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The individual mandate survives. The Supreme Court has upheld the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul -- ruling in favor of the requirement that most Americans can be required to have health insurance, or else pay a penalty. The...
A Judge Stopped An East Texas School District On Thursday From Barring Cheerleaders From Quoting Bible Verses On Banners At High School Football Games, Saying The Policy Appears To Violate Their Free Speech RightsAssociated PressDistrict Judge Steve Thomas granted an injunction requested by the Kountze High School cheerleaders allowing them to continue displaying religious-themed banners pending the outcome of a lawsuit, which is set to go to trial next June 24, Texas Attorney...
-------------------- When I Was a Child I Read Books Essays Marilynne Robinson Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 232 pp., $24 -------------------- Marilynne Robinson, the Pulitzer-winning novelist, is a confounding writer in today's political alignment. Her...
Even if Caryn Elaine Johnson had never changed her name to Whoopi Goldberg, chances are she would have made a splash. Talent will out. The 56-year-old Goldberg, who will offer a sampling of that talent at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric on...
Tags: Same-Sex Marriage, Judaism, Movies, Islam, Religion and Belief
Horse show jumping is a longtime Olympics sport, but for the last 10 years, equestrians have been performing in “horseless” show jumping, in which horse courses are run by “riders” on foot (who, by the way, do not straddle...
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...
Religious liberty, also known as freedom of religion, is guaranteed by the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Since its enactment, this guarantee has been interpreted to mean that under U.S. law, people are free to practice the religion they choose...
I had the great pleasure of being a good friend of Noble Waite during the 35 years I lived in Huntington Beach ("Noble Waite dies at age 87," June 14). Many times, I sought his advice on issues involving the city. I served as a city councilman from 1968...
In the midst of one of many tributes to former state Sen. Clarence M. Mitchell III at his memorial service in an Upton church Sunday night, hundreds of family members, friends and fellow politicians broke out into an impromptu singing of the hymn "Lift...
Federal government remains important to everyone To the editor: Almost daily, I hear people assailing the federal government with claims that it would be best downsized or all rights given to the states. Of course, President Obama is the target for...
CNNCheerleaders from a small eastern Texas town have won the first battle in their crusade to display Christian religious messages on banners at their high school's football games. State District Judge Steve Thomas of Hardin County implemented a temporary...
Tags: Executive Branch, Judges, Religion and Belief, Laws, Poetry
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Wednesday he will defend high school cheerleaders who want to use Bible verses on banners at football games. Abbott has filed court papers to intervene in a lawsuit that cheerleaders at...
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