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If there is any group of people on the planet that should feel solidarity with the slain editors of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, it is writers. Appropriately enough, the writers group ...

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  • Washington Post: Clintons skate close to line on ethics, again
    Service at the highest levels of the United States government demands a certain instinctive sensitivity to right and wrong when it comes to ethics. So...
    Updated Apr 28 2015 05:39 am   |     |   Share
  • Robinson: GOP candidates against the tide on gay marriage
    WASHINGTON • No one can be certain which way the Supreme Court will rule on gay marriage, but the direction of history’s arrow is plain for all to see...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 06:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Op-ed: Conservatives hope Supreme Court looks abroad on gay marriage case
    By Trevin Wax Religion News Service Conservatives have often criticized the liberal wing of the Supreme Court for considering the decisions of forei...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sunstein: Marriage bans violate law as segregation did
    The same-sex marriage cases, which will be argued Tuesday, may well rank among the most important constitutional disputes in American history. The bes...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 07:09 pm   |     |   Share


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