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Sen. Boxer's Successors Should Follow Her Example: Rage for Justice

Jamie Court | Posted 03.10.2015 | Home
Jamie Court

The announcement by Sen. Boxer, a true champion of the underdog, that she will not run for the Senate in 2016 will likely make a lot of other state officials rethink how they do their jobs. It's a lot like the moves you make playing musical chairs to make sure the music doesn't run out without you getting a seat.

Homeless Kids Lose a Mighty Advocate

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 12.16.2012 | Home
Kevin M. Ryan

She was the Mother Teresa of street children, a Holy tornado of determination and compassion. She lived and died every day with the successes and failures of our kids ... and she saw God in the tired faces of beautiful, forgotten kids.

Amish, OK. Catholics, No.

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

The Amish are exempt from the entire health care reform law. Yet, when the Catholic Church asks for a religious exemption from just one regulation issued under the law, the Administration balks.

Zafen: Redefining "Interest" in the Changing World of Microfinance

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

Microfinance has taken a beating lately for shifting far afield from its humanitarian origins. It's become a good idea gone bad. But all is not lost.

Zafèn Haitian Microfinance Effort Engages Haitians to Forge a New Future

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

Haitians like Jean-Patrick Lucien are one reason Zafèn, a new online microfinance program targeting small- and medium-sized businesses in Haiti, has ...