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The Prayer of Perez: Building a New Democratic Coalition

By Loran Posey, Jr. On Feb. 25, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez defeated progressive Rep. Keith Ellison in a 235-230 vote to become the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Perez was considered the establishment candidate and benefitted from the support of former Vice President Joe Biden, while Ellison, who was backed by Senator…

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The Pontiff is Coming to Philly

By Laura Pontari In the months leading up to September 22nd, the city of Philadelphia has been abuzz. Now, just two weeks shy, the city is in a state of mayhem, as they brace for “popenado,” as described by Philadelphia Magazine. Pope Francis, the Argentinian neo-liberal, uncharacteristically popular leader of the Catholic faith, has chosen…

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The Myth of the Voluntary Military

By: Michael Land “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom … to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.” – Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 18 In 1976, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, based on the Universal Declaration of…

Church and State: A Taxing Debate

By: Darrian Stacy Since its founding, the United States has upheld a tradition of tax exemption for religious institutions.  Existing unofficially in the United States for generations, the privilege became law with the 1894 tax code legislation.  Since then, the Supreme Court has repeatedly reaffirmed the right of religious groups not to be taxed, most…

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