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The Swampby David Savage and updated at 12:40 pm EDT The Supreme Court gave its approval Wednesday to displaying a Christian cross on public land to honor fallen soldiers, saying the Constitution "does not require the eradication of all religious symbols......
Who's on Team Gloucester?The non-proft Gloucester Institute won a $10,000 tax break Tuesday night when it was granted a real estate tax exemption on a 5-2 vote by the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Carter Borden said it had been a tough decision for......
Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsFriday quick hits: --What was President Obama thinking? No, I'm not talking about his handling of the Lower Manhattan mosque controversy. (I refuse to call it the Ground Zero mosque because it's not at Ground Zero, but more on that......
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I wish atheist lawmaker Juan Mendez hadn't delivered his "prayer" to open the Tuesday afternoon session of the Arizona House of Representatives. Mendez, a freshman Democrat who represents Tempe, began by asking his assembled colleagues not to bow their...
So much commentary about Pope Francis seems to come from non-Catholics and lapsed Catholics, I thought it might do some good to hear from a practicing Catholic. That's so we can dispense with some of the nonsense that we've been hearing about what the...
Should government get out of the business of defining marriage? That's not a new question. But as conservatives appear to be losing ground in the same-sex marriage debate, some are showing new interest in changing the rules. Wisconsin's Republican Gov....
WASHINGTON — Give him points for cleverness. President Barack Obama's birth control "accommodation" was as politically successful as it was morally meaningless. It was nothing but an accounting trick that still forces Catholic (and other religious)...
Members of the Bush Family Dynasty who now aspire to political office have apparently concluded it is "safe" to surface, less than five years after the debacle of George W.'s presidency. George P., eldest son of Jeb, is running for Texas land...
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I told you so! Five years ago in this column I wrote: Religion may be hazardous to your health! Now I'll do one better: Religion is hazardous to your health! Let's consider the three Abrahamic religions: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. ...
In 1984, Mario Cuomo pioneered the argument that one may be "personally opposed" to abortion while supporting abortion rights. Ever since, this convenient locution has become a staple for countless Democratic politicians, particularly Roman Catholic...
"It's not about contraception," thundered GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum. "It's about economic liberty. It's about freedom of speech. It's about freedom of religion. It's about government control of your lives. And it's got to stop!" He was...
Here's a trip down memory lane: "School days, school days/Dear old Golden Rule days/ 'Reading and 'riting and 'rithmetic." With those words from a 1907 song, a man and woman recall their lifelong friendship and years in primary school. How quaint they...
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