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Olivia Wilde

Entries by Olivia Wilde

Our Current Justice System Is Tearing Apart Families

(91) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 9:48 AM

Family is everything. I've always felt that way, but having a baby this year really drove that truism home.

Being a mother has reinforced and refined my thinking on many issues, including -- believe it or not -- our criminal justice system. That's why I'm supporting Proposition 47,...

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Baseball in the Time of Cholera

(33) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 10:27 AM

Since 2009, when I first started traveling to Haiti, I have had more than a few glimpses into the gruesome effects of poverty. The first time I walked through the halls of the general hospital in downtown Port au Prince, I stopped short of knocking into a cart of dead...

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Haiti: Moving On From Here

(2) Comments | Posted January 13, 2011 | 12:07 PM

It's been an extraordinary year in Haiti. On this, the one year anniversary of the earthquake, we find time to reflect on what has been and what's to come. Besides the pain and suffering there have been great moments of joy and hope. Yesterday, much of the media is focusing...

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Rebuilding Haiti: Helping One Child at a Time

(3) Comments | Posted August 10, 2010 | 11:41 AM

It has been more than six months since the earthquake in Haiti, and I still remember the moment when I heard what had happened. Sitting, stunned, on the set of "House," I felt my stomach plummet. How could I go on working? I knew that the hospitals and schools where...

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Educating Haiti's Young Survivors: The Moral and Practical Solution

(23) Comments | Posted May 5, 2010 | 9:34 AM

As the plane landed in Port au Prince, I pressed my face to the window and my heart thumped against my seat. The last time I stood on Haitian soil was in late December, 2009, a few weeks before what locals now gravely refer to as "the Thing." When I...

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