Dear Christian,

You don’t know me, and I won’t pretend to know you, but we are at a critical juncture in our country and in our respective faiths and it’s important that we act and act quickly. On Friday, the Republican president signed an ethically, legally, and morally questionable executive order that restricted immigration from seven nations — none […]

We. Are. Ready. Probably.

Alison sends this, a report from The Opportunity Agenda that says Americans, while balancing a belief in equality for all, and the ability of people in this country to make their own way (the old “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” thing), are ready to talk a little more seriously about eliminating poverty. From the […]

Bees and middle-aged white people: Endangered?

Several news outlets carried this story earlier this week (and thanks, Leftover, for the links), that said (from the Washington Post): A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer […]