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Honduran Coup Government Showing Sensitivity to U.S. Pressure -- More is Needed

While the United States remains focused on health-care reform and back-to-school activities, the impact of the Honduras coup in June continues, much out of the popular media.
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I'm Awake at 3 a.m. because My Ribs are Hurting

For 25 years I have been a member of a private health insurance plan that seemed to be meeting my needs. My problems were routine, and so were their responses.
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Kennedy: A Record of Public Service for Social Justice

The death of Sen. Edward Moore Kennedy marked the end of a remarkable era in the life of our country. Camelot, a time of hope, grows distant, its memories receding.
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When it Comes to Biblical 'Authority,' Words Matter

In a recent post examining the biblical qualities of a leader, I considered the similarity betw
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More Health Scare Tactics: Debunking the 'Death Book'

These days wisdom seems in short supply in the health-care debate. To wit: the Aug.
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40 Days for Health Reform

If you watch enough cable news you would think the fight over health-care reform has been reduced to protestors screaming about socialism, "death panels," and the evils of government.
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Broken Hearts and Deep Concern for Honduras

They were a very diverse group -- students, a lawyer, Sisters of Mercy and Notre Dame, a union organizer, a teacher, survivors of the brutal 1980s in Honduras.
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Kennedy, Health Care, and Imperfection

The first time I met Sen. Edward Kennedy was in the underbelly of the Capitol on the Capitol Subway.
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Sam's Story: Another Human Tragedy in the Health-Care Debate

This week many of you heard the story of Sam.* Sam was a 21-year-old young man from a hard-working family. Over the course of several weeks in July he experienced extreme stomach pains.
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