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  • Stephen Goldstein: Religious fanaticism is trashing the Constitution

    De facto, the United States has devolved into a theocracy. Religion — or, more exactly what a relative handful of schemers has perpetrated in the name of religion — has trashed the Constitution. The Founders would be appalled; but, either...
  • God is able to break through to even the hardest heart

    Q: My youngest brother says he gave up religion in college, and now claims he's an atheist. He says religion is just for weak people (like me, I guess he means). How can I convince him he's wrong? He just laughs when I try to tell him about my faith in...
  • Judge bars Carroll commissioners from invoking Jesus

    Judge bars Carroll commissioners from invoking Jesus
    The Carroll County commissioners must stop opening their meetings with prayers to Jesus Christ, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, a decision that comes amid a national debate over the limits of religious observation by public bodies. U.S. District Judge...
  • Northwestern players can form first college athletes union, NLRB says

    Northwestern football players qualify under federal law as employees of the university and, therefore, can legally form the nation's first college athletes' union, the National Labor Relations Board announced Wednesday. “We had both the facts...
  • Hobby Lobby doesn't have religious rights

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. Let's concentrate for a moment on the "Inc." part. Hobby Lobby is a for-profit corporation selling arts and crafts. It is asking the court to declare that its...
  • Michael Smerconish: Shock for critics � Muslim judge's non-sharia ruling

    The facts of the case read like a first-year law school exam: "Plaintiff and defendant were never married. The parties entered into a relationship in late 2012 and defendant discovered she was pregnant in February 2013. Shortly after the parties...
  • Conservative justices seem poised to deal blow to Obamacare

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's conservative majority sounded poised Tuesday to deal a blow to President Obama's healthcare law and rule that business owners may invoke their religious beliefs to opt out of a new federal requirement that they pay...
  • Access to Medicaid: a values judgment

    Medicaid expansion for the medically uninsured made possible by the Affordable Care Act elicits sustained controversy at both the State and federal level. Other democracies have long ago created inclusive medical insurance for all citizens. Yet US...
  • Protests mark Supreme Court hearing on contraceptives

    Protests mark Supreme Court hearing on contraceptives
    A springtime snowfall dampening their signs, if not their spirits, several hundred activists divided into opposing groups Tuesday on the plaza in front of the Supreme Court to make their own opening arguments over the Affordable Care Act. The point of...
  • Don't leave textbook vetting to local districts: Editorial

    Remember the brouhaha last year over a high-school history textbook in Volusia County public schools? Some critics claimed the book, approved by the state for 10th-grade students, favors Islam over Judaism and Christianity. It was a bogus contention....
  • READER SUBMITTED: One Week Left To Enter Carter Mario's $20,000 Scholarship

    The Law Offices of Carter Mario Injury Lawyers is announcing an extended deadline for submissions for the 2014 CarterCares Scholarship Program. The scholarship is a combination effort to assist students going on to college financially, but also to help...