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cspoppino commented on Brugger: Abortion: Let’s Discuss

Linda Brugger bent over backwards to be accommodating to Paul Thompson and members of his congregation. They did not address the City Council with a proposal to “talk about” the issue of abortion. They came to demand a total ban. Regular readers of the Times-News are accustomed to seeing …

The opt-in proposal for sex education is just another example of the blinders that our conservative legislators wear. It’s the same with them allowing parents to opt out of vaccinating their children, or allowing them to practice faith healing. I think these practices have two roots One is d…

I'm curious to see an economic analysis of this proposal. The last time Moyle and his cronies wanted to give back state money, most of it would have gone to wealthy individuals and corporations, while the average taxpayer would have gotten about $25. Much better to keep the money in the stat…

The legislators who back "nullification" demonstrate massive ignorance of federal law and of American history. Federal laws take precedence over state laws. Period. This was one of the major issues that led to the Civil War. Reviving it now will only result in another hopeless cour…

cspoppino commented on Rain mucks up harvest

Interesting about the rain amounts...why does the weather section list just under 3 inches and this cites twice that? I understand differences, but that seems extreme. Where are these measured?

It's reassuring to read that the sciences were removed from the list of approved subjects in this bill. No creationism, no flood, no stopping the sun. But I suspect that Sen. Nuxoll's intention in proposing this bill is to allow Bibles to be placed in as many public school classrooms as poss…

All the nitpicking about which religion spawns more terrorism and which of us knows the "real" Islam makes a very effective smoke screen to conceal basic fears. To my mind, the real issues behind the controversy about the refugee question are (1) fear of a changing world and (2) f…

I would say he is an extremist who does not represent the majority of Muslims, any more than Franklin Graham represents the majority of Christians.

People who fear bringing refugees into Idaho keep repeating the same misinformation about Islam. The teachings of Islam are no more violent and imperialistic than those of Christianity. The extremists of both faiths are a small minority. Most believers of both faiths simply want to live in p…

The Times-news has been doing its job well on reporting about the refugee center. They raised the question of why so much rancor and suspicion have surfaced after the center has operated peacefully for 30 years. They reported the arguments made for and against the center at CSI Board meeting…

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