Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

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'Day of reckoning'

Politics | President Obama delivers an address to Congress and to the world, outlining a way out of the sour economy
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/24/09, 12:00 am

Before members of Congress, his Cabinet, Supreme Court justices, his wife, millions of Americans, and people around the world, President Obama delivered a speech Tuesday at the Capitol. Under glaring lights and the glare of global attention, he addressed the gloom of the economic crisis.

Though the president said the "day of reckoning has arrived," he assured Americans, "We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before."

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A spring in the march

Abortion | Young pro-lifers showed up in large numbers at the annual March for Life
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/14/09, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Thousands poured onto the National Mall Jan. 22, trampling the detritus from a presidential inauguration 48 hours earlier and carrying signs that read "Yes We Can Terminate Abortions," co-opting one of President Barack Obama's campaign slogans.

The occasion was the annual March for Life, held on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which mandated legal abortion in the United States. Speakers at the march called on Obama to defend "all Americans," including the preborn, casting the movement in the light of other historic causes like civil rights.

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Patriot games

Culture | What do you get when you mix Obama-inspired love of country with leftist religion?
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/14/09, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone, George Lucas, Tom Hanks, Jack Black, and Samuel L. Jackson were all in the same city-and it wasn't Los Angeles. After years of threatening to move to Canada because of their frustration with American politics, stars were descending on Washington, D.C., for inauguration festivities.

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