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Kal Penn: Enough with the Cynicism and Disappointment, Time to Re-engage!

[caption id="attachment_34241" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Kal Penn speaks at a Democratic rally at University of Southern California, October 2010.
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A Six-Point Summary of What the New Health-Care Law Should Accomplish Now (and Some Other Details)

On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the most comprehensive health reform legislation in decades.
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This One's for Isaiah

I get asked often how I can stay in the crazy business of trying to change and shape public policy.
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Health Care: Swiss Solidarity and the Scandalous 5%

Whew. The health-care bill passed. It isn't the complete overhaul we need, but at least it's a start.
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A Flawed Step Forward on Health-Care Reform

We all know how much the media love conflict, and they have fallen in love with the health-care debate. Yesterday's New York Times story on the final House vote expected this weekend simply said, "Showdown Near." That says it all about the gunfight at the O.K.
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America's Pervasive Pattern of Race-Based Medical Disparities

Our country has a long history of underserving and mistreating African-Americans and other marginalized groups.
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Health Care: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

The following is a memo Jim Wallis has provided to leaders throughout the nation concerning the ongoing issue of abortion within the health care reform debate and the need to find common ground
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Health Care, Immigrants, and the Character of our Country

With an issue like health, deeply personal, but of great public concern, the faith community has a unique and important role to play -- to define and raise the moral issues beneath the policy debat
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We Must Act on Health Care

As a nation, we are engaged in making decisions about our health care that will impact our families and communities for generations to come.
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