freedom Flotilla" Tragedy

On May 31, I awoke to news reports that the Israeli Navy had boarded and fired on 10 small ships in international waters approaching the coast of Gaza and bearing humanitarian supplies for Palestin
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Wanted: A Pro-Family Immigration System

There's a wonderful family at my church who are from Rwanda.
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We Interrupt This Family for Baseball Season

Somebody sent that sign to my wife Joy and she promptly put it up outside right next to our front door. It's true -- our family now organizes life around baseball.
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Synthetic Life: The Final Frontier?

There are long stories and short stories. Stories that people in a hundred years will be talking about, and stories that will fade in a few months.
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