The Common Good

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Mugabe's Unilateralism Obstructs Power-Sharing in Zimbabwe

Last week, Robert Mugabe unilaterally appointed his own ministers to all key positions.
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Seeing Immigration Through Biblical Spectacles

About 20 years ago, Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon wrote a book provocatively titled Resident Aliens.
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Party for Your Right to Fight Poverty

This week, a number of "awareness days" fall on the calendar-October 16 was World Food Day, today is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, October 17-19 are the Millenium Development Gr
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What New Monastics Can Learn from History (Part 2)

[continued from part 1] Out of a general respect for anyone who seeks to serve the inner city (I grew up in the housing projects of Brook
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History Won't Wash Away Torture's Shame

According to a recent article in The Washington Post, the Bush administratio
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Put the 'Labor' Back in Secretary of Labor (Our Secretary of Labor is M.I.A., Part 2)

[continued from part 1] Regardless of who wins the presidential election, we need a secretary of labor who thinks and acts like Frances Perkins.
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The Sad Truth about the Surge

In a recent conversation I had about the coming election, a friend reiterated the campaign rhetoric that the "surge" in Iraq has worked, and that Barack Obama ought to admit that John McCain was ri
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A New Conversation on Abortion

In last evening's presidential debate, the first steps were taken toward a new national conversation about abortion. For too many years, the old one hadn't changed very much.
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Lewis and McCain: When Heroes Collide

John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, after his plane was shot down over Hanoi in Vietnam, an injured McCain parachuted into a lake.
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