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Issue No. 38: April-May '02

things within

This issue hit the streets April 5. This is some of it. Enjoy.
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ONE NATION UNDER GOD -- Blurring the line between church and state
by Elizabeth Moore
By keeping a clearly defined line between church and state, religious liberty is protected from interference from the government. If this is one of the ideas our country was founded on, why is religion suddenly so ubiquitous in the public sector?

From the Editor: by Craig Mazer
How to Use Your Pen to Protect Pigs from Cruelty -- The proposed amendment to Florida's Constitution would stop the inhumane practice of confining pregnant breeding pigs to "gestation crates" -- enclosures so small that the animals cannot even turn around. Your help is needed to bring some humanity to pork production.

Notes From the Cultural Wasteland by Morris Sullivan
Canadian figure skaters and the power of the media to "make it so."

Over-Priced Musings by Don Pflaster
Computers Under Your Skin: Millions of years of human evolution have brought us to this milestone. There are now identification microchips that can be placed inside the human body.

It's War
by Dr. Steven Best
The battle between animal activists and industries escalates. But who are the real terrorists?

Probing the Humanity of Police or Why You Shouldn't Hug a Cop
by Adam Finley
The truth about our law enforcement.

Comic Relief: The Muddlemarch by Neal Skorpen
Enron and the Media; John Ashcroft and Homeland Insecurity
Choose: Where's Dick? | Li'l Bush's State of the Onion

Quickies by various writers
A little bit on a whole heck of a hell of a lot of CDs.

Comic Relief: The K Chronicles by Keith Knight
"Life's Little Victories."

Advertiser Index: The businesses that make this magazine possible; includes lots of cool music-label links.

This issue's quotes:

"Those who try to stifle the vibrancy of our democracy and shield policies from scrutiny behind a false cloak of patriotism miss the real value of what our troops defend and how we best defend our troops. We will ask questions and we will defend our democracy."

--Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., March 2002 speech

"And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion & Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together."
--James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822