The Common Good

Weekly Wrap 4.25.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. How Some Christian Colleges Are Getting Around the Federal Laws That Help Address Campus Rape
From the report: The Clery Act, which requires college campuses to collect and report incidents of sexual assault on campus, does not apply to colleges that do not receive certain types of federal funding. What does that mean for victims on those campuses?

2. WATCH: Jon Stewart Call Out Media Sexism in 'The Broads Must Be Crazy'
Jon Stewart highlights the double-standard treatment given to female politicians in the media, referring specifically to Hillary Clinton's latest role: grandmother — like no other politician in the history of ever has had children who have then had children. Related: "How to Be Less Stupid About Hillary Clinton's Future Grandchild"

3. Evangelical Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe Named One of Time's Most Influential People
Written by actor Don Cheadle, who joined Hayhoe in the Showtime film "Years of Living Dangerously: "It’s hard to be a good steward of the planet if you don’t accept the hard science behind what’s harming it, and it can be just as hard to take action to protect our world if you don’t love it as the rare gift it is."

4. WATCH: 'Unsung Hero' Thai Video Will Make Your Friday
"What does he get in return for doing this every day? He gets nothing. … What he does receive are emotions. … Receives what money can't buy and a world made more beautiful."

5. For the Children's Sake, Put Down the Smartphone
"We are behaving in ways that certainly tell children they don't matter, they're not interesting to us, they're not as compelling as anybody, anything, any ping that may interrupt our time with them."

6. Why South Sudan May Face the World's Worst Famine in Quarter Century
"The coming weeks could determine whether tens of thousands will die."

7. How Mississippi Businesses Are Fighting a New Anti-LGBT Discrimination Law
"Working with the LGBT rights group Equality Mississippi, Moore and other business owners designed stickers that say, 'We Don’t Discriminate: If You're Buying, We're Selling.'"

8. Cedarville University Shuts Down Dissenting Student Newspaper
Rachel Marie Stone reports on the latest in a string of conservative moves at the Ohio Christian college that has included restricting Bible classes taught by women to only female students.

9. John Boehner Mocks GOP on Immigration
Boehner: "We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems and it's remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don't want to. ... They'll take the path of least resistance."

10. Root of CAR Conflict Is a Legacy of Poverty, Not Religious Warfare
"[Enough Project's Kasper] Agger said the Séléka rebellion was sparked initially by poverty and lack of development in the northern part of the country. If the conflict is seen in religious terms, rather than as having its roots in poverty, he said, the frustrations of the Séléka will remain."

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