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The Past Imperfect of Barack Obama

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By Gene Zubovich

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Why Law Professor Douglas Laycock Supports Same-Sex Marriage and Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

Last week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law SB101, the state’s religious freedom bill, which prompted a sharp and vocal backlash. Critics say the …

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The public movement to protect a free and open Internet is approaching a critical moment this week: on February 26, the Federal Communications Commission will …

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The Troubling Push to Deregulate Homeschooling

When my mother pulled me out of kindergarten to homeschool, it wasn’t a religious choice. We were an average Christian family, casually attending a non-denominational …

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Deborah Dash Moore has played a pioneering role in the study of Jews and in establishing the field of American Jewish history. Only with difficulty …

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My Husband’s Not Gay: Homosexuality and the LDS Church

  On Sunday, January 11, TLC debuted My Husband’s Not Gay, a show about a small but increasingly uncloseted community living out its own complex form of sexuality. My …

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