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"For most of my adult life, I was a political independent because I believed, and still believe, that my allegiance should be to strongly held personal beliefs and not to an intractable agenda set by politicians and party operatives. I'm a student of commonsense and compromise who learns something new every day. This has allowed me to embrace positions on the right and left of center, with an admitted tilt to the left. As a centrist, I'm pleased to have  infuriated and delighted friends on both extremes of the political spectrum. I hope to do the same for those who read my column."
Thursday, April 05, 2012 — John Heagney

All right. I'll come right out and say it: I'm in favor of prayer in schools.

Yes, in PUBLIC schools. 

No one has the right to deny prayer to a student seeking divine intervention before a major exam for which no amount of last-minute cramming will produce remotely correct answers. Such prayer has...

Monday, April 02, 2012 — John Heagney

I know of an immigrant couple who, as cliched as it may sound, came to this country seeking the American Dream.

The husband and wife, with third- and sixth-grade educations, arrived and immediately found jobs. He as a bus driver, she as a factory worker. A year after they married, the wife discovered she was pregnant and gave birth to a mentally retarded daughter. Two years after that, their son was born...

by Dr. Radut.