Since the years of Reagan and Thatcher, we have heard a steady drumbeat about the limitations of government. But what about the limitations of the free market?
I lived my childhood
against the stained wallpaper of the Vietnam War. My children have lived theirs
against the gnawing realities of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and it's
hard to believe that one of those wars is finally over.
Paul Farmer has a keen sense of the tendency to portray
Haitians as helpless victims. This is well evident in his poignant
chronicle of the year that began with the January 2010 earthquake.
Remembering all the victims of war
Each week my church includes a prayer for the families of American soldiers
who have died. As the names are read, I try to hold them in prayer. But I have wrestled with these prayers.
Newt Gingrich has suggested that undocumented immigrants who are family-loving, hardworking, tax-paying, churchgoing and deeply rooted should stay here. This is pretty much the typical immigrant.
Before there was Barack