The Common Good

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The Obama Notre Dame Controversy

The University of Notre Dame recently announced that President Barack Obama will be its spring commencement speaker and that he will also be receiving an honorary doctorate of laws degree.
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Counting the Cost of Good and Bad Debt

While watching President Obama's press conference Tuesday evening, I was struck by a few things that are often forgotten in the criticism of his proposed budget.

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Diagnosing Our Economic Illness

Some might say that this is the worst possible time to have a Mobilization to End Poverty.
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What Makes Liberals and Conservatives Angry? Abortion Reduction

When both the Left and Right begin sharpening their knives, it means you are on to something.
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'Greek Moments' in South Africa and Zimbabwe

During my studies in theology, my colleagues and I jokingly referred to particularly difficult concepts or issues that we had a hard time understanding as "a Greek moment," or say "this is Greek t
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Obama and the G-20

Next week, leaders of the G-20, the 19 countries with the largest economies and the European Union, will meet in London.
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Consumerism and Producerism

In times of great chaos and stress, people need voices of inspiration.
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A Double Victory for Liberian Immigrants

Last week, President Obama signed an executive order granting a
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Sin Nombre: Immigrants as Sojourners

President Obama recently addressed the crying need for comprehensive immigration reform. He reminded us that we are a nation of immigrants.
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In Praise of Dimples

There are just a few days left to share your thoughts about eating, body image, and fa
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