The Common Good

God's Politics

President Obama Cannot Please Everyone

Commentary on President Obama's response to the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico says that he has not been tough enough on BP, that he has not shown
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DC Catholic Charities: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

Few people expect their workplace benefits to be a casualty of the culture wars, but in Washington, DC, the battle over same-sex marriage hit local employees of Catholic Charities square in the poc
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Uganda's Transformation Must Start With Me

Since independence 47 years ago, Uganda has not experienced peace. Civil wars, coups, military regimes, you name it. People are getting fed up.
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What's in a Name? Living in a "Rule of Law" City

Last month, the mayor of Costa Mesa -- where I live -- proposed and passed a proclamation declaring our city a "Rule of Law" city. It is not that we were in total anarchy before May.
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10,000 Haitian Farmers March Against Monsanto

More than 10,000 farmers marched in Haiti last Friday, opposing a $4 million donation of hybrid seeds from the Monsanto Corporation that are being shipped with the support of the Haitian government
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An Oily, Slimy, Putrid Epiphany

Joanna Weiss asks the right question in a recent Boston Globe editorial:
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Outrage about Helen Thomas

Sometimes it feels like there's hardly enough outrage to go around. I started this post to condemn the recent, well, outrageous, words of Helen Thomas.
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Focusing World Cup Fever on South Africa's Fringe

I have committed my work, social action, and development endeavors to a social consciousness and awareness that propels a high standard of morality, ethics, and codes of conduct.
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Stop the Crippling of the Clean Air Act

The brazen chutzpah of Big Oil and Big Coal is amazing.
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We Must Respond to the Needs of the Gulf Coast

We are counting the days now: the 49th day of the oil spill, the 50th, the 51st. We now know more every day, too.
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