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New Deal

The New Deal

Sermon delivered by David Hughes, pastor of First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Mar. 22 2009. Jeremiah 31: 31-34 Thanks to an economy in a deep nosedive, we are hearing a lot of comparisons these days between our current economic woes and the Great Depression of the 1930s. And we’re also hearing inevitable comparisons between […] Read More

Born as part of FDR’s New Deal to protect struggling farmers coming out of the Great Depression from unpredictable weather and fluctuating crop prices, America’s farm program has evolved today into the largest form of corporate welfare, say critics calling for reform. The Environmental Working Group, a public interest research and advocacy group spearheading the […] Read More

Undoing the New Deal

There is growing interest in President Bush’s call for “faith based initiatives.” The idea is to create partnerships between government and religious groups to help people in need. The idea is not entirely new. In 1996 when then President Bill Clinton signed the Welfare Reform Act, a “charitable choice” provision was included that made it […] Read More