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  • In Theory: On discrimination based on religious beliefs

    Although Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has since vetoed it, lawmakers in that state recently approved a measure to allow business owners to refuse service to gays and other groups if it is perceived to violate the practice and observance of the business owner's religion.
  • PACs should stay out of local elections

    I find it highly offensive and suspect that a political action committee sponsored by a labor union is going to spend $20,000 to influence voting for the Burbank City Council (“Group moves to unseat council member,” Feb. 20). I have already...

    In Theory: Is Christian prayer fair game at council meetings?

    The Obama administration has surprised its supporters and some in the Republican party by agreeing that town councils should be allowed to open meetings with a Christian prayer. Several towns across America have been taken to court and lost cases...

    In Theory: What is our obligation to help the poor?

    Several Republican congressmen have come under fire for quoting the Bible as justification for cutting nutritional assistance to America's poor. Congress has moved to slash more than $4 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP...

    Guest Column: Rooting for the Affordable Care Act

    Kudos to the Burbank Leader for reminding us all why the Affordable Care Act was needed and the difference it will make in the lives of thousands of our neighbors who have been shut out of the health insurance marketplace for so long. Unfortunately,...