Day: November 8, 2013

Prodigal cat

by Linda Ryan One of my boys went walkabout for a bit this morning. I had held the door open for just a few seconds too long and out he went, tail straight up with enthusiasm and racing away as if celebrating a release from jail. He hadn’t done this for a couple of years …

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Up in arms

Colin Woodward, writing in Tufts Magazine, says that there’s never been “an America,” but rather eleven Americas—each a distinct nation–each viewing violence, as well as everything else, in its own way.

“Religious” prayer at public meetings

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard a case about prayer at public governmental meetings. The Greece, N.Y. case, the first major church-state dispute to go before the Supreme Court in nearly a decade, could be a vehicle to test the current justices’ views on whether practices seen as an official “endorsement” of a religion can give rise to a valid legal claim.