June 17, 2014
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Iraq and Iran, legal round-up, encouragement to abandon pro-marriage march, marriage and family

Today’s news and commentator Cal Thomas discusses the issues in the Middle East with Iraq and Iran, plus: legal-affairs correspondent Mary Reichard talks about the most recent Supreme Court decisions, liberal politicians urge a Catholic leader to abandon the March for Marriage, sociologist W. Bradford Wilcox talks about marriage, class, and the economic welfare of children, and more

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Tuesday news

Iraq: The White House announced late Monday that up to 275 troops will be sent to protect the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.

Emails: The IRS says it has lost thousands of emails pertaining to the agency’s political targeting scandal. 

Border control: A number lawmakers are urging the White House to take action to address the crisis on the US southern border.

Graduation: The Supreme Court is refusing to weigh in on a federal case dealing with the constitutionality of holding graduation ceremonies within a church. 

Business/economy: WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith reports that several big mergers were announced on Monday.

Commentary: How to deal with Iraq and Iran

Commentator Cal Thomas discusses the issues with the Middle East. 

Legal round-up

Legal-affairs correspondent Mary Reichard talks about the most recent decisions handed down by the Supreme Court. 

Liberal politicians urge Catholic leader to abandon March for Marriage

Read “Nancy Pelosi urges S.F. archbishop to exit marriage march” from The San Francisco Chronicle

Also see the 2013 article “Archbishop Cordileone states case against gay marriage” from USA Today.

Marriage, class, and the economic welfare of children

Sociologist W. Bradford Wilcox heads the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia. Material related to to his presentation “Marriage—Separate and Unequal” is online here (PDF).

June 17, 2014


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