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Value of anonymous speech too often ignored

Virtually all commentators are critical of an organization engaging in political activities without publicly identifying the organization’s donors. The entire vocabulary of the discussion (e.g., “dark money,” “secretive” practices, and “shadowy” organizations) manifests this perspective.

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Not just smokers: Every woman is at risk for lung cancer

Every five minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with lung cancer, including nearly 2,000 this year from Arizona. Half of these women will not be alive a year later, and two-thirds of women diagnosed never smoked or are former smokers. The American Lung Association is racing against the clock to save women’s lives, and to raise awareness of the facts that lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of women, and that every woman is at risk for the disease.

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Climate change is a moral issue crucial to people of faith

Climate change is a moral issue crucial to people of faith

I have served on the Arizona Ecumenical Council Earth Care Commission as both a committee member and as chairperson for about 15 years. Recently, I was asked to comment on the Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon rule to curb the growing threat of greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change.

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EPA should go beyond crackdown on coal industry

EPA should go beyond crackdown on coal industry

I am delighted that the EPA has finally moved to abate the disastrous impacts of climate change by regulating carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. But, given the adverse reaction from the coal industry, the agency should have issued parallel regulations on emissions from meat industry operations.

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