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Begin with the end

Relationships | Work is important in life, but it won’t be on our minds in our last minutes
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/25/18, 08:45 am

When journalists at major American newspapers write obituaries for the news sections of their publications, the opening sentence usually identifies the reason the deceased person is widely known.

If tradition holds, future obits likely will remember Capt. Tammie Jo Shults as the Southwest Airlines pilot who deftly landed a heavily damaged jetliner with a gaping hole in the side, saving the lives of 142 passengers and five crew members.

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Welfare and work

Policy | First steps on a long and winding road
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/24/18, 10:32 am

Some Washington acronyms, like HHS and HUD, are well-known, but I’ll be surprised if any readers recognize a new kid on the block, RPA-POEM. That’s the acronym for “Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility,” the executive order Donald Trump signed on April 10.

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Every good work

Christians at Work | Heroic airline pilots and ordinary Chick-fil-A employees illustrate the glory of jobs well done
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/20/18, 03:38 pm

The big news story of the week is the remarkable heroism of Capt. Tammie Jo Shults—the Southwest Airlines pilot who calmly landed a heavily damaged jetliner with a single functional engine and a hole gaping in the side of the plane.

Sadly, one passenger died after an engine exploded in midair during the Southwest flight on Tuesday morning. Jennifer Riordan didn’t survive the blunt impact of debris that broke a window, despite the efforts of passengers who pulled her away from the hole and tried to revive her.

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