The Morning News: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 | Sojourners

The Morning News: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011


CNN: Obama Channels Roosevelt's 'New Nationalism'
More than a century after Teddy Roosevelt's famous "New Nationalism" address, President Barack Obama sounded similar themes Tuesday in the same town in the Republican heartland of Kansas, delivering a populist speech that called for extending the payroll tax cut set to expire at the end of the year.
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THE HUFFINGTON POST: Occupy Wall Street: A Generation Of 20-Somethings Airs Its Grievances, Its Frustrations
Since graduating a year and a half ago from the Rhode Island School of Design, Nate Barchus hasn't shaken a nagging feeling: that he's aimless.
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CNN: 19 Killed When Bus Hits Afghanistan Mine
At least 19 people, including women and children, were killed when their bus hit a roadside mine in Afghanistan Wednesday, said Daud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the governor of Helmand province.
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CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS: 10 Reasons Why Cutting Poverty Is Good For Our Nation
While the millions of children and adults who live in poverty face real and immediate economic hardships, reducing the overall rate of poverty is a public good that will benefit Americans at every income level. Below are 10 reasons why cutting poverty is good for both individuals and the overall economic strength of the United States.
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THE WASHINGTON POST (ON FAITH): Occupy The Bible: Why Jesus Is Not A ‘Free-Marketer’ (OPINION)
You know #OccupyWallStreet is preoccupying the conservatives when Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council feels he has to make the convoluted argument that “Jesus was a free marketer, not an Occupier.”
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SLATE: The Progressive Consumption Tax
Growing income disparities, which are largely a consequence of market forces, have made it far more expensive for middle-income families to achieve many basic goals. The OWS movement has performed an invaluable service by helping to focus public attention on this problem.
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THE ATLANTIC: Occupy Big Business: The Sharing Economy's Quiet Revolution
In the shadow of the Great Recession and the Occupy Wall St. movement, ordinary people are re-negotiating their terms with big business. They want to spend less, do more, and solve problems together. They are the foundation of the new "sharing economy."
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