Story | Jan 11, 2009
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Story | Jul 10, 2012 | 12:00 PMIn his letter to the editor, "If the church wants to play politics, it should give up its tax-exempt status" (July 6), David Johnson seems to be misrepresenting the separation of church and state. It is clear that our founders believed that people should not be compelled to observe a state religion in order to gain the benefits of citizenship. There is nothing suggesting people must choose between their religion and their rights as citizens. By extension, churches can express views on behalf of their members, just as labor unions can speak for their members.
In "A Summer of Hummingbirds," scholar Christopher Benfey looks at cultural reconstruction after the Civil War
Story | Apr 26, 2008
Story | Feb 9, 2008
HARRIET AND ISABELLA By Patricia O'Brien Touchstone, 320 pages, $25 Imagine, for a moment, a family that so enthralls the country that its members' every move is chronicled by the media. Think reformist Kennedys, stalwart Bushes and add authors of...
Story | Feb 19, 1989
The life of a black celebrity is perilous enough, but the black celebrity who becomes a spokesperson is asking for pure hell. Not only has the outspokenness of those regarded as radicals gotten them into trouble, but as Gary Giddins' recent book "Satchmo"...