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Football and the inspiration to be brave

The Super Bowl is here, and those of us who have been watching the NFL from day one of the season are looking forward to a good game. We're also facing truckloads of criticism for being fans. We'll be called brutes and bullies and layabouts and plenty of worse things. Can we answer these...

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Sainthood and Serra

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  • An irreverent debate on sainthood for Serra
    An irreverent debate on sainthood for Serra

    When Pope Francis announced two weeks ago that he expected to canonize Father Junipero Serra later this year, readers reacted by reflecting seriously on California's pre-Gold Rush history and Serra's controversial efforts to convert Indians to Catholicism as the founder of nine 18th century...

  • Overpopulation is killing the world's biodiversity

    To the editor: Your editorial highlights a critical issue that's frequently left out of the conversation: We can't effectively tackle climate change without looking at our runaway population growth and overconsumption. And it's not just the climate that's suffering from infinite growth on our...

  • Now the Republicans clamor for compromise?

    To the editor: When President Obama was first elected and Democrats also had control of Congress, Republicans were complimented for "standing on principle" when they opposed the economic stimulus and healthcare reform. Now that Republicans have control of Congress, Jonah Goldberg accuses...

  • Mormon Church still wants to discriminate against LGBT people

    To the editor: The Mormon Church offers to support adding "sexual orientation" to various non-discrimination laws. But rather than simply changing its policy or admitting that its prior opposition to gays was wrong, it requires a quid pro quo. ("Mormon Church tries to balance gay rights...

David Horsey

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