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Schools must give kids tools for informed debate on Iraq
By Charles Haynes Where else will students get the history, civic knowledge, civic virtues needed to seriously engage questions of war and peace?
Schools may pay the price if they ignore new guidelines on religion
By Charles Haynes Education Department guidelines say schools will lose federal funding if they unconstitutionally promote religion or unconstitutionally deny students' religious-liberty rights.
Students trying to form clubs have free speech, law on their side
By Charles Haynes School administrators in Colorado, Texas prove attacks on First Amendment can come from both ends of the ideological spectrum.
School's handling of memorial tiles adds sadness to Columbine tragedy
By Charles Haynes Legal fight ends as Supreme Court refuses to consider parents' appeal, chance to bring healing to wounded community also is lost.
Old church-state debates likely to continue in new year
By Charles Haynes Here are nominees for most significant, most underrated and most overblown religious-liberty stories of 2002 plus an 'under the radar' story that bears watching.
First Amendment stands between Americans and religious chaos
By Charles Haynes What word of hope can be spoken in a world where even the birthplace of the 'Prince of Peace' has become a war zone?
Free speech is messy, but restricting it is messier
By Charles Haynes Just ask Cincinnati, where efforts to control holiday displays have turned into a legal quagmire.
Giving thanks for the first freedom
By Charles Haynes Without freedom of conscience and freedom of the mind, no free speech, press, assembly or petition is possible.
Posting religious codes is but first step for 'Ten Commandments movement'
By Charles Haynes Long-term aim of Alabama's chief justice, some TV evangelists is to restore the Christian America they believe has been lost.
'Teaching the controversy' over evolution could be disastrous
By Charles Haynes Without adequate teacher preparation, reasonable-sounding approach would actually be confusing, dangerous.
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