On Jan. 20, one day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States and become the first African-American to occupy the office. Great hopes and great anxieties converge upon this profoundly historic occasion.Obama's inaugural address -- drafted by a 27-year-old Holy Cross College graduate named Jon Favreau -- is expected to stick to broad themes expressed in his trademark rhetoric. Specifics will come later, in the State of the Union and budget messages.
But after months of uncertainty, Obama's relationship with moral conservatives may nevertheless be indelibly defined in the earliest days of his presidency. Barring a miracle, it seems unlikely to be a harmonious one. Read
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Pro-lifers anxious over Obama inauguration
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