Prisons in Latin AmericaThe often horrifying conditions in Latin American prisons receive relatively little attention in the United States. A recent study, Evaluation of Prisons in the Organization of American States, however, casts light on some of them.
Raising the Minimum Wage
Nowhere in the United States is it possible for a full-time worker earning the minimum wage to rent a one-bedroom apartment at market rates. Despite this shameful reality, Congress has again balked at increasing the minimum wage from its present $5.15 an hourunchanged since 1997.
Books and Culture
Winston Churchill launched Operation Gomorrah, ordering high-explosive and incendiary bombs to be dropped on the city of Hamburg on July
This volume, exquisitely edited by Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., is a superb contribution to Catholic social ethics and will undoubtedly serve as a
Can anyone seriously doubt that sustained reflection on the topic of peacemaking is among the most urgent tasks facing humankind?
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