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Howard Zinn's Last Advice to Me (and America): 'Independence from the Military-Corporation'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Tuesday morning -- just two days ago -- I wrote to half a dozen leaders of progressive thought and action in America, each separately, the letter that follows. Tuesday ...

Offensive Medicine
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The new year is dawning brightly—usually too brightly, depending on how late you stayed up on New Year’s Eve—and it is fille ...

Cheerful Books for the Bleak Midwinter
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/080508925X?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=080508925X" onblur="t ...

Trouble in the Garden of Liberty
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. While purchasing a slingshot recently, I began to wonder what message this might be sending to my credit card company, a bus ...

Why Are We Working on Columbus Day?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<em>Every year on Columbus Day, the Sojourners team gathers around bagels, juice, and coffee to listen to our resident humorist and art director, Ed Spivey Jr., read an essay about Christopher Colu ...

Video: Colbert on Conservapedia's Bible Translation Project
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Some fun for your Friday: Stephen Colbert, "a huge fan of the Bible," offers a conservative update of Matthew 5:5,</p> Some fun for your Friday: Stephen Colbert, & ...

Bombing the Moon? Really?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

There's a joke that re-surfaces in Indian country every so often. There's a joke that re-surfaces in Indian country every so often. It goes like this: When NASA was prep ...

The Coen Brothers Get 'Serious'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Recenly, I had a bad day. Epically bad.</p> <p>I ran out of cash.</p> <p>I lost my credit card.</p> <p>I missed my flight.</p> ...

Video: Fake Newspaper Prints Real News on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>On Monday, millions of people received a "special edition" of The New York Post that told the truth: <a href="http://nypost-se.com/todays-paper/">"We're Screwed< ...

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: A Visual Feast with a Side of Social Commentary
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I have to admit, I wasn't expecting much when I first took my seat in the theater to preview Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a 3-D animated comedy based on the popular <a href="http:// ...

Caught With Their Family Values Down
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. This month’s cover story is about sex, and there is nothing I can add to the topic that would not violate the rules of my pa ...

Pet Salvation?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jeannie Choi Real Product WITH ALL THE di ...

Video: Health-Care Hermeneutics with Jon Stewart
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I need to find something to do until Sept. 13 or thereabouts. The Daily Show is on a three-week vacation until then. (Anyone have a good home remedy for the Stewart Shakes?) I kid.</p> ...

Was it Torture, or Value-Added Questioning?
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 4:07pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. With all the mixed signals we’ve been getting these days about the use of torture, it’s hard to know what to believe. ...

Real Product
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jeannie Choi Need Holy Backup? Spanish pr ...

The Unkindest Cut
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. This is my first column in our bold new magazine design, which was created to bring state-of-the-art publishing innovations ...

The Truth Smirks
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, speaks truth to power with silliness, outrage, and a whole lotta lau ...

My Interview with Jon Stewart
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/magazine"></a>"A joyful heart is good medicine," the scriptures say in Proverbs 17:22. Laughter truly is good for the soul, and quite poss ...

Sojourners Magazine Awards
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<em>Sojourners</em> magazine received many honors at the joint annual conventions of the <a title="http://www.epassoc.org/" href="http://www.epassoc.org/">Evangelical Pre ...

On Obama's Short List
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I hold in my hand a printout of the e-mail I just received from Barack Obama. I hold in my hand ...

M2EP Live: Assembling AIDS kits
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Okay, I'm going to try to NOT make this a commercial for World Vision, but their international work against the spread of AIDS just ROCKS! Okay, I'm going to try to NOT ...

M2EP Live: Final Day of the Conference (and There's Free Coffee!!)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Vincent Harding gave a powerful reflection this morning on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Vincent Harding gave a powerful reflection this morning on the legacy of Dr. Ma ...

M2EP LIVE: Just Back From Capitol Hill
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Dateline: Our Nation's Capitol -- Dateline: Our Nation's Capitol -- Since my delegation left without me, or, more accurately, did not pause when I stopped to buy gum - ...

M2EP LIVE: Taking on the Powers (kind of)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

This is the day. The day that the entrenched powers on Capitol Hill come face to face with the horde of advocates from the Mobilization Against Poverty. This is the day. The day t ...

