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The Religious and Gay Marriage Can Co-exist Within America's Shared Values

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 09.11.2015 | Religion
Stuart Muszynski

I practice my religion to the fullest within the protections of the freedoms of our country. But, where I differ with those who would deprive gay Americans of their personal and religious freedom - including the right of marriage - is that my belief or practice does not impinge on the rights of others.

Don't Make Kim Davis a Hero

Lauren Messervey | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
Lauren Messervey

Earlier this week, Kim Davis was released from prison, Survivor's Eye of the Tiger blasting like an apocalyptic trumpet and Mike Huckabee, America's favorite political yuk, standing triumphantly at her side. It was a good day for stupidity, nay, a perfect day for all things ignorant.

Can Politics Stay Local?

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 11.11.2014 | College
Peter A. Georgescu

A hospitable Southern cultural bias for caring about others thrives, partly as a result of America's political structure, but mostly because the political structure doesn't inhibit it. The Constitution protects individual freedom -- not love for one's neighbor.

Some Perspective on Egypt

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As coups go it was a fairly restrained one, but celebrating a populist/military overthrow of a democratically-elected leader is an unusual stance for Americans to take, for obvious reasons. Even if we do like the new guy. Which brings us to a few lessons Americans find very hard to accept.

Our Progressive Constitution

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Today is Constitution Day. It is a day to reflect, at least for a moment, on the American Constitution and how it has helped to shape our nation over more than two centuries.

Muslims, The Quran And The Importance Of Understanding Symbols Of Faith

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

I think one of the main problems with the current state of Muslim/American relations is that nobody gets the other side's symbols and when meanings misalign, messages misfire.