Sojourners: Hate crimes legislation a milestone

by Ruth Moon

E-mail updates:

The health care reform bill introduced Thursday would “expand coverage to almost all Americans and overhaul the insurance industry while asking the wealthiest taxpayers to pay much of the tab.” An earlier update calls abortion and immigration “key sticking points” in the legislation.

Ousted Honduras President Manuel Zelaya could be returned to power, and odds aren’t looking good for a diplomatic solution in talks over Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

The hate crimes legislation that passed this week is a “milestone” that has been compared to civil rights legislation in the 60s.

A new law in Calif. gives attorney rights to poor people.

Recent sex trafficking raids in the U.S. resulted in charges against nearly 700 suspects.

America should take a new approach toward Afghanistan, Jim Wallis says: Lead by helping develop the country, and only use as many security forces as are needed for protection.

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