The Pledge, Dollars and Sense, and remembering the bombing in Birmingham
Today’s news and a TW&E legal docket review of a current challenge to the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in Massachusetts schools, plus: Dollars and Sense, a remembrance of the Birmingham, Ala., church bombing that helped spark the civil-rights movement, and more.
Foreign policy: On Sunday talk TV, President Obama defends his handling of the Syria crisis from Republicans who say his leadership has been improvised and unsteady.
Economy: White House and Congress stake out positions on the looming battle over spending and the debt limit.
Colorado floods: Another round of thunderstorms and flash flood warnings make the “storm of the century” that much worse.
Politics: Colorado governor on Sunday talk TV downplays the importance of recall elections that swept two anti-gun politicians from office.
Legal Docket: The Pledge of Allegiance
TW&E legal-affairs correspondent Mary Reichard explains the new strategy of Pledge opponents: to use the same successful “equal-protection” arguments homosexual activists used to overturn state marriage laws.
Dollars and sense
WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith reviews the recent stock market surge, and looks ahead to the financial stories likely to make news this week.
Remembering the Birmingham church bombing
A Sept. 15, 1963, blast at Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church killed four young girls. Some convictions in the case did not come until nearly 40 years later. Commentator Joel Belz is the founder of WORLD Magazine. Read his columns online.