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Drugs, Guns, and Immigration: An Unholy Trinity of Failed Policy

The reports out of Juarez, Mexico, are depressing, doubly so for me.
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Climate of Change: Global Grassroots Environmental Success Stories

In Climate of Change, director Brian Hill tells the story of how ordinary people from around the world are taking action steps to save the environment.
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Civility and a Hermeneutic of Generosity

We live in an increasingly partisan world. This is not news. But it's the news "business," in many ways, that has made it so.
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Growing Where We're Planted

To make a difference for good in this world a person has to have a sense of place. But few of us have such a sense. We are a people on the move.
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A Matter of Integrity: Richard Blumenthal's Vietnam Controversy

Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut attorney general and Senate candidate, got himself into hot water last week when news accoun
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BP's Betrayal of Its 'Beyond Petroleum' Branding

As BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico worsens by the day, the world's eyes are on the
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Bill McKibben's Brave New Eaarth (No, That's Not a Typo)

A couple of weeks ago I read Paul Greenberg's excellent review, "Hot Planet, Cold Facts," of Bill McKibben's newest book,
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Further Reflections on the Biblical Ruth as an 'Illegal Immigrant'

In March, I wrote a piece praising the Biblical character Boaz for showing compassion to Ruth, w
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Video: Jim Wallis Talks About the Oil Spill with Chris Matthews

Jim Wallis is the author of Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street -- A Moral Compass for the New Economy, CEO of Sojourners and blogs at www.godspolitics.com.
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Child Care Cuts Force Parents Back on Welfare

With middle-class families mostly worrying about how they are surviving this Great Recession, and with the political leaders who want their votes aiming spins at them, there hasn't been much attent
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