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  • Separation of church and state doesn't mean churches must stay out of politics

    In his letter to the editor, "If the church wants to play politics, it should give up its tax-exempt status" (July 6), David Johnson seems to be misrepresenting the separation of church and state. It is clear that our founders believed that people should not be compelled to observe a state religion in order to gain the benefits of citizenship. There is nothing suggesting people must choose between their religion and their rights as citizens. By extension, churches can express views on behalf of their members, just as labor unions can speak for their members.
  • In "A Summer of Hummingbirds," scholar Christopher Benfey looks at cultural reconstruction after the Civil War

    In "A Summer of Hummingbirds," scholar Christopher Benfey looks at cultural reconstruction after the Civil War
    By Art Winslow Christopher Benfey, a scholar of Emily Dickinson and Gilded Age America, would not have his book "A Summer of Hummingbirds" had Dickinson not responded to a small floral painting sent to her in 1882 by writing an eight-line poem in...

    'Banquet at Delmonico's' by Barry Werth

    'Banquet at Delmonico's' by Barry Werth
    -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Evolutionist: In the Calendar section on Jan. 11, a photo caption with the review of the book "Banquet at Delmonico's" mentioned Charles Darwin and his fellow evolutionist, Herbert Spencer, but did not make clear...

    Jacket Copy

    Shiver me timbers R.L. Stine, author of the beloved "Goosebumps" series of creepy, crawly stories, is heading to "HorrorLand." The ghoulish theme park will be the springboard for 12 new tales, with Scholastic Books planning to release the first two...

    Historical novel looks at a divided Beecher family

    HARRIET AND ISABELLA By Patricia O'Brien Touchstone, 320 pages, $25 Imagine, for a moment, a family that so enthralls the country that its members' every move is chronicled by the media. Think reformist Kennedys, stalwart Bushes and add authors of...