FPL Daily News Reel: June 6, 2012
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Nuns, Rebuked by Rome, Plan Road Trip to Spotlight Social Issues
By Laurie Goodstein — New York Times
In a spirited retort to the Vatican, a group of Roman Catholic nuns is planning a bus trip across nine states this month, stopping at…facilities run by nuns to highlight their work with the nation’s poor and disenfranchised.
Churches Need Strong Federal Programs to Help the Vulnerable
By David Beckmann — Religion & Politics
My experiences as a Lutheran pastor and economist have taught me that we cannot “food-bank” our way out of hunger.
Government Is Not the Enemy, Nor the Only Answer
By Joel C. Hunter — Religion & Politics
The problem with jumping from a normal concern about government intrusion to a far-flung conclusion that all governmental growth is bad is that it falls short of logic, practical solutions, and, for Christians, the foundational place of government in God’s design.
How did Scott Walker win Wisconsin?
By E.J. Dionne Jr. — Washington Post, Opinion
Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s victory in the Wisconsin recall offers a number of lessons for American politics more broadly.
Only one takeaway from Wisconsin: Money shouts
By Glenn Thrush — Politico
Cash doesn’t talk in 2012, it shouts, and Wisconsin was a sonic boom that’s breaking glass in Chicago. Conservative groups outspent unions and progs in Wisconsin by an estimated SEVEN-TO-ONE.
UAW, coalition commit to repeal Alabama’s immigration law
By Cindy Estrada — Detroit News
H.B. 658 is barbaric, and every day it’s on the books is one day too many. H.B. 658 hurts everyone — Latino or not — because it bruises our humanity and mocks the American legacy of hope and freedom for all.It’s time for all of us to stand together against H.B. 658 and work together on comprehensive immigration reform.
Unequal pay no myth to America’s female workforce
By Rep. Rosa Delauro and Lilly Ledbetter — Politico, Opinion
This should not be a partisan issue. Republicans and Democrats should be able to come together in the name of basic fairness and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a common-sense reform that brings equal pay law into line with other civil rights laws.
Muslims sue to stop NYPD spying program
By Omar Sacirbey — Religion News Service
Muslim civil rights activists are headed to court to end a New York City Police Department program that they say violates their constitutional rights by spying on Muslims based only on their religion.