Christmas may be over, but before we head into a new year, I think it's important to point out one last tussle over the holiday that had a happy ending.
The mayor of Avon, Ohio, posted the message "Remember Christ is in Christmas" on a marquee outside city hall on Dec. 15.
Before American service personnel head off for training, they must make a final stop a Military Entrance Processing Station to have a final physical exam, take the oath of office for joining the armed forces and get their own copy of the Bible.
Is church-state separation a threat to Christianity? Religious Right forces want you to think so.
Note: This blog post is a re-publication of an item that originally appeared on Christmas Day, 2007. Happy Holidays to all!
Note: This opinion column by Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United, ran in the Vacaville (Calif.) Reporter on Dec. 12, under the title "Let's End This War on Christmas."
The controversy over Barack Obama's decision to ask Pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration refuses to die down. Discontent over the matter continues to simmer around the Web, and now the pundits are weighing in.
Andre Carson is a Muslim. Jared Polis is Jewish. Dina Titus is Greek Orthodox.
Does it matter? Maybe. Maybe not.
Most political analysts agree that the November election was a repudiation of President George W. Bush and his policies.