Effective Compassion

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Return of the 13-letter C-word

By Marvin Olasky
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Effective Compassion | When House GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers responded to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union message Tuesday night, she used a 13-letter…

The war on poverty at 50

By Cal Thomas
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Poverty | In his State of the Union address on Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared a “war on poverty.” Today, with roughly the same number of people…

Helping to break the crime/prison cycle

By Russ Pulliam
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Prison | INDIANAPOLIS—Growing up in poverty and crime on the west side of Indianapolis, William Bumphus was in and out of jail and prison in the late 1960s and…

Beyond the welfare state

Beyond the welfare state

By Marvin Olasky
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Effective Compassion | Choosing a different path to stop the downward spiral of government dependence

Righteousness and justice

Righteousness and justice

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I recently attended a conference of Christians whose strong bent was toward social justice, especially of the political activist kind. Their banner verse was…

A home for the holidays

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Lifestyle | Organizations across the country offer tangible help and real hope to the homeless

Why Gawker seems brainless

Why Gawker seems brainless

By Marvin Olasky
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Poverty | The website Gawker on Tuesday featured a story with a grabby lead paragraph: “A new study that traces the effect of government programs on poverty all the way…

Writing an ‘objective’ story about homelessness

By Marvin Olasky
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Homelessness | The run-up to Thanksgiving week is a traditional time for newspaper reports about homelessness, and The New York Times yesterday did not fail. The headline gave…

And the winner is …

By Marvin Olasky
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Hope Award | Administer Justice of Illinois is the 2013 winner of the Hope Award for Effective Compassion

Offering Hope

Offering Hope

By Marvin Olasky
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Hope Award | Thanks to everyone who voted in the 2013 Hope Award for Effective Compassion contest. At a late Wednesday afternoon Washington, D.C., reception we’ll…

Bob Coté, 1941–2013

By Marvin Olasky
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Homelessness | Bob Coté, founder and president of one of America’s most innovative homeless shelters, Step 13 in Denver, died last Friday. Born 72 years ago, the…

Helping Haitians help themselves

By Deena C. Bouknight
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International | PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—Five years ago, Americans Corrigan and Shelly Clay wanted to adopt a Haitian child. While visiting a few of the country’s many…

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