Posts tagged "CHURCH V. STATE"

The Kids Are Alright

The editors of The New Republic argue in this week’s edition that the Supreme Court should allow the words “under God” to remain in the Pledge of Allegiance, since “even schoolchildren understand that the Pledge is a patriotic rather than a religious exercise.” In its attempt to respect the role of religion in American history, TNR gives it a...

And Now, This

France, lately indistinguishable from Saudi Arabia to many Americans, is considering banning the hijab from public schools. The idea gained steam when two girls were expelled from a suburban high school for wearing their veils, which the school termed “clothing of an ostentatious nature.” The Muslim girls’ father, Laurent Levy – yes, he’s Jewish – denounced the expulsion as...