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  • Forgive us our student loan debt (Is forgiving debt a moral issue?)

    04/28/2012 6:42:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/28/2012 | By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
    We need to start taking student loan debt seriously, both as a troubling moral issue and as a ticking economic time bomb. By some reports, student loan debt will exceed 1 trillion dollars this year, more than the credit card debt of all Americans. A whole generation of young Americans is at risk in this excessive borrowing. They fall further and further behind in “servicing their debt” because they have no way to keep up with the payments as many of them are unemployed or underemployed. They will delay starting marriage and families; they dare not take the risk of...
  • A Legacy of Polarization [Falwell]

    05/15/2007 3:01:38 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 28 replies · 1,733+ views
    On Faith (Newsweek/WA Post) ^ | 5/15/07 | Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
    The Rev. Jerry Falwell will be remembered very differently on the religious and political right and on the religious and political left. The current polarization of American religion and society is a product of the mixing of religion and politics that Jerry Falwell advocated. That is his legacy. If you like that polarization, you will remember Rev. Falwell as a pioneer; if you decry that polarization, you will hope that the country repudiates the mixing of religion and politics that he so typified and that he orchestrated so effectively. [snip] The Moral Majority in some ways redefined the word “moral,”...