The Common Good

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An Altar Call from Bill and Melinda Gates

Last week, my wife Joy and I were front and center when Bill and Melinda Gates launched their new Living Proof campaign in Washington, D.C.
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Gran Torino Revisited

I had starting writing this post last night, before receiving G
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Why Clint Eastwood Can be Trusted with Mandela (and Why Glenn Beck Can't be Trusted with MLK)

It's that time of year again -- you know, when Clint Eastwood releases a trailer for a movie that looks fascinating and completely different from the last thing he did, and your trio of reactions run something like this: 1) Hmmm, Clint's got a movie coming out -- didn't we just see 'Gran Torino' five minutes ago?
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Afghanistan: A Whole New Approach

We've all been watching carefully as the Obama administration tries to decide how to move forward on U.S. policy in Afghanistan.
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From Bethlehem: A Human Story

When it comes to Israel/Palestine, the human story often gets lost in the confusion of ideology and politics. Let me just highlight the story of one woman, a wife and mother named Isme. Prior to October 12, 2009, Isme lived in a small but tidy one-story house in the outskirts of Jerusalem.
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The Health-Care Roller Coaster Rolls On

We continue the roller coaster ride that we hope will end with universal or near universal coverage for health care in the United States.
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Exorcising the Demons of a Church's Racial Divide

On a sad but pivotal day in the late 1780s, several of the African American members of Philadelphia's St.
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More Heat than Light: Randall Terry's 'Burn in Hell' Protest

Sometimes the things you read are so outrageous that you simply sit at your desk, unclear how to respond.
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