The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Eat That

I went to the grocery store at midnight the other night. Is it just me or are the lights at the grocery story brighter at midnight?
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Liberty in North Korea

It's been more than a week since journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee returned to American soil, and the entire world is waiting on baited breath to hear their stories.
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In the Culture War, Justice Loses

A few days ago, radical Muslims in Pakistan began terrorizing the Christian minority in the town of Gojra.
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Christian Hospitality in Phnom Penh

A handful of Christians living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, are making use of the age-old nonviolent practice of hospitality to 60 community representatives who suffer constant threats and intimidation as they work to protect land, fisheries, forests, and waterways from development projects (see
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Put Down the Bottle

I'm not a complete locavore purist, at least not yet. I do eat things shipped from the other side of the world, such as ginger, or (fair trade) chocolate. But water?
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Health-Care Reform: Check the Facts

If you have paid attention to the health-care reform debate at all, you know that there is a lot of bad information out there.
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A 'Truth-telling' Ministry for People of Faith

Every so often, the issues at stake in the public debate become so clear and compelling, so alarming and disconcerting -- or both at the same time -- that I feel a need to speak out in a more perso
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More Than Beer-Bottle Diplomacy

It has now been a couple of weeks since President Obama convened what was infamously dubbed the "Beer Summit." You know the story by n
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With the Health-Care Debate, Let's Begin with Honesty

"Has he been pre-authorized? Because if the test hasn't been, it may not be covered and you may be caught with the bill as my husband and I learned." Her jagged words hit me like a political ad.
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