For the third annual National School Choice Week, Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, over 3,600 events across the country promote the idea that empowering parents to send their kids to the school of their choice is the best way to improve the nation's education system.
At a summit in Kiev, Ukraine, next week, pastors from Russia and other Eastern European nations will be provided with encouragement and guidance to solve the orphan crises in their nations through adoption and other programs. The Church is the only organization with the resources and mandate to solve the problem, Paul Pennington, executive director and founder of Hope for Orphans and one of the summit's organizers, told The Christian Post Tuesday.
Pressure from corporate sponsors may be the critical factor in a decision by the Boy Scouts of America to change policy to include homosexual scouts, volunteers and leaders.
President Barack Obama announced his support Tuesday for a bipartisan compromise on immigration reform unveiled Monday by the Senate's "gang of eight." If the gang of eight proposal fails, Obama added, he will submit his own legislation to Congress.
Are the norms of Democratic discourse at risk when elected officials attack the legitimacy of certain news organizations, while supporting only the news organizations that do not ask tough questions? This question is being asked by some commentators after a series of White House statements, including recently from President Barack Obama, assailing Fox News, and Obama's recent interviews with news organizations that only ask the president easy questions.
A coalition of conservative leaders will call on fellow conservatives to support letting Puerto Rico decide whether it will become the 51st state.
A bipartisan group of senators, known as the "gang of eight," announced Monday an immigration reform agreement. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), one of the gang of eight, held a conference call with supporters, including Christian leaders, thanking them for their effort, according to sources familiar with the call.
The benefits of intact biological families were emphasized on a "Building a Marriage Culture" panel at the National Review Institute's 2013 Summit, "The Future of Conservatism." One of the panelists, Doug Mainwaring, spoke of his personal experience as a gay man who came to realize that his own children need both a mother and a father.
A central message heard from many of the speakers at this weekend's National Review Summit, "The Future of Conservatism," was that conservatives do not need to change their message, but need to do a better job at communicating their message.
Advocates of reforming the U.S. Senate's filibuster rules were disappointed Thursday as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid opted for a set of much smaller reforms that he negotiated with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Reid hinted, in conversations with Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein, that he was just bluffing on the filibuster reform proposals to get McConnell to go along with the more modest agenda.
Fresh off victories in the 2012 election, the Democratic Party is embarking on ambitious plans to solidify its dominance in national elections for decades to come. Texas appears to be ground zero for this project.
The House of Representatives approved Wednesday, 285-144, a three-month extension of the debt limit. Included in that bill was a "no budget, no pay" provision, which requires members of Congress to pass a budget, or they will not receive a salary. Some of the lawmakers who voted against the bill say that the "no budget, no pay" provision violates the 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Many pundits, both liberal and conservative, have claimed that President Barack Obama's inauguration speech indicated a more liberal direction for the president's second term. If true, this would be a significant shift because, by at least one measure, Obama is the most conservative Democratic president in the post-World War II period.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wore an unusual hat to President Barack Obama's Inauguration ceremony Monday. Some observers speculate that the hat symbolized religious conscience protections and was worn to protest efforts by the Obama administration to enforce a birth control mandate on religious groups.
The nation celebrated the start of President Barack Obama's second term this week with a mix of fun and religious reverence.