The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

Why it's time to end the war in Afghanistan, and how to do it.
Counting the costs of Obama's 'good war.' A report from Afghanistan.
When the Taliban ruled, they prevented girls from going to school. Who's stopping them now?

Features

An American soldier ran from God to Iraq...but it wasn't far enough.
The affordable health-care act is already saving lives.
The median wealth of African-American women is 400 times less than their white counterparts. Policy expert Maya Rockeymoore tells us why that is, and what can be done.

Commentary

We can't avoid the tough questions on how to change the culture in which we all participate.
A technique for natural gas drilling threatens drinking water and the environment.
Finally, reparations for past federal mistreatment of American Indians and African-American farmers move forward.

Columns

It's time to end the war in Afghanistan.

We need to clear the polluted political air before we'll have a real chance to clear the actual atmosphere.

Society's challenges won't be resolved just by being civil in our public discourse.

It's official: WikiLeaks says she's the cutest.

Culture Watch

For nearly six decades, Mavis Staples has been bringing the gospel truth to song.
A review of Why Love Will Always Be A Poor Investment: Marriage and Consumer Culture, by Kurt Armsrong; foreward by Aiden Enns. Wipf & Stock.
Author Enuma Okoro talks about life and liturgy.
Reviews of 2010 films, and looking ahead to 2011.
American alienation is the real killer that stalks our past, and our present.
For nearly six decades, Mavis Staples has been bringing the gospel truth to song.
All the Way to Heaven: The Selected Letters of Dorothy Day, edited by Robert Ellsberg.

Departments

This time they are the ones cauth, though they try to close their eyes.
Reflect;ion on the Revisd Common Lectionary, Cycle A: Transfiguration, False Desire to LIfe, Can We Start Again, and High-Water Mark.