A Week of Hunger

Author: Michael J. Gerson
Washington Post

Michael Gerson argues that despite rising food prices, the U.S. government has the ability to practically end hunger within its borders. And while there may be many explanations for why it has not already done so—there are no excuses.

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The GOP's Pocketbook Issue

Author: Michael J. Gerson
Washington Post

In this op-ed article, Gerson says that Republicans need to show the same capacity to speak to the largest economic challenge of our moment -- the recovery of economic mobility.

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Kassalow: Eyeglasses for the Developing World

Jordan Kassalow, former CFR fellow for global health policy, says the problem of untreated impaired vision in the developing world is “huge,” and if this simple probem cannot be addressed, it does not bode well for more complex health issues such as HIV/AIDS.

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Ending Global Poverty

Speaker: Muhammad Yunus
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Watch Muhammad Yunus, founder and managing director of the Grameen Bank and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, discuss the role of microcredit in fighting poverty.

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