The Common Good

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Scary Hope: The Nuclear Cinema of Summer 2010

Back in the late '90s, when Y2K fears were running rampant, apocalyptic fantasies like Armageddon and End of Days burned up the box office.
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What Does Justice Look Like in Cambodia?

For the first time, a senior Khmer Rouge commander has been found guilty of crimes against humanity in Cambodi
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Americans With Disabilities and the Church

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark Americans With Disabilities Act, signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. It seems a bit strange when you think about.
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Shirley Sherrod: A Moral Giant

Shirley Sherrod is a moral giant compared to shameful media celebrities who wrongly accused her of racism.
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History is on the Side of the Immigrant

"What part of illegal don't you understand?"
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Friday Links Round-Up

Christian jerks. An oil spill in China. A chance to take action. Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:
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The Careful (and Necessary) Work of Journalism

This week, The Washington Post ran a three-part series on the top secret counterterrorism organizations and activities tha
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The Tea Summit We All Should Attend

The NAACP recently roared into the national spotlight when, during the organization's 101st Annual Convention, its delegates unanimously passed a
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A Hymn of Welcome for Immigrants: 'Abraham Journeyed to a New Country'

Throughout the Bible, we see stories of immigrants -- people called to settle in new lands and begin new lives for a variety
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How Heroes are Made: Remembering Nate Henn

Heroes are not made in the warm hallways of cul-de-sac safety. Nor are they made of black and white print from the critic's air-conditioned desk.
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