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The threat of ideological purity in politics

A big part of the battle for this year's Republican nomination has been couched in terms of which of the four remaining candidates is the most conservative. I cannot help but be suspicious of this. My reasons have nothing to do with conservatism itself, but rather with what seems to …

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Whitworth Theatre to stage “All My Sons”

Whitworth Theatre will present its spring production, Arthur Miller's “All My Sons,” beginning Friday. “All My Sons” is a powerful condemnation of greed and its associated lack of moral responsibility. The play takes place in post World War II middle-America and tells the story of Joe Keller, a successful, self-made …

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BRIEF: Group plans to protest Santorum

UPDATE: SANTORUM TO HOLD RALLY AT 3 P.M., THURSDAY – NOT NOON, AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED. Upon learning that Rick Santorum would be in Spokane this week, a group of activists organized an impromptu protest. The group will be at New Life Assembly Churchfrom 12 to 3 p.m. Thursday — the same …

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Santorum to host rally in Spokane

 UPDATE: SANTORUM TO HOLD RALLY AT 3 P.M., THURSDAY – NOT NOON, AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED. On Thursday presidential candidate Rick Santorum will hold a rally at New Life Assembly Church in Spokane. Spokane County GOP Chairman Matthew Pederson made the announcement today. Santorum's religiosity has made lots of headlines lately. …

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Whitworth to host Peace Corps info session

Peace Corps representatives will host a special information session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Auntie's Bookstore, 402 W Main Ave. The first week in March is recognized as Peace Corps Week to commemorate the signing of President John F. Kennedy's executive order establishing the federal agency on March 1, 1961. …

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Big Bang Theory not created by religion-hating ogres

By Contributor Bruce Meyer I’m always perplexed when I hear pious talk about the Big Bang theory in underhanded, atheistic tones, as if it had been made up in a dark room by malicious religion-hating ogres. It’s a good story, one that doesn’t actually involve any ogres (I hope); only …

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