The Common Good

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Sojourners' Health-Care Truth-Telling Campaign: Now Targeting Advertisers

Members of Sojourners' action alert list have received the first three messages of a week-long campaign on truth-telling in the health-care debate.
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Health-Care Bankruptcies Hurt All of Us

A bankruptcy office was not on my dream list of places to work after college. The legal realm seemed opaque and impersonal.
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Health Insurance's Fight Club Rules

"The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club." I said this the first time I came to work with bruises on my face.
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Remembering History's Evils

I spent some time this summer visiting my parents in Taos, NM, and while doing all the touristy things there, I couldn't help but encounter stories of the history of the place that truly made me th
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The Notorious I.B.G.

The New York Times
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Bible Translation Debates: The Challenge of Changing Language

Have you ever noticed how every day language is used to manipulate and shape rather than describe reality? Here is one example.
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Big Food vs. Big Health Care

In his September 9 New York Times article, "Big Food vs.
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Feeding the Hungry: Remembering Norman Borlaug

My church started a community garden this summer. Our tomatoes, beans, and greens now grace the shelves of our food bank.
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One Nation, Underprivileged: Analyzing the Game Instead of the Players

If life were a game, it could be said that we like to analyze the players (the winners and the losers) of the game, rather than the game itself.
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Consequences of the Recession

Did you see it? It wasn't the leading story in The New York Times, The Washington Post, or most other daily newspapers.
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