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Culture Friday, Great American Songbook, Albin Sadar and team mascots
Today’s news and Culture Friday with John Stonestreet, discussing how to win the marriage argument, plus: an explanation of how singing the blues goes back to the Bible, humor writer Albin Sadar on some unusual mascots, and more
Obamacare hearings: Lawmakers launched a probe into the massive online system failures that have thus far crippled the Obamacare rollout. Multiple software company executives testified that the blame lies with Department of Health and Human Services.
Calls for delay: After abandoning its push to defund Obamacare last month, the GOP began pressing only for one year delay of the law’s individual mandate, the rule that requires either the purchase of healthcare or threatens a fine. And now the partisan divide that led to the partial shutdown is becoming a bipartisan call for a delay of the mandate as several Democrats join the ranks.
Religious freedom and expression: An Air Force Academy Oath is under fire because of the words “so help me God.”
Culture Friday: Reevaluating the marriage argument
John Stonestreet of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview discusses how the marriage argument needs to change. He suggests that people defending traditional marriage need to “get back to the power of story, the power of pop-culture and we’ve got to make a positive case for what marriage is, not just what it’s not.”
Singing the blues
In his Friday series on the American Songbook, Bob Case explains how singing the blues goes all the way back to biblical times.
With Major League Baseball taking its final 2013 swings, humor writer Albin Sadar riffs on some of the more unusual team mascots.