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Hobby Lobby: It’s Not Either/Or

Debates regarding Monday’s US Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. raged on all week and continue to infiltrate every medium, even on – and maybe especially on this Independence Day. [NB: SCOTUSblog again stands out as one of the highest quality resources on the Internet.] One of my favorite collections of…

Declaration of Independence

“Our Declaration”

Happy Fourth of July. For a provocative discussion that examines the people and the prose of the Declaration of Independence, listen to some or all of this Diane Rehm show from July 3, 2014. And get outside. The weather is gorgeous in Northeast Ohio today.

President of Ohio’s Board of Education, Debe Terhar, still hasn’t spoken to Ohioans about her H-bomb

Thought for the weekend: Maybe we’re hearing people drop literary equivalents of bombs – shiny distracting explosive objects – in the midst of debates about complicated issues precisely because the issues are so complicated. And isn’t it easier to follow the shiny object and debate that? But if anything, we should note those explosions as…

Public Meetings on Merger Study: February 7 & February 8

From the inbox: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contacts: John O’Brien: 216.698.2099 or jfobrien@cuyahogacounty.us Nicole Dailey Jones: 216.263.4602, 216.338.0863 or ndjones@cuyahogacounty.us MERGER STUDY KICK-OFF, COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION DESIRED Cuyahoga County – The Shared Services/Merger Study for Moreland Hills, Orange, Pepper Pike, and Woodmere, Ohio is being launched through a series of public meetings on Thursday, February 7,…

Proud to be a Positive Deviant

I’ve always felt that even when I’m disagreeing with people simply because we have different perspectives on the same subject matter, and maybe I’m talking about a lot of people in that “we” and I’m the only one seeing something the way I’m seeing it, it’s necessarily because of some flaw in how I’m seeing…