Many people would agree, on First Amendment principles, that the funneling of tax money, either directly or indirectly, to religious education is a bad idea. Now, it's one thing when people use a good argument to defend a bad idea. Or even when people use
No Time for Sabbath I just wanted to let you and your readers know that while it is wonderful Major Davis had his Sabbath issue resolved, such is not...
The timing was at the very least a guaranteed attention-getter: one week before this year's Fourth of July celebrations, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals ruled that recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of Ameri
Illustration By Will Terry If a student swears in acting class, does God hear? * Apparently not, according to University of Utah acting...
The 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week cable channels treated it like the death of a celebrity, a major natural disaster, or the verdict in the O. J. Simpson case. Even though it was only a 2-1 decision by a federal appeals court holding that a 1954 act of C
A week before the Supreme Court's ruling in the Cleveland voucher case, Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (2002), I was coleading a seminar on religious liberty. My friend and fellow instructor told the group that if the Court upheld tuition vouchers for pr
Former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau once likened living next door to the United States to sleeping with an elephant—no matter how friendly the elephant is, you can't help feeling its every twitch and grunt. Canadians are familiar with thi
Since 9/11 2001 we have each been caught up in the sense of crisis, a world in jeopardy, and the forces of history turning once again. Here in North America we live in the knowledge that our towers of invulnerability have fallen...they were always vulnera