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Pope Francis visits infamous Bolivian prison, Palmasola and President Obama plans trip to federal prison in Oklahoma; is the wind shifting on our mass incarceration policies?

All Things Considered ran this Arun Rath story about the Pontiff’s stop at Palmasola, part of a tour through Latin America.


Palmasola is the biggest jail in Bolivia, and has become famous after news reports exposed corruption and violence permitted by the guards in exchange for bribes.

The papal visit was chronicled in a video, below.

Pope Francis isn’t the only high-profile leader paying attention to incarceration; President Obama will visit Oklahoma’s El Reno Correctional Institution, becoming the first sitting US president to visit […]

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Cameron or Obama: who said it better?

Glenn Beck’s popular conservative news site, The Blaze, praised David Cameron for his Easter message in an article that doesn’t overtly draw comparisons to President Obama’s remarks at the Easter Prayer Breakfast, but which suggests a clear preference for Cameron’s speech.

The Guardian has a very different take, criticizing Cameron and claiming that he’s misrepresenting Christianity and the message of Christ.

What do you think? Did you prefer one address over the other?

Cameron’s speech:

Obama’s remarks (transcript):


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Obama at prayer breakfast: Focus on what is just

Remarks by the President at National Prayer Breakfast, a selection:

… part of what I want to touch on today is the degree to which we’ve seen professions of faith used both as an instrument of great good, but also twisted and misused in the name of evil.

As we speak, around the world, we see faith inspiring people to lift up one another — to feed the hungry and care for the poor, and comfort the afflicted and make peace where […]

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