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April Jobs' Report

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The April numbers on employment are in and they are better than expected. The economy added 288,000 jobs last month. As well, the numbers for March and February were revised upward. And, the number of long-term unemployed has declined by 908,000 in the past year but still, 3.5 million people have been unemployed for longer than nine months. There is work to do, but the numbers are moving in the right direction.

Robert Christian on Pope Francis' Tweet

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Over at Millennial, Robert Christian looks at the brouhaha unleashed by Pope Francis' tweet earlier this week: "Inequality is the root of social evil." Christian does a good job dissecting the difference between inequality generally and inequality in the specifically economic sphere. But, he really hits the nail on the head when he writes, "It’s a mistake to focus on the semantics rather than the core message....Is economic inequality the root of social evil?

+Wilton vs. 2nd Amendment Zealots

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Just how twisted are some gun rights advocates? Check out this blog criticizing Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, who quite rightly decreed that guns will not be permitted in Catholic sanctuaries, Georgia's new "guns everywhere" law notwithstanding. The author of this blog unwittingly provides the precise reason +Gregory's decision was the right one: Do you really want someone capable of such a tortured exegesis coming into your church with a gun? 

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