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Cal Thomas on Syria, Obamacare, another view on civil rights, football season and worship
Today’s news and a conversation with TW&E commentator Cal Thomas on the problems and challenges of Washington’s mission in Syria, plus: the coming clash on Obamacare, a speech by Robert Woodson on economic empowerment of the poor, commentary on football season, and more.
Syria and Congress: After a Labor Day huddle at the White House, two of the president’s toughest critics on Syria, Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, are now his top lobbyists on Capitol Hill.
Syria and the White House: Obama administration officials to “flood the zone” to press for passage of a resolution authorizing force to punish Damascus for the poison-gas attack last month.
Fighting fire: The Rim Fire, as it’s known, was 60 percent contained as of yesterday, but full containment is still weeks away, and 4,500 homes remain threatened.
“One Nation Under God”: Atheist lawsuit taken seriously in Massachusetts, and the state’s highest court is considering a challenge to the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in the public schools.
Business and the economy: Wall Street is bracing for a wave of economic reports this week, including the August jobs report.
A visit with Cal Thomas on Syria
TW&E commentator Cal Thomas joins us to talk about the Obama administration’s non-existent foreign policy, about the limits of the American military to right wrongs in Syria, and about the Nobel Peace Prize the president should return.
The coming clash on health-care
TW&E’s Kent Covington on the politics of Obamacare, as the law’s deadlines draw near.
‘Not just outreach, but uplift’
Robert Woodson of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise argues that political leaders need to focus less on race and more on economic empowerment of the poor. His remarks were recorded last week at an event marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.