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The New Secular Puritan Covenant

Thanksgiving brings back memories for Americans of the Pilgrims and Puritans, carrying out their “errand into the wilderness” to build a “city on a hill,” surviving that first bleak Massachusetts winter of 1620-21. As a kid, I remember that cutting out Puritan hats from black construction paper and taping them to the school windows was [...]

Repeal the Johnson Amendment to Free Religious Speech

At the National Prayer Breakfast February 2, President Trump pledged to repeal the “Johnson Amendment,” a provision added in 1954 to the Internal Revenue Code that is the statutory basis for the IRS to deprive a church of tax-exempt status if it does not comply with the Amendment’s absolute prohibition on any political engagement that [...]

Michelle Obama’s latest cause — breastfeeding

Those lactivists from the sit-in at the Hirshorn will be glad to hear this: Michelle Obama is championing a new cause in association with her "Let's Move" campaign to end childhood obesity -- breastfeeding. Mrs. Obama said: "We also want to focus on the important touch points in a child's life. And what we're learning [...]

The Proud State of California: Sponsored by Coke Zero©

As a long-time SoCal boy, I have watched my former state's efforts to get off the economic schneid with considerable interest. Yet no amount of concern for the Golden State's finances can make me think of this suggestion as a good idea: The California Legislature is considering a bill that would allow the state to begin researching the [...]

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