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August 2011 Ethical Hero – His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso is the fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet. He is both head of state (in exile) and the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He is admired and esteemed worldwide as a man who has championed policies of nonviolence. His consistent compassionate nonviolence, even in the face of great aggression, led to his receiving the Nobel Prize for Peace...
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August 12, 2011
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America at a Crossroads
Two years ago I wrote a commentary that asked: how do we restore America’s Integrity? Today, we’re not only challenged by an uncertain economy but uncertain leadership in Congress. Some representatives believe it is more important to hold to a pledge made to a special interest group rather than work for what is best for the country as a whole....
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August 5, 2011
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Manners 8.0
If the crisis over the debt ceiling in Washington has shown me anything it’s the fact that there are few in Congress that I would invite to dinner based on recent actions. Worst among them, Missouri Representative and Democrat, Emanuel Cleaver was quoted by online newspaper Roll Call as calling the debt bill “a sugar-coated Satan sandwich.”  Besides being a representative, Cleaver...
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August 3, 2011
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Where do we go from here?
Americans are angry like never before. These are two of the messages that appeared during yesterday’s Meet the Press on NBC: “I think we now have elected officials that are afraid of their support bases, rather than wanting to represent them. Why does it seem that compromise is a dirty word, these days?” “I have never been less confident about the future.”...
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August 1, 2011

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