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  • Obama lawyers to defend San Diego cross as war memorial

    Obama lawyers to defend San Diego cross as war memorial
    WASHINGTON — Obama administration lawyers have told the Supreme Court they will strongly defend the 29-foot-tall cross atop Mount Soledad in San Diego as a memorial to the nation’s war veterans and not an unconstitutional promotion of...
  • China's Tibet conundrum: how to conquer a myth

    Beijing has no shortage of issues to confront. There's the South China Sea, uncontrollable corruption, a slowing economy and factional disputes within the party and military. But Chinese officials also face one of the most difficult challenges in modern...
  • Many faiths join to celebrate Earth Day

    Many faiths join to celebrate Earth Day
    A coalition of religious groups will gather in West Boca on Saturday on an ambitious mission: to save the Earth. The groups say they are taking small steps toward a sustainable and socially just planet, starting with a performance on Saturday of...
  • Review: The L.A. Phil's Minimalism marathon

    Review: The L.A. Phil's Minimalism marathon
    Minimalism, the musical version, has always been a numbers game. It began with extended tones, with beats added and subtracted to phrases at will and with simple rhythms played in and out of phase to create complex patterns. So let's have some numbers...
  • Teen suspect in Pa. school stabbings said to be shy, quiet

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. He always seemed to be "the shy kid in the corner," a classmate said. Hours after a startling and savage attack Wednesday morning that left 21 students and a security guard wounded, that was the picture that began to emerge of 16-year-...
  • 'And you shall love the proselyte'

    Back in 2008, the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) announced a new system of conversion (GPS — Geirus Policies and Standards). Ostensibly, their goal was to create a universal and centralized standard for all conversions. We warned then that...
  • Religion and restraint [Editorial]

    Religion and restraint  [Editorial]
    It's a shame Carroll County's board of commissioners felt it had to hold a formal vote in order to prevent members from violating a federal court order against sectarian or denominational prayers at the opening of its meetings. Is it too much to ask for...
  • Blair Kerkhoff: Unions and courtrooms aren't needed to fix on-campus sports problems, colleges say

    ARLINGTON, Texas Final scores weren't the only way of measuring success at the just completed Final Four. The other game being played is determining who is and isn't benefiting from the hoops extravaganza. The NCAA certainly is. College sports'...
  • College athletes union places workplace issues in new light

    A National Labor Relations Board decision that classified Northwestern football players as university employees could have a lasting impact on the future of amateur sports. It also could complicate matters for athletes and universities alike. After all,...
  • Religion: How to talk about it properly

    Religion: How to talk about it properly
    Religion, like politics, is something polite people aren't supposed to talk about, particularly at the dinner table. And there's sound reasoning for this: Passions can flame, voices spike, dissent can explode into disputes long-festering. But if one...
  • Prayer — even by a citizen — shouldn't be allowed at Carroll meetings [Letter]

    Prayer — even by a citizen — shouldn't be allowed at Carroll meetings [Letter]
    David Holstein's letter accusing the American Humanist Association of suppressing free speech by filing a lawsuit against the Carol County commissioner's for allowing his brother to give a Christian prayer at their public meeting misses the whole point of...