The Common Good

God's Politics

Wall Street, Repent!

We are all familiar with the famous pop culture image of a street evangelist holding up a sign reading, "Repent, for the end is near!" But repentance is actually a fundamental religious theme, and
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From Fear to Fact: U.S. Citizen Arrested for 'Driving While Latino' in Arizona

Certain moments in our nation's history have consistently opened the door for the least civil voices to enact evil through civil policy: think the institution of race-based U.S. slavery, the Indian removals, Jim Crow laws, legalized segregation, the federal protection of lynching mobs, and, don't forget, the Japanese internment camps, among others.
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Echoes of Arizona: Illinois Congressional Candidate Stopped and Searched for Driving-While-Looking-Latino

Early Saturday evening, three friends and I headed out to Chicago for dinner at a favorite restaurant in our old neighborhood (Pilsen).
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Goldman Sachs' Excremental Deals

They were described using the first word on George Carlin's list of the seven words you cannot say on television.
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What the Christian Coalition and the National Wildlife Federation Have in Common

What do the Christian Coalition and the National Wildlife Federation have in common? You might think, not much.
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Emissions: Planes vs. Volcanos

While the effects of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano have been devastating on Icelanders, I've been thinking that shutting down air travel for a week might have some upsides.
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My Green Hangover

Yikes. It has been a long month, and it is technically not over yet. Green jargon and advertising every place your eyes dare to settle.
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