The World and Everything in It

Sept. 22, 2014
The World and Everything in It

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Legal Docket, religious liberty, “Dollars and Sense”

Today’s news and a Legal Docket preview of the upcoming Supreme Court term, plus: Baptist leader Russell Moore speaks on the importance of religious liberty, a preview of the week ahead for the financial markets, and more 

Program Segments

Monday news

ISIS war: Despite White House insistence that a global coalition is forming to battle ISIS terrorists, Republicans say airstrikes alone won’t do the job, that ground forces are necessary to defeat the enemy. Meanwhile, religious-freedom advocates criticize U.S. foreign policy for strengthening the hands of jihadists devoted to eradicating Christian communities around the world. They also warned against a plan that would politicize the U.S. commission that monitors religious freedom.

Politics: Experts put Republicans’ chances of taking control of the U.S. Senate at 60%, with generic polling giving the GOP a four-point advantage over Democrats nationwide.

Legal Docket: A look ahead to the 2014-15 Supreme Court term

Mary Reichard, legal-affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It, discusses these cases: 

Online threats: Unlawful conduct or artistic expression? (Elonis vs. United States)

Signs of the times: Churches say town sign ordinance discriminates (Reed v. Town of Gilbert)

Facially unconstitutional? Christians, atheists defend Muslim inmate’s right to a wear a beard (Holt v. Hobbs)

Plus: Arkansas State reverses, for now, its decision not to allow memorial crosses on the back of football players’ helmets. 

Russell Moore: Why we must stand firm for religious liberty

Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, spoke Sept. 10 at the Evangelical Leadership Summit, hosted by the American Enterprise Institute. Dr. Moore’s full remarks are online here.

Dollars and sense: Fed announces nothing new, markets respond favorably

Warren Cole Smith covers financial news for WORLD News Group.

Sept. 22, 2014


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