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Can Compassion for Haitians Extend to Other Immigrants?

While the recent crisis in Haiti has spurred many Americans to action -- through donations, public service, humanitarian aid, etc.
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A New Direction for Juvenile Justice

Imagine a prison where an inmate asks to stay an extra two weeks beyond his release date.
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African Solidarity with Haiti

In a sermon on the situation in Haiti, Dr. Michael Van Heerden, president of St.
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What is God? An Interview with Jacob Needleman

In Jacob Needleman's newest book What Is God?, he examines some new ways of approaching one of the critical questions asked by humanity.
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Campaign Finance Outrage: Democracy for the Highest Bidder

Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance law will give a huge boost to the special interests that already exercise a stranglehold on our political system, allowing them to tighten their grip and fu
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Report from Haiti: Poverty and the Earthquake Collided

We landed in Haiti about five hours ago. It has been approximately a week after the major earthquake struck this country.
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'Who Cares?' -- A Visual Guide to Americans' Charitable Giving

This is a fascinating graph and analysis of "giving" from Mint. If you haven't seen it, take a few moments to study. Would love to read your thoughts and observations.
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Health-Care Magic

While talking with George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America yesterday, Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele neatly summarized th
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