The Morning News

From the CS Monitor:
In India, it’s IKEA without the assembly: India, like most of Asia, has no IKEA outlet. The Swedish superstore, known for its inexpensive yet stylish home furnishings, has swept across Europe and North America – but not here. Indians who buy the catalogs aren’t interested in mail order. Instead, they do what middle-class Indians have always done – have local carpenters make the furniture.

US celebrates its most misread freedom: It may be America’s most important gift to the world. It began 220 years ago this week. Yet many Americans, it seems, still don’t understand what it entails. It’s the country’s unique experiment in religious freedom, rooted in the First Amendment to the Constitution.

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