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The Medicaid Card: A Useless Piece of Plastic?

The other day I saw a quote from The New York Ti
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Friday Links Round Up: Afghanistan. Geography Game. @jimwallis.

Afghanistan. Geography Game. @jimwallis. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:
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Why I am Joining the Fast: Global Hunger is Getting Worse

After my teenage granddaughter returned recently from a service experience in Uganda, sponsored by American Jewish World Service, she remarked that she would never again say she's "starving" on her
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Why I Do Not Support President Obama's Decision on Libya

Last evening, President Obama forcefully defended his decision to launch airstrikes against Libya in or
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A Grassroots Call to Tackle Corporate Tax Dodging

Across the United States, there is a new movement emerging to dramatize the immorality of corporate tax dodging in the face of drastic budget cuts.
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Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

On the morning of Saturday, March 25, 1911 more than 600 employees, mostly immigrant women, reported for work at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City.
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Give to Uncle Sam What is Uncle Sam's: Tax Season War Resistance

Imagine what would happen if a massive popular movement of ordinary Americans decided to voice their concern about military spending -- by withholding $10.40 from their 1040 tax forms this year?
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Protecting the EPA's Authority to Help Overcome Global Warming

As I discuss more fully in my book, Global Warming and the Risen LORD, in the United States we are behind in our effo
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Revisiting Rwanda: Finding the Truth After Genocide

In the documentary Earth Made of Glass, director Deborah Scranton weaves together the stories of Rwandan President
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In the Wake of Japan Disaster, Must We Accept Nuclear Power?

The U.S. Navy reported today that it had detected low levels of airborne radiation at the Yokosuka and Atsugi bases, about 200 miles to the north of the Japan's Fukushima nuclear reactors.
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