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Stopping the Next Food Crisis

Imagine a world in which Wall Street decided that vaccines were a good investment -- not pharmaceutical companies, but doses of medicine themselves. Speculators might start hoarding a mixed portfolio of polio, tetanus, and swine flu vaccines in a refrigerated warehouse.
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Domestic Surveillance: FBI Spies on Catholic Workers

Since I moved into Casa Maria Catholic Worker in 1999, my work has focused around hospitality for the homeless.
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Feed Her a Line: Bridging the Gender Digital Divide

On a short trip to Jordan in 2001, I remember my amazement when tent-dwelling Bedouins taught me about text messaging.
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Honor Roll: Senator Andrew Maynard and Republican Challenger Stuart Norman

[Editor's Note: Welcome to Sojourner's Truth and Civility Election Watch Honor Roll. This post is part of a series of submissions from our constituents that highlight organizations and individuals engaging in positive, honest discourse.]
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Moral Agency and Selective Conscientious Objection

This is the third installment of a series Logan Mehl-Laituri is writing for God's Politics focusing on selective conscientious objection.
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Things Worth Remembering from the Rally to Restore Sanity

On my way back to Pennsylvania after attending Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity in Washington, D.C. last Saturday, I couldn't get one sign out of my head which read, "It's too bad we even need a rally to restore SANITY."
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Jon Stewart's Misguided Rally to Restore Sanity

While I regularly watch The Daily Show and think its political satire is second to none, the Rally to Restore Sanity that was held on the Mall in Washington, D.C.
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Friday Links Round Up: Van Gogh. SF Giants. All Saints' Day

Van Gogh. SF Giants. All Saints' Day. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week.
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Stanley Hauerwas on Glenn Beck and More

What do Cornel West, Rita Nakashima Brock, Carol Rose, and Onleilove Alston have in common?
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A Hymn for Economic Justice: 'Zacchaeus was a Tax Man'

Many people grew up enjoying the song, "Zacchaeus was a wee little man," celebrating this beloved story of Jesus and a tax collector.
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