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150 Years Later, Time to 'Fix It'

(226) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 9:44 AM

As we walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7th, 1965, we knew that the road ahead was long and dangerous, as change never comes easy. But march on we did, knowing deep in our hearts that one day the murders of Jimmy Lee Jackson, James Reed, and Viola...

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The Battles Have Changed, but the Fight Remains the Same

(8) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 9:50 AM

Recently, our nation witnessed two events whose origins are widely separated in time, but nonetheless share relevance today: the long overdue dedication of the national memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the nationwide protests of the "Occupy" movement. We met to discuss both of the movements at the...

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Why Tuesday?

(9) Comments | Posted November 10, 2010 | 4:31 PM

Last week, American voters swept in a new crop of leaders, and once again brought change to Washington, DC. What has not changed, however, is the precariously low voter participation in our nation. This year barely more than 40 percent of eligible Americans voted, while more than a third of...

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Rebuilding Haiti With Public Purpose Capitalism

(5) Comments | Posted January 26, 2010 | 4:46 PM

The Obama Administration is to be congratulated for immediately committing food, doctors, military assistance and $100 million in aid for the people of Haiti following their devastating earthquake. Our country's swift response has been essential to saving lives and giving hope to the survivors. In the short term, grants have...

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