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Bono was in town the other night and had a small thank-you party for friends and allies to celebrate some successes in Africa with regard to poverty, AIDS, and other pandemic diseases. Joy and I went along, and it was […]

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As expected, President Bush yesterday vetoed legislation that would expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). At our religious leaders’ news conference on Tuesday, I spoke of the issues at stake here. Jesus made healing a principal sign of […]

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The Kingdom opens with a striking historical montage, depicting the roots of Saudi Arabia and why this country means so much to the U.S. We’re soon plunged into a horrific attack, viewing the killing of whole American families and the […]

Yesterday Jim stood with a group of religious leaders to challenge President Bush’s promised veto of a bill to expand health coverage for children. He told some of the story of Bush’s early days in office that he told here […]

With all the fuss around Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent visit to New York, you’d think that he had political power, command of the military, or at least strong popular support in his homeland. Actually, he has none of the above, as […]

With James Dobson and major conservative evangelical leaders threatening to bolt the Republican Party if Rudy Giuliani is nominated for president, conventional wisdom about God and politics has been turned on its head. For the last 25 years, conservative evangelicals […]

International solidarity and support for the Burmese democracy movement is growing, as evidenced in the imposition of new economic sanctions against the military regime. The European Union and the U.S. government have announced additional measures to isolate the dictators. The […]

Over the weekend, conservative Republican leaders began to “spin” President Bush’s expected veto of children’s heath insurance (SCHIP). They said it would cover children in families with incomes up to $83,000 per year. A Washington Post op-ed points out that […]

Suddenly the media was reporting that thousands of protesters were marching in Rangoon, Burma (or Yangon, Myanmar, as it is officially called since the governing military junta renamed it in 1990). And the front ranks were led by Buddhist monks […]

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