May 14, 2013
Regarding Michael Gerson's May 12 op-ed column " Elevated by the common good ": As foundational and important as "the common good" has been in Christian social teaching for more than 150 years, is it not the "good of the commons" that must now engage our intellectual and religious energies in these perilous ecological times? To continue to focus on the well-being of the human community, divorced from a more paramount concern for the well-being of the larger community of all life — without...
May 10, 2013 |
NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE The Gap Inc., up $2.18 at $40.99 Thanks to strong sales at its Old Navy and Gap stores, the retailer said sales at stores open at least a year rose 7 percent in April. Molycorp Inc., up $1.75 at $7.34 The Greenwood Village, Colo.-based miner of rare earth products reported first-quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations. ArcelorMittal, up...
May 10, 2013 |
VERNON, Calif. — True Religion Apparel, best known for its high priced denim, has agreed to a buyout offer of about $826 million from the investment management firm TowerBrook Capital Partners LP. The announcement Friday comes seven months after True Religion said it was exploring strategic options. Like many high-end jean companies, True Religion's business suffered in recent years as recession-scarred shoppers no longer wanted to pay $200 for a pair of jeans. ...
April 26, 2013 |
Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: A flea market with household items, toys, plants, books, handmade crafts, baked goods and more. Doughnuts, muffins and coffee available for early shoppers; a light lunch of hot dogs, sloppy Joes, potato salad, coleslaw, chips and sodas sold about noon. Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, 8500 Springfield Rd., Glenn Dale. 301-262-2299. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Author roundtable with Janice Rothschild Blumberg, Ellen Cassedy, Rachel Swarns and Sara Taber.
April 23, 2013 |
It simply does not matter that Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, th e two Chechen-born brothers suspected of perpetrating the attacks were Muslim . Any religion, or lack of one, can be co-opted and used by a person or people as a justification for extremism. What matters right now, and into the future, is the way the faith and values of every other American can either help us resist the fear-generating effects of terrorism, or help that fear grow and take root like a weed,...