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From 1873 to his death in 1915, Anthony Comstock was one of the most powerful cultural arbiters in the United States. As Special Agent for the United States Postal Services and Secretary of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, Comstock was charged with enforcing anti-obscenity and anti-indency laws for which he lobbied…

The Serpentine Wall: Religion and Free Speech in and around the Public Schools [Lecture]

2010-09-10 The Serpentine Wall from Frederick Lane A lecture on religious freedom, separation of church and state, and public schools presented at the Arizona School Boards Association Law Conference on September 10, 2010. This lecture is appropriate for school boards, district staff and teachers, and parents. It also can be adapted for students at various…

Palin Pick for VP Makes McCain Panderer-in-Chief [Press Release]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Info: Frederick Lane Burlington, VT 802-318-4604 fslane3@gmail.com www.FrederickLane.com BURLINGTON, VT — Senator John McCain’s selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin makes it clear that when it comes to critical social and political issues — including U.S. Supreme Court appointments, federal science policy, public education, and birth control — a McCain/Palin White…

Romney: “Ich bin ein Kennedy” [x-post]

[Note: This post was originally published on the Beacon Broadside on December 10, 2007.] Last week, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney traveled to College Station, Texas, to deliver a major address on faith to an audience at the George H.W. Bush presidential library. Given the fact that the speech was so clearly an attempt to…