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A La Carte (6/19)

Thursday June 19, 2008 Mississippi Flood Pictures
Here are some amazing pictures from The Boston Globe showing Iowa under the waters of the Mississippi.
Spanking to be Banned in Canada?
We know it’s only a matter of time. “Bill S-209, which needs House approval to be made into law, proposes to eliminate Section 43 of Canada’s Criminal Code, which allows parents, teachers and caregivers to use reasonable force to discipline a child and correct their behaviour.”
Al Gore’s Home
“In the past year, Gore’s home burned through 213,210 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, enough to power 232 average American households for a month.”
Gay Rights Law Challenges
NPR’s religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty talks with Jordan Lorence, senior counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, and Chai Feldblum, law professor at Georgetown University and director at the Federal Legislation Clinic, about the battle between equal rights and American ideals of religious freedom.”
Traffic Control
The blog for “Covenant Eyes” writes about a documentary that looks very interesting. “The film seeks to capture the debate around First Amendment rights and our society’s obligation to protect children from unwanted and graphic Internet content.”