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Jon Rowe here. James Hanley and I co-authored a policy brief for the above named institute on Muslims and the Founding Fathers which may interest you. The discussion always continues on America’s Founders and religion at American Creation and you may specifically discuss this policy brief here.

Newsweek commissioned retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to interview recently retired Justice John Paul Stevens. While the whole relatively short interview is interesting, as an ex-Republican it made my gut twinge to confront one more example of how the recent domination of the Republican party by conservatives cannibalizes the party’s best legacies, from President’s Lincoln’s…

I think it’s safe to assume a policy battle between the incoming House and the Obama Administration regarding mitigation efforts due to global warming will be both incredibly ugly and ultimately harmful to U.S. and global interests. John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the Office of Science…

Hello All, Ed asked me to blog for him for this week and I was honored he asked. Yesterday was a historic day for the country. It’s also revealing and to some extent befuddling. I was going to publish some observations looking at the roll call and geographical map of the vote results; but I…

President-Elect Barack Obama has sent a pretty clear signal that Bush administration officials are in the clear, saying on ABC’s Meet the Press; I don’t believe that anybody is above the law. On the other hand I also have a belief that we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards. Unfortunately, Obama doesn’t…

Default Daddyhood

Another wrongful-paternity case from hell: When Walter Sharpe received the certified letter on Feb. 6, 2001, he knew the complaint for child support was a mistake. Andre Sharpe had a different date of birth, a different Social Security number and different previous addresses. Andre Sharpe also had an 11-year-old daughter with a woman in Harrisburg,…

I’ve written several times about the Federal lawsuit in Okeechobee, Florida, where the school has refused to allow the formation of a GSA club. Judge K. Michael Moore has now granted a preliminary injunction in the case ordering the school to allow the club to meet pending the outcome of the case. You can see…

The 7th circuit court of appeals has overturned a lower court ruling in Winkler v Gates, a case challenging the Pentagon’s funding of the annual Boy Court Jamboree, sponsorship that spends millions of dollars in tax revenues every year. The lower court ruled agianst the government but the appeals court overturned, ruling that the plaintiffs…

Good News Employee Assoc. v Hicks

This is a rather interesting case that is getting a fair amount of attention in the Christian media and blogosophere where, predictably, the issue at stake is being exaggerated out of all proportion. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the case, an appeal of a district court ruling granting the defendants’…

Interesting Free Speech Case

A minister pays $2500 to put up a billboard with a Bible verse on it condemning homosexuality in New York. The president of the Borough of Staten Island writes a letter to the company that owns the billboard urging them to take down the billboard and they do. Minister sues claiming his free speech rights…