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Jarrod McKenna 12-08-2009

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This is analogous to the indulgences that the Catholic Church sold in the middle ages. The bishops collected lots of money and the sinners got redemption. Both parties liked that arrangement despite its absurdity. That is exactly what's happening...

Hayley Hathaway 12-07-2009

Liberia is the most recent country to fall into the talons of a "vulture fund." Last week, British courts ruled that Liberia has to pay $20 million to two vulture funds, Wall Capital Ltd. and Hamsah Investments, for a debt that dates back to 1978.

Charles Gutenson 11-25-2009
Well, they were all brought to you be political progressives, they were all opposed by political conservatives, and they all are now viewed as fundamental presuppositions of a healthy society by vi
Julie Clawson 11-23-2009

I've gotten used to popular TV shows going the after-school special route and highlighting some issue or another. Granted, it boosts their ratings, but it also brings attention to issues that need attention.

Soong-Chan Rah 11-20-2009
Mike Foster, Jud Wilhite, and Zondervan acted in a decisive manner yesterday. Zondervan issued a statement that boldly declared their intention to pull the book off the shelves.
Sheldon Good 11-18-2009

091118-biden-daily-showJoe Biden admitted last night on The Daily Show that the billions of dollars we've spent on big bank bailouts is "socialism for the rich, and capitalism for the poor." No kidding. There's been much consternation related to the bailout of Wall Street. And even though ...

Elizabeth Palmberg 11-18-2009
The World Summit on Food Security ended today in Rome, with words about cutting hunger, but no real progress on one of hunger's key causes: specula
Margaret Benefiel 11-03-2009
Thousands of protesters converged on Chicago last week to demand banking reform, challenging bankers gathered
Adam White 11-02-2009
In spring of 2008, my boss, hedge fund manager Mike Masters, and I were studying the effects that investors were having on commodity prices.
Megan Grove 10-22-2009

Romeo Ramirez knows a thing or two about abuse. Ramirez became a spokesperson for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) in the mid '90s after witnessing a fellow worker being beaten for taking a water break.

10-13-2009
It has been over a week since the news story broke of the deadly beating of 16 year old Derrion Albert on Chicago's South
I have a neighbor who has a little maxim he uses to explain much of what he sees on the news or reads about in the local paper.
Ernesto Tinajero 10-02-2009
Jesus is a healer -- of body, spirit, and heart. He also called Christians to be peacemakers and healers.
In the nuclear security business, it's a good day when nothing goes wrong. It's a great day when something goes right.
Rachel Anderson 09-21-2009
The economic crisis that started last fall and was remembered last week brought to light a lot of things: the vulnerability of
John Gehring 07-31-2009
When the United States and the Soviet Union stared into the abyss of nuclear Armageddon during the Cold War, filmmaker Stanley Kubrick began reading obscure journals like the Bulletin of the At
People of faith can celebrate today as the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour.

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