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Sep 17 2022
It is an essential obligation of state government and foundational to life and liberty: New York requires children to go to school and to receive instruction in English and math and other basic skills that are necessary for participation in our democratic society.
But New York has failed to fully enforce those laws. An education system that contains some of the finest schools in theNew York Times (Opinion)
Oct 07 2022
Iranian protests are in their third week. What began in outrage over a woman murdered in police custody has spread across the country. Protests have captured the popular imagination. Videos go viral of women cutting their hair, burning headscarves, or singing. Chants of "Death to the Dictator" are undeniable. That Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei must rely on the Lebanese Hezbollah to quell unrestGuest Writer - Right
Dec 16 2022
Advent has always been a bit of a desert experience for me. And it’s beginning to dawn on me that that’s what this season is supposed to be.
In spite of the fact that the liturgical season has been practically hijacked by the secular culture and its demands for lights, decorations, and shopping starting on Black Friday, Christmas was never meant to land in our laps like a fat turkey theCatholic Digest
Nov 02 2022
With nearly 100 percent of the votes counted in the Israeli elections, it seems that Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party will return to power.
Netanyahu urged his supporters to wait until final results are in before declaring victory. Still, according to the count so far, it seems clear that Netanyahu has a solid majority to form an ideologically conservativeCBN
Aug 22 2022
Texas schools have started receiving posters of the national motto "In God We Trust" that they will be required to display in accordance with a new state law.
The big picture: Those opposed are sounding the alarm about the law, arguing it imposes religion on students and flies in the face of the expectation that schools be secular.
The law, which was passed last year, saysAxios
Jul 28 2022
After several weeks of heat waves all over the world, I’m finding that the first thing I end up talking with anyone about, no matter where the person is from, is the weather. And then, almost every time, —the conversation turns to how “crazy” and angry everything seems right now—whether in the world, the nation, or the church.
What if those two conversations turn out to be strangelyChristianity Today
Apr 11 2021
For the fifth time, the U.S. Supreme Court has sided with religious adherents and against California's COVID-19 restrictions. This time, the court barred the state from enforcing a rule that for now limits both religious and non-religious gatherings in homes to no more than three households.
The court's unsigned order came on a 5-4 vote. Chief Justice John Roberts cast his lot with theNPR (Online News)
Apr 11 2021
In another late-night ruling, the Supreme Court on Friday blocked another California coronavirus restriction on religious gatherings, saying the state’s limits on home-based Bible study and prayer sessions violated constitutional rights.
The 5-to-4 order on an emergency petition illustrates how a new majority on the court — with Justice Amy Coney Barrett playing a decisive role — is nowWashington Post
Jul 12 2021
For the past few decades, the Federal Reserve has succeeded in keeping inflation low—perhaps too low. It had an assist: Shifts in the global economy, including globalization, demographics and the rise of e-commerce, helped keep prices in check.
Some economists say these so-called secular forces have begun to reverse in ways that the pandemic has intensified.
“The factors thatWall Street Journal (News)
Mar 02 2023
This piece was originally published on Divided We Fall, which AllSides rates as mixed. It was written by Melissa Deckman, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, and Timothy Head, Executive Director of Faith & Freedom CoalitionWhat Is the Future of Christianity in American Politics?
By Melissa Deckman – CEO, Public Religion Research Institute
It is hard to escape newsDivided We Fall (author)