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  • In Theory: Should nonprofits endorse candidates?

    According to a story on Politico.com, in the recent election some pastors across the nation endorsed candidates from the pulpit, ignoring IRS rules barring nonprofits from participating in political campaigns. Although that means they’re using tax exempt money for political purposes, they appear to be getting away with it. Pastors argue that the law infringes on their 1st Amendment right of free speech.
  • Contenders face off in House race

    Contenders face off in House race
    Opponents for the local congressional election next week offered their views on issues facing the area and the nation, from bipartisanship to gun control. Both political parties are beholden to special interests and well-funded industry lobbyists, said...

    Letter: Argument follows its own certain logic

    I have followed the Hobby Lobby story with a great deal of interest. As a man, I have four things to say about the abortion debate: 1) Making abortion illegal again would not stop abortion. It would only force rich women back to Switzerland and poor...

    Letter: IUDs, etc., do not end a pregnancy

    In his column Dan Evans does an excellent job of pointing out, among other things, the hypocrisy of Hobby Lobby in providing a 401(k) retirement plan that invests in companies that make IUDs and produce the so-called morning-after pill. He also includes a...

    Letter: Decision has brought on a sense of shame

    Hobby Lobby: A Supreme Court case in which five old men have decided (for the entire country) that freedom of religion has now gone from meaning you can follow any religion you want to you can force others to follow any religion you want. It makes me...