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Truth: Who Needs It?
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 7:23am | Type: Blog

How do we debate important issues when we don't share a common foundation of facts? NEW YORK — The view out my eighth-story apartment window rarely changes. Lights go off ...

Introducing Quick Read: Social. Justice. News.
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

For all of you who are unlucky enough to be chained to a computer, Blackberry (does anyone still use these?) smart-phone or are otherwise more electronically connected then you would like to be—we’ve got a spe ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 8, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/08/2012 - 7:41pm | Type: Blog

The Fray's Isaac Slade on life lessons from the president of Rwanda and Bono, who turns up in Timbuktu singing in French. (Really. We have video.)Who's your favorite on-screen Jesus? Why one author t ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

Vatican Meets OWS: 'The Economy Needs Ethics' Vatican Meets OWS: 'The Economy Needs Ethics' The Vatican today elaborated on Pope Benedict XVI's ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

Occupy America: A new great awakening Occupy America: A new great awakening Starting with Occupy Wall Street, protests have spread across the United States wit ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Fox News takes a poll on #OccupyWallStreet. ... Bet they weren't expecting this: Will Occupy Wall Street's spark reshape our politics? Fox News takes a poll on #Occu ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Helpful Links
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 7:53am | Type: Blog

We've compiled a list of links where you can learn more about the genesis of the #OccupyWallStreet movement. Quick recap Occupy Wall Street began on Septembe ...

Lord, Have Mercy: Suicide Bomber Kills 75 in Somalia
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 8:02am | Type: Blog

A truck bomb has killed at least 70 people in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, including a crowd of young students applying for scholarships to study abroad. This just in from A ...

BREAKING NEWS: R.E.M. Breaks Up (Requiem For My Youth)
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! It's the End of the World and We Know It. We're Losing Our Religion. Our Pilgrimage is OVER. NOOOOOO ...

Immigration Reform for Texas: Seeking a Winning Cocktail
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

One little known fact about Houston is that it was the only major city in the South to integrate nonviolently. One little known fact about Houston is that it was the only major ...

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I have gotten so used to stories of violence in the news every morning that I confess they don't move me as much as they should, or used to. I have gotten so used to stories ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Quran Burning. Troop Drawdown. War Tax Calculator.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong></em><em>: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our ...

Honor Roll: KION Central Coast News
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/truth-and-civility/" target="_blank"></a> [Editor's Note: Welcome to Sojourner's Truth and Civility Election Watch Honor Ro ...

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 ...

Out of the Media's Eye
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kaitlin Barker Going beyond the blind spots. Before I met a refugee family from Burma, I was mostly unaware of ...

All the News That Sells
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. As I sit at my desk thinking up innovative ideas for the coming decade—MacArthur Mediocrity Grants, AIG offices relocating t ...

How to Save Journalism
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Can a government-subsidized press save democracy? Thomas Jefferson famously wrote that giv ...

How to Keep Track of $20,000,000,000?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jeannie Choi "The Coalition Provisional Authority [in Iraq] fail ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Alexis Vaughan Color of Money. In 1974, the U.S. median black income ...