FPL Daily News Reel: May 30, 2012
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What Ryan Missed
By Gerald J. Beyer — America, Opinion
Unfortunately, he badly misunderstands…solidarity and subsidiarity. He also misinterprets how these principles apply to the scourge of poverty in the United States.
Congressional Black Caucus Holds Faith Leaders Summit on Voting Rights
Attorney General Eric Holder delivers the keynote address at a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus and the Conference of National Black Churches.
Time to fight for a minimum wage increase
By Katrina vanden Heuvel — Washington Post, Opinion
We’ve seen who supports tax cuts on the wealthy and billion dollar subsidies to big oil. Let’s see who supports raising a minimum wage so a full-time worker can lift his or her family out of poverty.
Jewish groups, Senate Dems talk Iran and budget
By Ron Kampeas — Jewish Telegraphic Agency
And in a refrain familiar to such exchanges, senators urged Jewish groups to lobby not just for spending but also for tax hikes.
Nuns’ supporters plan vigil in response to Vatican crackdown
By Michael O’Malley — Cleveland Plain Dealer
The crackdown has caused an uproar among some Catholics, sparking dozens of vigils in cities across the country.
Kansas bans Shariah, Muslims eye legal fight
By Lauren Markoe — Religion News Service
Muslim civil rights groups are calling a new Kansas law that bans Shariah in state courtrooms an expression of Islamophobia that is vulnerable to a legal challenge.
After lawsuits and arson, judge’s ruling derails plans for Tennessee mosque
By Lateef Mungin — CNN, Belief Blog
The long-running battle between a Tennessee Muslim community and a group of critics over a new mosque took a dramatic turn Tuesday when a judge ruled that construction had to halt.
Thousands Protest Anti-Gay Pastor In North Carolina
By Annie-Rose Strasser — Think Progress
Worley came under fire last week after saying the U.S. should build an electrified fence to create a concentration camp for all gay people and “in a few years they’ll die out.”