The Common Good

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Hot, Humid, and Green Summer Ideas

"So what are you up to this summer?" seems to be the question du jour. With the calendar about to flip into June everyone seems antsy for a summer plan.
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Poisoned Sea, Impoverished Soul: A Litany of Lament Over a Despoiled Ocean

In the beginning, darkness covered the face of the deep. Then the Breath of Heaven swept across the waters, blessing the sea with all manner of creatures.
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What Rand Paul and I Have in Common

I'm not a college student anymore, but Dr. Rand Paul just gave me some homework.
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Tragic Stats and Beacons of Hope in Zimbabwe

During my recent visit to Zimbabwe, a headline caught my eye: "Worst Exam Results Ever!" The pass rate was 27% for national examinations held at the end of primary school (after seven years of scho
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Drugs, Guns, and Immigration: An Unholy Trinity of Failed Policy

The reports out of Juarez, Mexico, are depressing, doubly so for me.
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Climate of Change: Global Grassroots Environmental Success Stories

In Climate of Change, director Brian Hill tells the story of how ordinary people from around the world are taking action steps to save the environment.
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Civility and a Hermeneutic of Generosity

We live in an increasingly partisan world. This is not news. But it's the news "business," in many ways, that has made it so.
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Growing Where We're Planted

To make a difference for good in this world a person has to have a sense of place. But few of us have such a sense. We are a people on the move.
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A Matter of Integrity: Richard Blumenthal's Vietnam Controversy

Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut attorney general and Senate candidate, got himself into hot water last week when news accoun
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BP's Betrayal of Its 'Beyond Petroleum' Branding

As BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico worsens by the day, the world's eyes are on the
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