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The case for taxing churches

(04/10/16 2:12pm)

The primary reason churches in the United States have been tax-exempt thus far is due to the protection granted to them through the separation of church and state. In other words, churches are tax-exempt because taxing them would—according to some—violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which forbids the government from making laws “respecting an establishment of religion.” The clause “not only forbids the government from establishing an official religion, but also prohibits government actions that unduly favor one religion over another [and it] prohibits the government from unduly preferring religion over non-religion, or non-religion over religion,” according to Cornell University Law School.

EMU teams up with U of M for Best Buddies Walk

(04/10/16 2:47am)

Eastern Michigan University’s Best Buddies chapter teamed up with the University of Michigan to hold the Annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk and 5K run at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor Saturday, April 9. This walk was to raise funds to create a new Michigan office for the group as well as promote inclusion and fellowship among those with disabilities.

We're all responsible for Donald Trump

(04/03/16 2:01pm)

Donald J. Trump officially announced that he was running for president on June 16th, 2015. Speaking from Trump Tower in New York City, the then newly-announced candidate opened with a no-substance quip about the supposed idiocy and gutlessness of the other candidates saying, “How are they going to beat ISIS? I don’t think it’s gonna happen.” He then immediately transitioned into a more somber topic—the state of the country—when he said, “Our country is in serious trouble. We don’t have victories anymore. We used to have victories, but we don’t have them. When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let’s say, China in a trade deal?”