Claire Lorentzen 09-20-2010
It is the highest number America has ever seen: 43.6 million people are living in poverty in the United States, the wealthiest country in the world.
Elizabeth Palmberg 08-05-2010
Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words.
Onleilove Alston 06-10-2010

Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory.

LaVonne Neff 03-22-2010

Whew. The health-care bill passed. It isn't the complete overhaul we need, but at least it's a start.

Jim Wallis 02-26-2010

Did you watch any of the health-care summit yesterday in Washington? Guess what? The Republicans and Democrats are divided and likely can't find any common ground.

Bryan Farrell 02-25-2010
On the one hand, as a new CNN poll shows, 11 percent of Americans i
LaVonne Neff 02-15-2010

In January last year, Mr. Neff and I began a Lenten experiment. We wanted to see if we could eat adequate amounts of tasty and nutritious food on a food-stamp budget. We also wanted to see what we might learn from the attempt. I recorded the experiment in fifty almost-daily posts on my blog, Lively Dust.

President Obama has scheduled a bipartisan meeting on health-care reform that will be nationally televised live on Feb. 25.

Jim Wallis 01-28-2010
After one tumultuous year in office, President Barack Obama used his first State of the Union address
Jeannie Choi 01-27-2010

Francis S. Collins has long been known in the science world for his leadership of the Human Genome Project, an ambitious 13-year joint endeavor by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Energy to identify all of the approximately 20,000 to 25,000 genes in human DNA.

Liane Rozzell 01-22-2010
Imagine a prison where an inmate asks to stay an extra two weeks beyond his release date.
LaVonne Neff 01-19-2010

Over my working life, I have seen investments inflate. I have also seen prices inflate. And even though, on the whole, investments inflated more than prices, I have seen something more ominous: I have seen expectations inflate.