Reform FOIA

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are a new front in the struggle for religious liberty. The requests, by which citizens can obtain copies of public documents, have already been invoked by the Diocese of Pittsburgh to request “information … about how federal officials decided what contraceptive procedures and medications should be covered under the mandate.” Groups such as Cause of Action and the National Organization for Marriage have also filed FOIA requests concerning IRS targeting… . Continue Reading »

Educational Compulsions

A Utah state senator, Aaron Osmond (10th District, Jordan), has proposed eliminating compulsory public school education. He is a member of the senate’s education appropriations committee. Critics suggest”among other things”that he is out to reduce the billions of taxpayer dollars required for public education. (He is also a nephew of Marie and Donnie Osmond, but that is unrelated to his political life in service to furthering Utah education endeavors.) In any case, we should look at his idea. Sen. Osmond complains that compulsory education… Continue Reading »