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Does the Supreme Court have a religious double standard? Factors to consider

Over the past year, particularly after the Supreme Court’s ruling last summer in Trump v. Hawaii (the travel ban case), many Americans have been asking, “Does religious freedom apply equally to all religious communities in America?” The matter again came to the fore with February and March cases involving death…

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A paradox called “girl”

Do you know what this means?”, she said in a desperate tone. Her husband looked down with distraught eyes, as if to mourn. He knew the challenges that lay ahead. All his thoughts were now filled with dread. To bring up a girl child in this world, To protect her…

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Dear Ethar

Dear Ethar, I’m sorry For every time I look at your hijab And stare Smile Stick my eyes to that Fabric substitute for hair Until you pass Eyes down Reluctant to look at me. I want to push my hand out In those moments Grab you by the arm Apologize…

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Serial and storytelling

The much anticipated conclusion to the wildly popular podcast, Serial, was released yesterday morning – and it was flat. As listeners we knew that this “one story, told week by week,” was also being written week by week as new information came to the attention of the producers. There was…

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