It's a bit of a slow news day when your headlines is about British royalty. There are some interesting items below, but we'll spare you the commentary today. By the way, if you missed it, there were two Weblogs yesterday, not just one. Here's the morning posting, and the afternoon update.
Prince Charles & Camilla:
- The Church, Charles, and Camilla | The Archbishop of Canterbury has welcomed the announcement that Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are to marry (BBC)
- Archbishop to lead prayers after Charles-Camilla ceremony | According to reports, Rowan Williams dropped his objections to the marriage after a confidential meeting with the prince (The Telegraph, London)
- A radical union | How Charles and Camilla have plotted their way through a minefield of rules and sensitivities (Stephen Bates, The Guardian, London)
Church & state:
- Greek Goddess statue causes conflict of Herculean proportions | Sculpture erected in 1908 by the Women's Christian Temperance Union now "divisive" (Associated Press)
- America isn't a 'Christian' nation | It has been only four months since the election, but already we have discovered fissures in this special relationship between evangelicals and Jews (Shmuley Boteach, The Jerusalem Post)
- Protecting the faith | Eroding America's - and Virginia's - wall of separation between church and state would do more to harm religion than to help it (Editorial, The Roanoke Times, Va.)
- The 60% solution | Worried about the ACLU? Display only the commandments Jesus taught us (Gregg Easterbrook, The Wall Street Journal)
Immigration & asylum:
- House to vote on immigration bill | The administration wants Congress to abolish the annual limit on the number of asylum recipients who can get permanent residency, and asked for changes to ensure the bill doesn't create new barriers to obtaining asylum (Associated Press)
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