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Blog: A "Springboard" to Learning about Politics and National Security

Jul 12, 2010 | By Jim Kachadoorian, NETWORK Intern

In addition to my time at NETWORK, I’m attending the Summer Intern Security Springboard at the Truman National Security Project this summer. It’s a crash course in everything a young leader needs to become competent, confident, and literate in national security policy. Read more

Blog: “Mortgage Assistance” “Middle Class Tax Cuts” “Unemployment” “Deficit” “Budget Constraint”

Jul 08, 2010 | By Marge Clark, BVM

We read these in the daily papers, and hear them on the evening news. Politicians hoping for election or reelection in November talk about them. And, they are important to discuss.  Read more

Blog: National Conference Raises Student Voices

Jul 08, 2010 | By Maureen Book, NETWORK Intern

Silence. No birds fly overhead, no fish are swimming, and no human person is around.  Instead, a thick layer of oil covers the ocean, leaving behind an acid smell that burns your throat and smothering every sign of life with complete and utter silence. Read more

Blog: START, a Step in the Right Direction

Jul 07, 2010 | By David Golemboski

Last week I attended a meeting for faith advocates to talk with Rose Gottemoeller, Assistant Secretary of State for Verification, Compliance, and Implementation, and also the U.S.’s lead negotiator for the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia. Read more

Blog: Congress Loses a Legend

Jul 02, 2010 | By Catherine Pinkerton, CSJ, former NETWORK Lobbyist

Catherine Pinkerton, CSJ, pays tribute to the late Senator Robert Byrd. Read more

Blog: President Obama and Immigration Reform

Jul 02, 2010 | By Meghan Tighe, former NETWORK Associate

Yesterday morning, President Obama outlined the “essential elements” of comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) in a speech at American University. Read more

Blog: Debt, Deficits, and Defense

Jul 01, 2010 | By Jean Sammon

In all the talk about federal deficits, it is rare to find politicians with the courage to propose cuts to the defense budget. Fortunately, there are a few. Read more

Blog: Immigration Reform Heats Up

Jul 01, 2010 | By Jim Kachadoorian, NETWORK Intern

Look for Comprehensive Immigration Reform to gain international attention this morning as President Obama delivers an address from American University. NETWORK will be in attendance, and be sure to check back for our analysis.  Read more

Blog: The Cleveland Clinic Model for Healthcare

Jun 30, 2010 | By Jean Sammon

The CEO of the Cleveland Clinic came to Washington to talk to about how they deliver quality healthcare efficiently. Read more

Blog: TV Show and the White House Support Child Nutrition

Jun 30, 2010 | By Maureen Book, NETWORK Intern

Top Chef D.C., a TV show, has joined with First Lady Michelle Obama to raise public awareness about the problems of hunger and obesity and to make child nutrition a priority for the nation. Read more

Close the School of the Americas (WHINSEC)

Jun 28, 2010 | By John McCrillis, NETWORK Volunteer

Research has found that torture is not a successful means of obtaining information and violence does not bring about peace. Why then must we ignore these truths when training the leaders of South and Central America? Read more

Blog: My White House Meeting Brings Hope

Jun 25, 2010 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

On Wednesday, June 23, I was part of a meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (next to the White House) with Melody Barnes (the President’s Director of the Domestic Advisory Council) and other staffers including Sharon Parrott and Alexia Kelley from the Department of Health and Human Services. Read more

Blog: Immigration Law and Policy Conference Coming Up

Jun 22, 2010 | By Jim Kachadoorian, NETWORK Intern

On Friday, I’ll be attending Catholic Legal Immigration Network, INC. (CLINIC), Migration Policy Institute (MPI), and Georgetown University Law Center’s 7th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference. I’ll be going to take in as much as I can about the policy, opinion, and legal background behind the immigration debate.  Read more

Blog: Congress, Consider Your Priorities

Jun 22, 2010 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Members of Congress, particularly the Senate these days, express dire threats about the deficit. Many are intent on shredding the social safety net at every opportunity while limiting job growth assistance and contributing to loss of public sector jobs – to prevent adding to the dreaded monetary deficit.  Read more

Blog: Time to Reconsider Mountaintop Removal

Jun 21, 2010 | By John McCrillis, NETWORK Volunteer

In the debate over Mountaintop Removal (MTR), we as Catholics and as citizens are called to consider more than just short-term economic benefit for our coal production. Read more