The Common Good

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Feeding the Hungry: Remembering Norman Borlaug

My church started a community garden this summer. Our tomatoes, beans, and greens now grace the shelves of our food bank.
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One Nation, Underprivileged: Analyzing the Game Instead of the Players

If life were a game, it could be said that we like to analyze the players (the winners and the losers) of the game, rather than the game itself.
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Consequences of the Recession

Did you see it? It wasn't the leading story in The New York Times, The Washington Post, or most other daily newspapers.
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Labor Day Weekend Ironies: What Do Child Labor and S'mores Have in Common?

Last Monday, our family, like millions of other Americans, sat in holiday weekend traffic to get back home after an extra day away.
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Human Trafficking and the Average Joe

So a friend of mine, Shelton Green, has started an organization to help fight human trafficking -- What's Your Response.
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'We Are Defined as a Nation by How We Treat Those Who Have Chosen to Hurt Us'

The decision by Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill to release on compassionate grounds the convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi has been ferociously and strongly condemned i
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Obama's Health-Care Speech: Hope Over Fear

In his speech last evening, President Barack Obama made the commitments that a broad coalition in the fait
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New Poverty Numbers, Old Poverty Definitions

Numbers released today from the U.S. Census Bureau confirmed what has become widely apparent: more people are living in poverty because of the economic recession. It's tragic but obvious.
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Poverty: Looking at Why Instead of Who

For many Americans, our current housing crisis, banking meltdown, and global recession are increasing the risk of falling into poverty.
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