Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
He continued: “We gather in the way that the human family was gathered in the heavens by the Creator before he sent us, his highest creation, to Earth, to steward his creation.” So began Rami’s beautiful khutba, a sermon that accompanies Muslim congregational prayers, in a most remarkable place: a Wrigley Field conference room on the first day of this summer’s crosstown series against the White Sox.
“You’ll remember this day forever,” my mother said. It was July 4, 1976, the morning of the Bicentennial.
“What am I going to remember?” I asked her.
“The meaning of freedom!” she said, her eyes misting as they often did when my mother — an immigrant from Germany — spoke about her adopted country.
U.S. support for legal same-sex marriage continues to trend upward, now at 70%—a new high in Gallup's trend since 1996. This latest figure marks an increase of 10 percentage points since 2015, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all states must recognize same-sex marriages.