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What?! Racism Still in America?

Here we go again. Some people raise the issue of race (this time about the ways others are talking about or treating the first black U.S. president) and the media goes crazy.
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Love Your Political Enemies: A Response to Jimmy Carter's Comments on Racism

I love my fellow citizens who have taken to the street against President Obama and his plans for health-care reform.
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The Health-Care Bubble and My 5-Month-Old

Back in 2005, my wife was wanting to buy a house. Renting was not helping us build equity. The market was soaring. "Get in or be shut out of ever owning a house" was the prevailing chatter.
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Sojourners' Health-Care Truth-Telling Campaign: Now Targeting Advertisers

Members of Sojourners' action alert list have received the first three messages of a week-long campaign on truth-telling in the health-care debate.
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Health-Care Bankruptcies Hurt All of Us

A bankruptcy office was not on my dream list of places to work after college. The legal realm seemed opaque and impersonal.
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Health Insurance's Fight Club Rules

"The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club." I said this the first time I came to work with bruises on my face.
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Remembering History's Evils

I spent some time this summer visiting my parents in Taos, NM, and while doing all the touristy things there, I couldn't help but encounter stories of the history of the place that truly made me th
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The Notorious I.B.G.

The New York Times
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Bible Translation Debates: The Challenge of Changing Language

Have you ever noticed how every day language is used to manipulate and shape rather than describe reality? Here is one example.
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Big Food vs. Big Health Care

In his September 9 New York Times article, "Big Food vs.
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