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Web Reads: Why do we give our cast-offs to the poor?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Selfish giving. In the relief and development world, the acronym SWEDOW (Stuff We Don’t Want) has come to stand for the practice of giving our cast-off…

Designing furniture with a purpose

By Russ Pulliam
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Ministry | INDIANAPOLIS—Businessman David Palmer wants to take workers who used to be homeless to the next level in the furniture business. Purposeful Design, which…

What the river speaks

What the river speaks

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Cities | The danger of a once-productive waterfront—and nation—going idle

Would mandatory maternity leave hinder workplace equality?

Would mandatory maternity leave hinder workplace equality?

By Kiley Crossland
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Jobs | President Barack Obama continued to push for national paid maternity leave in a speech this week, but he hasn’t proposed any plans to achieve it. While his…

The shell game

The shell game

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Economy | Last week’s announcement that the U.S. economy reached a milestone in May, restoring job losses to December 2007 levels (yippee!), reminds me of an incident…

Slavery, Jim Crow, and McDonald’s

By La Shawn Barber
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Business | The Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, penned an article earlier this week in which he analogized the post–Civil War Reconstruction…

You can be replaced

By D.C. Innes
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Economy | Machines are putting people out of work. You’ll notice there are no more elevator operators. You push your own button, and the thing moves. And when you…

Midday Roundup: Is Mitt Romney trying to start a wage war in the GOP?

By Leigh Jones
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Politics | Better pay? It’s a good thing Mitt Romney’s not running for president again. During an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe , the 2012 Republican candidate…

Army wages war of attrition on young officers

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of…

Web Reads: Is that a Scrabble-approved word?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Cheat sheet. Tournament Scrabble players rack up big scores by playing words that most of us don’t know or don’t believe comply with Scrabble rules. The…

Wages of federalism

By Andrew Branch
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Money | State efforts will help us learn about the economic effects of minimum wage hikes

Why work?

Why work?

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Healthcare | “All the toil of a man is for his mouth …” (Ecclesiastes 6:7). We learn from Ecclesiastes what motivates men to work. Now I am certain that some people…

 
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