Why There’s No Inconsistency in the Supreme Court’s Recent Affirmations of Religious Liberty

In its recent session, the Supreme Court issued two decisions hailed widely by religious-liberty advocates: one upholds parents’ rights to use school vouchers to send their children to religious schools; the other limits the government’s ability to interfere with religious schools’ hiring and firing decisions. In the view of some liberal commentators, there is an inherent contradiction between protecting religious institutions from government interference and requiring that they be eligible for public funds. Not so, argues Dan McLaughlin:

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More about: American law, American Religion, Freedom of Religion, Supreme Court

For Sudan, Peace with Israel Marks a National Turning Point

For decades, Sudan has not only been a safe haven for terrorists and an ally of such unsavory regimes as Iran and Qatar, it has also suffered from poverty, a bloody civil war, and a despotic Islamist regime. Its recent decision to make peace with Israel follows on the heels of—and flows from—the end of this long period of misrule. Jonathan Schanzer comments:

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More about: Israel diplomacy, Sudan, U.S. Foreign policy