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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJuly 18, 20176min1059

Democratic congressional candidate Levi Tillemann on Tuesday condemned as "bigoted" and "clearly dogwhistle politics" a demand issued by Victor Mitchell, a Republican running for governor of Colorado, that one of his primary opponents — a member of a famous Mormon family that includes Mitt Romney — return all campaign contributions he's received from Utah residents. But Mitchell rejected Tillemann's criticism, insisting that he was merely raising concerned about Utah competing for business with Colorado.


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Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayApril 13, 20179min370

Whatever happened to Charlie Hebdo? For years, the French satirical magazine threw spit balls at polite society. Its writers and cartoonists particularly delighted in ridiculing religions and pieties. Some people found that amusing and thought-provoking. Others were appalled and offended. Such is life in a free country. Then on Jan. 7, 2015, two French Muslims of Algerian descent broke into Charlie Hebdo’s offices firing automatic weapons and shouting “Allahu akbar!” They killed 12 people including the editor-in-chief. As they left, they proclaimed: “We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad!” Their broader message: Under Islamic law (as interpreted by them), insulting or even parodying Islam is forbidden. That law applies not just to Muslims in Islamic states but to everyone everywhere. Those who violate it are to be executed. ...