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Arizona schools that don’t display the flag and constitution could face fines

Arizona schools could be fined up to $1,000 if they don't display the United States flag, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and allow students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.... Read more»

Bill of Rights Day

Why ‘land of the free’ is more than a lyric

The hardest line to sing in the “Star-Spangled Banner” is also the most important. “O’er the land of the free …” with its character-building high note has been the bane of even professional singers. That’s probably appropriate. Becoming “the land of the free” wasn’t all that easy either. On Dec. 15, America commemorates the 221st birthday of the Bill of Rights, the most extraordinary and influential guarantee of individual freedoms in world history.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

U.S. Constitution: Bishops don’t get a veto

While Catholic bishops try to steamroll the Constitution, Republicans gleefully follow behind.... Read more»13

Guest opinion

The holiday that got away: Why we need to honor the Bill of Rights

Imagine if they canceled Independence Day. There would be outrage. Americans would be angered by the suggestion that we shouldn't celebrate freedom. And yet we do the same thing every Dec. 15 on the birthday of our Bill of Rights, a document that guarantees core personal liberties.... Read more»2

From the editor

Holiday party — you're invited!

Readers and supporters of TucsonSentinel.com are invited to join our staff Wednesday evening at the Shanty, as we celebrate the holidays and Bill of Rights Day. ... Read more»5

Guest opinion

The Bill of Rights comes to Arizona

If a silver lining exists to the explosive growth of national power over the past several years, it is that Americans are turning to their federal and state constitutions, reading them, understanding them, and invoking them to protect their rights. So the time is especially appropriate to bring a part of the Constitution to the people. ... Read more»3

Bill of Rights Day

A good day to celebrate freedom

It's the holiday that got away. Wednesday is the 219th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, a critical turning point in the history of this country and one that transformed this nation forever.... Read more»

To those who agreed we needed a Bill of Rights: Thanks

Considering that in many parts of the world there are people risking their livelihoods and even their lives to get some measure of the freedoms we have every morning when we awake, we should say "thanks" for them often... Read more»