M2EP Live: We're on the Inside
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

This is the first event in Sojourners history where the White House has had a role, any role, aside from the one where they call the local police and ask them to remove us from the sidewalks. ...

M2EP Live: First blog
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

This is my first blog, so bear with me if I get it wrong. With a blog you only have 140 characters to convey your message and ... no ... that's a twitter, I think, from people who twit. ...

The Rush Limbaugh April Fools' Response
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

April 1 was quite the roller coaster for me. First of all, I'm already in a good mood because it's my sister's birthday (no kidding). April 1 was quite the roller c ...

Video: Rush Limbaugh to Speak at Sojourners' Mobilization to End Poverty
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/04/01/rush-limbaugh-to-speak-at-sojourners-mobilization-to-end-poverty/#rush_video"></a>In an inspiring display of bipartisan bridge-building, ...

Sider Declares End of 'Steroid Era' in Progressive Christianity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Speaking for the first time about the results of his months-long investigation into the progressive Christian movement, Dr. Ron Sider revealed that the use of performance-enhancing drugs among promine ...

After Jailhouse Conversion, Madoff to Join Ministry of Televangelist Kenneth Copeland
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>While awaiting sentencing for defrauding investors with a $65 billion Ponzi scheme, Bernard Madoff has undergone what friends and family are describing as a jailhouse conversion that has given him new ...

Report: Nobody Cares Anymore When Joe Biden Says Something Crazy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>WASHINGTON-A new report issued this week from the Pew Research Center finds that no one really cares anymore when Vice President Joe Biden says something completely insane.</p> ...

Obama Presents Global Economic Recovery Plan to a Resistant G-20 While Holding Adorable Puppy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>In the face of international resistance to the U.S. role in resolving the global economic crisis, President Barack Obama raised his arts of persuasive communication to new heights, delivering his late ...

It's the Simple Things
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. With the nation facing fiscal uncertainty (actually, complete and absolute certainty—just like the in­evi­table wedgie I got ...

An Innocent in the Land of Facebook
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Being the trusting sort, I clicked on the link. Life is different now. It started innocently eno ...

Space, the Final Cost Overrun
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The International Space Station is a cramped scientific laboratory orbiting in an environment where temperatures on a good d ...

Good Medicine
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dave Gradwell I enjoyed Ed Spivey Jr.’s dry sense of humor in his video about the economy (“It’s All His Fault,” December 2008 Web Extras) ...

This Is Not About the Economy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Made you look. Anyway, the world economy continues to spin downward despite my previous column on the subject, which was int ...

It's All His Fault
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The following is an excerpt from economic philosopher Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations treatise, one of the driving intellectu ...

Decision 2008
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Editor’s Note: Okay, Ed, the lawyer has finished looking through your column to make sure it’s totally nonpartisan and that ...

Real Product: Manicured Ministry
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Vaughan Rose Marie Berger We don’t think the good ...

Investing for the Future
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Here at Sojourners, we neither toil nor spin. The economy, as you may remember from last month, ...

How About That Economy?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Worried about your financial future? Have a Life Saver. While Congress debates President Bush’s ...

Best Product
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Vaughan Rose Marie Berger Teach Your Children Well ...

Laugh Lines
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Graham Jeanne Lambert I's late at night. I walk in the door after a meeting an ...

God Bless C-SPAN
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The voice of the people. Even the crazy ones. (Columns, Humor, Jubilee 2000, Media, H'ru ...

The Gospel of Great News!
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The Prosperity Gospel lets us have our cake and eat it, too. Also cookies. And donuts. How was ...

What Would Dilbert Do?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum White-collar life in the information age. One day when my oldest son was about 12 years ol ...

Playing in Public
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Edward R. Schreiber I just read Ed Spivey Jr.’s piece about his first public recital (“Seriously, Is This What Hell is Like? December 200 ...

Seriously, Is This What Hell Is Like?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Someone foolishly suggested I should actually play in public. After less than a year of violin ...

Ride the Curl
Originally Posted: 03/15/2011 - 10:04am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Alexis Vaughan Ride the Curl Jesus is cool again! He rides a motorcyc ...