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Easter offends the overly-sensitive, but not the Constitution (access required)

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Reasonable people can of course differ on whether or in what manner our officials should acknowledge religious holidays and traditions in their public comments. But not every political dispute is a constitutional question, and such disagreements are best addressed through the democratic means of discussion and debate – not unilaterally settled by unelected judges.

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Vacation bill doesn’t go far enough (access required)

legislation

I’ve seen colleagues grow from scrappy startups to thriving companies, but I’ve also seen communities hit by scandals and heartbreaks. I want newcomers to know that they are welcome in the vacation rental market, but that we need to share standards of excellence to ensure the continuing success of our industry. Our local governments need to make better rules so that we can all set the bar higher.

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