Monthly Archives: May 2013

Politics & Pizza: Everybody Counts. Everybody Matters

Thursday night I drove to a town hall-pizza dinner gathering sponsored by my congressman, Keith Ellison, co-chair of the Democratic Progressive Caucus. The drive during rush-hour traffic to the local Broadway Pizza restaurant reminded me of the diverse, yet heavily … Continue reading

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The Common Good, The Planet, and Humankind

Sojourners editor Jim Wallis’ newest book On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned About Serving The Common Good examines the deepest problems we now face. The “common good” can serve as a way out of our environmental, social and political ills, if we re-examine this ancient idea. Continue reading

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An Attorney For The Damned

In the first “Gilded Age” in American history, one lawyer stood up to fight for the people. Known as the “attorney for the damned,” Clarence Darrow built a reputation for himself as a friend of labor and of the downtrodden. His oratory and his philosophy made him known to millions. Find out more about this complex and controversial man, who is our May Progressive Profile. Continue reading

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