Influence of Churches, Once Dominant, Now Waning in South
Jay Reeves, Associated Press
Prayers said and the closing hymn sung, tea-drinking churchgoers fill Marble City Grill for Sunday lunch. But hard on their heels comes the afternoon crowd: craft beer-drinking, NFL-watching football fans.
Americans Who Don’t Buy Health Coverage Face Heftier Fine in ’16, Analysis Finds
Abby Goodnough, New York Times
Americans who remain uninsured in 2016 despite having the option of buying health coverage through an Affordable Care Act marketplace will owe an average tax penalty of $969 per household, a new analysis has found.
Senate Approves Overhaul of No Child Left Behind Law
Emmarie Huetteman, New York Times
The Senate on Wednesday approved a sweeping revision of the contentious No Child Left Behind law, sending to President Obama’s desk a proposal that ends an era of federal control in education policy after 14 years.
Christians, the State Department, and Genocide
Mark Movsesian, First Things
ISIS is driving Christians from their homes, seizing their property, and, quite often, killing them in the most horrible ways. How does that not qualify as a genocide?