Posts tagged "national day of prayer"

Praying For Prayer’s Sake
On the National Day of Prayer

by Scott Korb Listen to Scott, contributing editor to The Revealer, talk about the National Day of Prayer on BBC4's "Sunday." As defenders of the National Day of Prayer will tell you, George Washington called for our first day of prayer in 1789: “That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our...

Literal Interpretation of the Constitution

NPR's Melissa Block interviewed Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), ranking minority member of the Judiciary Committee, on a meeting held yesterday morning regarding President Obama's selection of a new Supreme Court justice. Here's the money quote that Block didn't pursue:
I would like to see a nominee who is committed to faithfully following the Constitution...

Other Peoples’ Rituals

Every now and then The Revealer receives a press release, or a sales pitch, or a call to arms — or, as in the case below, a call to “the craft” — that’s compelling enough to present as a kind of primary source journalism. Not because we’re endorsing or mocking the document in question, but because we’re...