A few thoughts in the aftermath of the election: On Tuesday morning, I attended an Election Day prayer breakfast at a large African-American church. I had come into the day with a sense of excitement about the elections, knowing the tremendous responsibility and privilege I had as a citizen, and looking forward to being a […]
Events: On Tuesday we hosted a 350.org event, entitled Panel for the Planet. It was a great success, with attendees from across the political spectrum all supporting environmental responsibility. Dr. Fred Van Dyke, professor of biology at Wheaton College, was the keynote speaker, and discussed how politics could address the environmental issues facing us. Ben, […]
In late January 2010, following the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling—in which five justices came to the conclusion that “corporations and unions have the same First Amendment rights as individuals, which means that corporations and unions are free to spend unlimited amounts of money independently in elections”—I wrote a blog entitled “Whoever has the most […]
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News Greater access to anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) has helped to cut the death toll from HIV by more than 10% over the last five years. Research shows that climate is a major cause of conflict in Africa. The death toll in election-related violence in the Philippines rises to 46. Americans are split over Afghanistan. Politics […]