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Paul Rogat Loeb's Soul of a Citizen:Living With Conviction in a Challenging Time became a classic guide to involvement with over 100,000 copies in print. In April 2010 St Martin's published a completely revised new edition, which is already in its fourth printing.HuffPo serialized weekly sections. Paul's book The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear, was named the #3 political book of 2004 by the History Channel and the American Book Association, won the Nautilus Award for best social change book,and continues to sell in its seventeenth printing. Paul is also the author of Generation at the Crossroads, Nuclear Culture, and Hope in Hard Times, and lectures at conferences and colleges nationwide.

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"Paul Loeb brings hope for a better world in a time when we so urgently need it."—Millard Fuller, founder, Habitat for Humanity

"The voices Loeb finds demonstrate that courage can be another name for love." —Alice Walker

"You are part of what's good about this world and I admire your work very much."—Bill Moyers

"Paul Loeb has been doing wonderfully patient work, exploring the American conscience from the inside. I regard Loeb as something of a national treasure." —Susan Sontag

"A lot of smart people who have some influence on the course of history will read and admire you--and learn from you."—Kurt Vonnegut

"I stayed up half the night reading Soul of a Citizen, finding it a beautiful and morally transcendent work that speaks in gentle words directly to the heart. The new edition is magnificent. "
— Jonathan Kozol

Entries by Paul Loeb

Nebraska nonpartisan US Senate Guide Deb Fischer vs Bob Kerrey

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 4:43 PM

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Deb Fischer/Bob Kerrey US Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race...

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Pennsylvania Nonpartisan Senate Guide, Bob Casey vs. Tom Smith

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2012 | 2:47 PM

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Casey/Smith US Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race and key...

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Connecticut Nonpartisan Senate Guide, Linda McMahon vs. Christopher Murphy

(10) Comments | Posted November 3, 2012 | 10:27 AM

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the McMahon/Murphy U.S. Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race and key...

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Missouri US Senate Race Todd Akin vs. Claire McCaskill -- Nonpartisan Issue Guide

(2) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 11:25 PM

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Todd Akin/Claire McCaskill U.S. Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race...

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Nevada Nonpartisan Senate Guide, Shelley Berkley vs. Dean Heller

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 7:40 PM

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Berkley/Heller U.S. Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race and key...

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Ohio Nonpartisan Senate Guide, Sherrod Brown vs. Josh Mandel

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 7:23 PM

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Brown/Mandel U.S. Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race and key...

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Virginia US Senate Race: Nonpartisan Issue Guide for George Allen Vs Tim Kaine

(1) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 1:07 PM

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the George Allen/Tim Kaine US Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race...

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Massachussets Nonpartisan Senate Guide, Elizabeth Warren vs. Scott Brown

(6) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 1:06 PM

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Warren/Brown US Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race and key...

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Montana Nonpartisan Senate Guide, Denny Rehberg vs. Jon Tester

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 12:45 PM

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Rehberg/Tester U.S. Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race and key...

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Nonpartisan Issue Guide for Tammy Baldwin/Tommy Thompson Wisconsin U.S. Senate Race

(2) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 12:30 PM

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Tammy Baldwin/Tommy Thompson U.S. Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race...

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Indiana Nonpartisan Senate Guide, Joe Donnelly vs. Richard Mourdock

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 12:26 AM

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Donnelly/Mourdock U.S. Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race and key...

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Florida Nonpartisan Senate Guide, Connie Mack vs. Bill Nelson

(2) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 11:43 PM

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Mack/Nelson US Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race and key...

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Arizona Nonpartisan Senate Guide, Richard Carmona vs. Jeff Flake

(2) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 11:32 PM

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Carmona/Flake US Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race and key...

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Nonpartisan Presidential and Senate Candidate Guides

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 10:22 AM

Are you looking for nonpartisan guides to the presidential election and selected Senate and House races, ones that simply contrast candidate stands? The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race, the key Senate races,...

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"My Vote Doesn't Matter": Helping Students Surmount Political Cynicism

(66) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 3:07 PM

Co-authored with Alexander Astin and Parker J, Palmer

You've heard it again and again. "My vote doesn't matter," students too often say. Others complain that politicians are "all the same and all corrupt." How do we overcome this cynical resignation and encourage students to register and vote despite their conviction...

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Two Ounces of Kafka: How a Little Oil Caused a Ton of Trouble

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2012 | 12:00 AM

For years, Seattle salmon fisherman Pete Knutson has developed pioneering environmental alliances between commercial fishermen, Native American tribes, conservation groups, and even highly conservative Pentecostal churches, successfully defeating huge corporate interests. Pete's also been fighting the Port of Seattle to keep Fishermen's Terminal true to it's historic mission...

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If You Care About Keystone and Climate Change, Occupy Exxon

(273) Comments | Posted December 26, 2011 | 1:56 PM

It seemed like the afterthought in the payroll tax cut extension fight, a small consolation prize to the Republicans on what should have been the easiest of bi-partisan votes. But the two-month clock is now ticking on whether Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada's environmentally disastrous tar...

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Burying Your Victories: What if Obama Taxed the Rich But Never Told Anyone?

(68) Comments | Posted December 8, 2011 | 4:52 PM

Did you know Obama's health care bill contained a $20 billion a year tax on the richest Americans? I didn't until I stumbled onto a mention of this the other day, although writing about politics is my life and I knew enough to be angry at the gutting...

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From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy the Neighborhoods

(83) Comments | Posted November 9, 2011 | 9:37 PM

The Occupy movement has done something amazing, getting Americans to start questioning our economic divides. It's created spaces for people to come together, voice their discontents and dreams, creatively challenge destructive greed. It's created powerful political theater, engaged community, an alternative to silence and powerlessness.

But it also faces...

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Praising the Hostage Takers: Will Obama Ever Hold the Republicans Accountable?

(529) Comments | Posted July 22, 2011 | 11:23 AM

Will Obama ever hold the Republicans accountable for their reckless and destructive actions? No matter how outrageous their demands, he keeps giving them legitimacy, first resisting, then compromising, then praising the result as bipartisanship. He's forgotten the basic lesson of negotiation -- you don't hand everything over before you start,...

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