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Guns or butter to battle jihad in Africa?

Guns or butter: responding to jihadists in Africa

A cursory search of the major media giants (e.g., The New York Times and The Washington Post) over the past two days reveals an interesting array of articles on the growing might of jihadists in Africa, and the U.S. and international responses to that threat. The responses run the gamut from the use of U.S. […]

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Thirsting for clean and living water

After waiting for her turn in line, 13-year-old Aleme lifts her jerricans.  Strapped with 40 pounds of water on her shoulders, she makes the long journey home uphill.  The water has to last the family until tomorrow, when Aleme will make the journey back down the hill, wait in line, gather her water and hike […]

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Bangladeshi Child

Life after the “fiscal cliff”

We were warned about it for months. The American people fretted. Financial markets dropped. Some warned of the possibility of total chaos. What the U.S. government lovingly called “sequestration,” the media soon dubbed as the “fiscal cliff,” or simply “the cliff.” The entire nation was told to get ready for a plunge over that cliff […]

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Children eating

Personal Blessings Come By Blessing Others

It had been a hard trip – my first out of North America. I wasn’t feeling well, and I found the sights and smells to be overwhelming – almost sickening. I couldn’t find anything to eat that didn’t upset my stomach, and I felt unusually irritable about pretty much everything. But I was on a […]

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