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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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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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