The Common Good

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Adam Smith Meets the Rich Young Ruler: Health Care and the Common Good

For more than sixty years American presidents have tried to reform our health-care system, to no avail.
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Love Casts Out Fear, Not Immigrants

What is at the core of the immigration issue? What is the driving force of the debate? I say it is fear.
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'Faith for People Who Don't Like Religion': Interview with Frank Schaeffer

In my ongoing quest to find a third way between the extremes espoused by the Religious Right and their secular counterparts, I came across the Frank Schaeffer's latest book
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Dan Brown's Lost Symbol and the Lure of Secret Knowledge

Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code and of Angels and Demons, has a new book out
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The 'Other' Chicago: A New Tale of Two Cities

It has been over a week since the news story broke of the deadly beating of 16 year old Derrion Albert on Chicago's South
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A Nobel Prayer

I got the first call at 6:30 a.m.
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Surprises in Zimbabwe

My brief visit to Zimbabwe had a few surprises, such as availability of basic foodstuffs instead of empty shelves in supermarkets.
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What Does Big Government Have to do with Jesus?

"I'm here to stand up for Jesus," said the anti-health reform protester to a CNN correspondent. "Government is getting too big."
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Speculating on Obama's Peace Prize Perspective

I can't read the guy's mind, of course, but after the initial, natural response of "Yeah, I got it goin' on," I'm thinking this is what President Obama must've really been thinking upon he
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