The Common Good

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Labor Day Weekend Ironies: What Do Child Labor and S'mores Have in Common?

Last Monday, our family, like millions of other Americans, sat in holiday weekend traffic to get back home after an extra day away.
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Human Trafficking and the Average Joe

So a friend of mine, Shelton Green, has started an organization to help fight human trafficking -- What's Your Response.
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'We Are Defined as a Nation by How We Treat Those Who Have Chosen to Hurt Us'

The decision by Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill to release on compassionate grounds the convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi has been ferociously and strongly condemned i
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Obama's Health-Care Speech: Hope Over Fear

In his speech last evening, President Barack Obama made the commitments that a broad coalition in the fait
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New Poverty Numbers, Old Poverty Definitions

Numbers released today from the U.S. Census Bureau confirmed what has become widely apparent: more people are living in poverty because of the economic recession. It's tragic but obvious.
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Poverty: Looking at Why Instead of Who

For many Americans, our current housing crisis, banking meltdown, and global recession are increasing the risk of falling into poverty.
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Want to End Poverty? Focus on Women and Girls

Promoting gender equality is crucial to combating global poverty, a point Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn make in their new book,
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Hope is a Verb

I was too young to remember President John F. Kennedy. My mother worked on his campaign and hauled her baby (me) along with her to pass out literature.
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Truth and Reconciliation in Zimbabwe?

Last week the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) pledged to support the program on national healing in Zimbabwe.
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