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War on poverty, postal reform, the anti-Christian bias
Today’s news and commentary from Cal Thomas on the 50th anniversary of the war on poverty, plus: a discussion about postal reform, a look at the anti-Christian bias of the American press, and more
Celebrating the new year: Millions of people around the world counted down the seconds to New Year’s Day last night.
Global warming: Global warming scientists on a Russian research ship are counting the days until they’re rescued. Cal Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance comments on the research ship Akademik Schokalskiy that went looking for evidence of melting Antarctic ice and got stuck in the largest ice expansion since they began taking records.
Last minute: A Supreme Court justice has given a last minute reprieve on an Obamacare mandate. Obamacare requires employers to provide abortifacients and contraceptives in health insurance plans even it violates their religious beliefs. Late last night Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a temporary injunction, blocking the mandate.
Legal troubles: If 2014 is anything like past years, a lot of churches will be in court, according to Richard Hammar, church law expert. Analyzing thousands of court documents, he’s concluded that the number one reason churches get sued is the sexual abuse of minors.
Business/economy: WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith reports that the last day of the year ended up for U.S. stocks, led by financial companies.
Commentary: War on poverty
Commentator Cal Thomas discusses what has happened 50 years after President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. Thomas says, the cost has been greater than what we can measure in dollars and cents.
TW&E senior correspondent Kent Covington speaks with Veronique De Rugy of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University about upcoming postal reform in the United States.
The anti-Christian bias of the American press
In this segment, John Stonestreet of Breakpoint This Week talks with WORLD News Group’s editor in chief Marvin Olasky and our vice president Warren Cole Smith about their recent book Prodigal Press: Confronting the Anti-Christian Bias of the American News Media (P&R Publishing, 2013). Read excerpts from Prodigal Press.