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FPL Daily News Reel: June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012, 3:11 pm | Posted by Nick Sementelli

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The Religious Right Turns 33: What Have We Learned?
By Jonathan Merritt — Atlantic, Opinion
I first met Jerry Falwell in 1999 when I was a senior in high school. My father, a pastor who was about to be elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, drove me to Lynchburg, Va., at Dr. Falwell’s request.

‘Nuns on the Bus’ take on Paul Ryan
By Mary C. Curtis — Washington Post, On Faith
“Nuns on the Bus” tour to spotlight issues of social justice – across nine states, including Ryan’s Wisconsin — is perfectly in line with Catholic teaching. “We’re sticking with the bishops on this one.’’

Nuns’ leader seeks dialogue with Vatican to plead case
By Ann Rodgers — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sister Janet Mock, a Pittsburgher at the center of the dispute between the Vatican and an umbrella group for nuns, is perplexed at the order for an archbishop to oversee her work.

Government is the solution
By E.J. Dionne Jr. — Washington Post, Opinion
Let’s turn Ronald Reagan’s declaration on its head: Opposition to government isn’t the solution. Opposition to government was and remains the problem. It is past time that we affirm government’s ability to heal the economy, and its responsibility for doing so.

Tea party preps for other Big Labor state battles
By Robin Bravender and Anna Palmer — Politico
Fresh off last week’s seismic victory against Big Labor, conservative activists are revving up their ground game in key presidential swing states where unions have long dominated.

Virginia student graduates from high school, braces for deportation
By Eli Saslow — Washington Post
In the election-year debate over immigration reform, the situation Mejia is in has become one of the most debated of all. What should the United States do with illegal immigrants who come to the country as children, grow up here, break no laws and want to remain?

A lesson in tolerance for Arizona
By Los Angeles Times, Editorial
If the state’s lawmakers are worried about growing resentment among its Latino residents, they have no one but themselves to blame.

Trespassing Case Adds Strain to Trinity Church’s Ties With Occupy Protesters
By Colin Moynihan — New York Times
“What a statement it would have been for this church at the top of Wall Street to give refuge and succor to this passionate group of people who have put their finger on the fact that there is no fairness in contemporary life,” Mr. Packard said.

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