The Common Good

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Four Years after Katrina: Hope and Challenge on the Gulf Coast

This will be the first year congressional leaders and President Obama won't travel to the Gulf Coast to honor the anniversary of our nation's largest disaster.
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Science, Salvation, Slavery, and Equality: The Bible and Historic Reforms

Have you ever pondered the dangers of reading the Bible?
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A Doctor Makes Sense of the Health-Care Debate

As the debate over health-care reform heats up, conflicting claims from both sides make it increasingly difficult to sort out the issues and choose a position for which to advocate.
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Two Cheers for Danforth on Health Care and Sudan

Two great ideas from former Sen. John Danforth, an Episcopal priest and Republican from Missouri who served in the U.S. Senate for nearly two decades, are under fire.
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Republicans Want Health-Care Reform Too!

I'm a registered Republican. I didn't vote for Obama. I believe in free-market enterprise. I like smaller government. There, I said it. It's out!
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Zuma's Visit to Zimbabwe: Seeking 'Batho Pele'

There is a Sotho expression, batho pele -- meaning "putting people first" -- that one wishes could inform politics in Zimbabwe.
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Prepared to Die, but Not to Kill

I recently received a reply or two on my last blog post, regarding Sgt.
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Genocide, Not War, Is the Problem in Darfur

The outgoing commander of the U.N./African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur has garnered much press by saying, on his way out of the door, that "I would not say there is a war going on in Darfur.
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Sex Trafficking: Rescuing the Other Jaycee Dugards

I, along with the rest of the nation, have watched in horror this past week as the details of the J
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