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Newhouse and Reichert Bipartisan Leaders in Global Health Initiatives

Douglas County’s citizens should be proud to know both congressional representatives from Douglas County — Rep. Dan Newhouse and Rep. Dave Reichert — are on the forefront of compassionate conservatism in several bipartisan bills, some of which passed Congress and … Continue reading

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Let’s Back Campaigns that are Guaranteed Winners and Save Lives

This is a story of politicians’ presidential campaigns compared to different politicians’ life-and-death campaigns for the Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015. On July 29 2015, 23 politicians had announced their candidacies for president. July 30 Sen, Susan … Continue reading

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Ways We Can Help Politicians Cooperate and Improve Lives

The world is making startling progress to improve people’s lives. It doesn’t feel like progress when we’re finally free of the fall campaign rhetoric only to undergo immobilizing squabbling between Democrats and Republicans. What gives me hope are my experiences … Continue reading

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How a Charity Avoided Toxicity and Stopped an Ebola Outbreak

The book Toxic Charity by Robert Lupton describes how well-intentioned donations devastates causes by creating dependencies without investing in people with skills and attitudes for progress. The book cover said Lupton “has been at the forefront of urban ministry” in … Continue reading

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Borrowers of Subprime Loans and Predatory Lending Are Not the Guilty Parties

Borrowers of subprime mortgages who followed instructions from lenders in their applications were indicted for criminal behavior by the U.S. District Attorney of Sacramento in 2012. They were charged with filling out form fraudulently, reselling houses at inflated prices and … Continue reading

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A Genuine Voice for Communities Helping People in Poverty Move Forward

In Donna Beegle’s neighborhoods garbage service was an absolute luxury. After getting fined for taking garbage to an apartment complex, her family would keep it. And have rats. “I had rats crawl across me in bed to go down the … Continue reading

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We Deserve Better Movies on Environment and Theology Than Noah

Karen and I watched Noah with Russell Crowe last weekend. I rate it 4 on a scale of 10. The IMDb.com rating system operated by Amazon.com reports 98,000 viewers rate in 6.1. It’s a fictional action adventure drama with an … Continue reading

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