The Common Good

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Prepared to Die, but Not to Kill

I recently received a reply or two on my last blog post, regarding Sgt.
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Genocide, Not War, Is the Problem in Darfur

The outgoing commander of the U.N./African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur has garnered much press by saying, on his way out of the door, that "I would not say there is a war going on in Darfur.
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Sex Trafficking: Rescuing the Other Jaycee Dugards

I, along with the rest of the nation, have watched in horror this past week as the details of the J
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A Health Insurance Industry Whistle-Blower and a Call for Christian Accountability

Wendell Potter worked for 15 years as the head of public relations for CIGNA, one of the largest health insurance companies in the U.S.
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46 Years and Counting: What Happened to the Dream?

Forty-six years ago, on Aug. 28, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood and gave the "I Have a Dream" speech [full video below]. And even this sentence reveals one of the fundamental struggles that continues in our nation.
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Video: Health-Care Hermeneutics with Jon Stewart

I need to find something to do until Sept. 13 or thereabouts. The Daily Show is on a three-week vacation until then. (Anyone have a good home remedy for the Stewart Shakes?) I kid.
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Remember 9/11, Lament Violence, Invest in Peace

As we remember the eighth anniversary of the Sept.
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Honduran Coup Government Showing Sensitivity to U.S. Pressure -- More is Needed

While the United States remains focused on health-care reform and back-to-school activities, the impact of the Honduras coup in June continues, much out of the popular media.
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I'm Awake at 3 a.m. because My Ribs are Hurting

For 25 years I have been a member of a private health insurance plan that seemed to be meeting my needs. My problems were routine, and so were their responses.
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