Robert Baldwin of Muscatine, Iowa was buried yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery. He was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan last month. This is one of his four children.
What you don’t see in the picture are the protesters from Westboro Baptist Church, who were on their way to the Supreme Court for yesterday’s arguments about whether they have the right to protest at the funerals of soldiers. The church celebrates the deaths of soldiers, saying it’s God’s retribution for American policies toward homosexuals.
Here are the court transcripts of the oral arguments.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.