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You better believe it

Culture | Relativism is history, and a confused absolutism is taking its place
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 9/18/17, 02:25 pm

That may be true for you . . . 
Hey, whatever floats your boat . . . 
My reality isn’t necessarily yours . . .

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Big scary Ben Shapiro

Protest | It costs a lot of money to protect free speech in Berkeley
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/15/17, 05:01 pm

BERKELEY, Calif.—If what happened on Sep. 14 at the University of California, Berkeley—birthplace of the 1960s "free speech movement"—is really what it takes to protect free speech today in the United States, America may be in trouble. 

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No faith in stained glass window funds?

Religious Liberty | Massachusetts taxpayers challenge a city grant to restore an active church’s historic stained glass windows
by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/12/17, 12:10 pm

Should a Massachusetts church be eligible for public preservation grants to help restore its historic stained glass windows?

The City of Acton thinks so and awarded Acton Congregational Church $100,000 under its Community Preservation Act. But a group of taxpayers sued, claiming the grant violates the Massachusetts Constitution’s ban on using public money to benefit religious institutions. The state’s Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments in the case last week and will issue a ruling in the next few months. 

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