Newspaper Prayers: Monday, November 20th

Headlines from the New York Times for Monday, November 20, 2017

South Korean Official Says Trump’s Visit Improved Relations

Like many of her fellow citizens, the leader of South Korea’s ruling party was unhappy with President Trump’s threats to destroy nuclear-armed North Korea. But she now says Mr. Trump’s visit this month appears to have made him appreciate more fully the need to peacefully resolve the crisis. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Monday, November 20th”

Newspaper Prayers: Friday, November 17th

Headlines from the New York Times for Friday, November 17, 2017

Everybody Hates the Trump Tax Plan

Looking at the reactions to Republican tax plans, I found myself remembering what people used to say about former Senator Phil Gramm, whose presidential ambitions never went anywhere but who did help cause the 2008 financial crisis: “Even his friends don’t like him.” Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Friday, November 17th”

Newspaper Prayers: Thursday, November 16th

Headlines from the New York Times for Thursday, November 16, 2017

Roy Moore and the Sorry State of Evangelical Politics

(I have included excerpts from an editorial by William S. Brewbaker III. The article is worth reading in its entirety.)

As an evangelical Christian, an Alabamian and a Republican, I’m ashamed of Roy Moore and upset that so many people are determined to defend him against sexual assault allegations, no matter what. I’m even more bothered, however, by what Mr. Moore’s popularity says about the sorry state of evangelical Christianity. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Thursday, November 16th”

Newspaper Prayers: Wednesday, November 15th

Headlines from the New York Times for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Senate Plans to End Obamacare Mandate in Revised Tax Proposal

Senate Republicans have decided to include the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that most people have health insurance into the sprawling tax rewrite, merging the fight over health care with the high-stakes effort to cut taxes. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Wednesday, November 15th”

Newspaper Prayers: Tuesday, November 14th

Headlines from the New York Times for Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fifth Woman Accuses Senate Candidate Roy Moore of Sexual Misconduct

An Alabama woman accused Roy S. Moore on Monday of sexually assaulting her when she was 16, the fifth and most brutal charge leveled against the Republican Senate candidate. Senate Republicans are now openly discussing not seating him or expelling him if he wins the Dec. 12 special election. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Tuesday, November 14th”

Newspaper Prayers: Monday, November 13th

Headlines from the New York Times for Monday, November 13, 2017

How War Created the Cholera Epidemic in Yemen

The quality of mercy is strained in the Middle East. Last week, Saudi Arabia closed off the highways, sea routes and airports in war-torn Yemen, forbidding humanitarian groups from even shipping chlorine tablets for the Yemenis suffering from a cholera epidemic. More than 500,000 Yemenis have been infected with cholera this year and nearly 2,000, mostly children, have died, according to the World Health Organization. The International Red Cross expects about a million people to be infected by cholera in Yemen by December. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Monday, November 13th”