The First Temptation Of The Book Banners: Censorship

Rob Boston Wall of Separation Sunday marks the beginning of Banned Books Week, an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association and other groups that support the freedom to read, explore ideas and learn. Not everyone is for that. Religious Ri ... Read »

Coercive Municipal Prayer Upheld In North Carolina – For Now

Andrew Nellis Wall of Separation Yesterday, a federal court of appeals released a troubling decision in which the judges ruled, by a vote of 2-1, that a controversial government-prayer practice can continue. In Rowan County, N.C., (not to be confused with ... Read »

Actually, It’s All Right To Argue With Street Preachers

Rob Boston Wall of Separation When I was a college student many years ago, we could look forward to an annual spring ritual: an itinerant evangelical preacher would appear on campus, set up base in an open area near the library and cut loose with some hel ... Read »

According To The GAO, More Vouchers Mean More Problems

Elise Helgesen Aguilar Wall of Separation This week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, an independent agency that works for Congress and investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer money, released a new report on private school vouche ... Read »

A Summit Void Of Values

Rob Boston Wall of Separation Yesterday AU Communications Associate Rokia Hassanein wrote about attending the Values Voter Summit (VVS) for the first time. I felt a little guilty throwing her into the abyss when she’s been with AU for less than a month, b ... Read »

Don’t Gamble With Voucher Schemes In Atlantic City

Maggie Garrett Wall of Separation I was excited to be relaxing last week in Ocean City, N.J., my hometown. But one morning when I opened the local paper, the Press of Atlantic City, I was disappointed to find out that work had followed me on vacation: The ... Read »

The Final Repudiation Of Phyllis Schlafly

Rob Boston Wall of Separation Last night around 9:40 I received an email with a curious subject line. “The Greatest American Woman, R.I.P.,” it read. “Who could that be?” I wondered as I opened the message. Came the answer: Phyllis Schlafly. “Today, Phyll ... Read »