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New Hampshire GOP hate merchant (aka legislator) tags bishop as ‘pedophile pimp’

As a practicing Catholic, I excoriate Mr. Bettencourt for his disgraceful attempt to change focus by intentionally exploiting and churning up convenient negative public sentiment regarding a tragic scandal to assassinate the character of an opponent–hardly behavior one can accurately describe as Christ-like Continue reading

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1 in 9 Americans Need Food Stamps

WASHINGTON-  Since its genesis in the 1960’s, America’s food stamp program has helped millions.  Once a recipient, I can attest both to the benefits of Food Stamps as well as the stigma attached to using them, the rolled eyes, impatient … Continue reading

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Obamanomics v. Reaganomics: Robert Reich

Mike Schaefer pointed me to a report that ran on American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report. http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/03/04/reich/ Robert Reich  provides a nice comparative analysis of the two approaches, explains why Reaganomics was a dismal failure and why Obama’s approach appears … Continue reading

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Homeless Kids in USA: 1 in 50

The Associated Press reports that 1 in 50 children in America is or has been homeless. A report released today by the National Center on Family Homelessness,cites data from 2005-2006, and fails to consider the broad impact of our current foreclosure and mortgage crises. Continue reading

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CSPAN: Tavis Smiley’s “State of the Black Union” 2009

Yesterday I saw part of C-SPAN’s coverage of radio and TV personality Tavis Smiley’s panel discussion on the “State of the Black Union,” and it id didn’t disappoint. Featuring a well-selected panel of experts, the exchange was spirited and detailed. Continue reading

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UPDATE: Living Hope Tabernacle Still Getting Evicted

BREAKING NEWS: Living Hope Tabernacle, Columbus, IN–Eviction is ON! I wrote February 2 about Living Hope Tabernacle, in Columbus, IN,  a church that faced eviction in part for opening its doors to the homeless. I noticed a spike in traffic … Continue reading

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Stimulus Package Contains Potentially Deadly Medicine

According to Betsy McCaughey in a commentary for Bloomberg.com, former HHS Secretary nominee Tom Daschle leaves behind a questionable legacy in the form of “under the radar” health care reforms he slipped into the Stimulus Package that measure individual treatment … Continue reading

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Indiana Church May be Closed for Helping Homeless

Columbus, Indiana: In mid-winter, with the hawk biting down hard, the milk of human kindness appears to be curdling in the Midwest. Living Hope Tabernacle faces eviction after opening its doors to the homeless to provide pews on which those … Continue reading

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Race In America: Dancing Madly Backwards on a Sea of Hate

It appears, though that as ready as we seem to be to elect an African-American Commander-in-Chief, America’s seamy underbelly, which dwells in deep crevices of our society, is not. In fact, its belligerence and audacity seem to be on the rise. Continue reading

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Former Ohio Faith-Based Programs Head Busted on Morals Charges

Times are tough, according to Robert Eric McFadden, former director of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, who on Jan 14th,  was cited for seven counts related to prostitution, including alleged online promotion  a 17-year-old. McFadden, … Continue reading

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