To address global poverty, aid groups must recognize that a key cause of poverty is a justice system that fails to protect its most vulnerable citizens against violence, Gary Haugen, president, CEO and founder of International Justice Mission, argues in his new book, The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence.
President Barack Obama's failures to adequately address his administration's biggest challenges demonstrates that he does not have the competence to be an effective president, some liberals and Democrats have begun to claim.
Conservatives are arguing that the current scandal involving Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals supports their view that the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," will not work well. Liberals counter that the VA scandal involves isolated incidents; with better management and more resources VA hospitals can provide a shining example of government run healthcare.
Americans are about evenly split on the issue of abortion. The issue is more likely to be a deciding factor in the vote of pro-lifers than pro-choicers, but there are fewer pro-life registered voters.
Conservatives Should Stop Arguing About Size of Welfare State, Focus on Role of Gov't, Conservative Reformists Say
Rather talk about the size of government, conservatives should be talking about the proper role of government, a group of conservatives argued Wednesday as they presented an agenda aimed at helping the middle class and working poor.
Democratic Leader Decries 'Politics of Division;' Says Republicans Want to Take Away Democracy, More Comfortable in Russia
Former Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean complained Tuesday about the politics of anger, hate and division from the "extreme right wing," then argued that Republicans are trying to take away democracy, would be more comfortable in Russia or Ukraine, and should stay away from the United States.
A federal court has blocked the Department of Health and Human Services from enforcing its birth control mandate on two Christian colleges, Dordt College in Iowa and Cornerstone University in Michigan, while their cases move forward.
Marco Rubio Mentions When Life Begins According to Science; Washington Post Looks for Answers With Pro-Abortion Group
The Washington Post was criticized for publishing a "fact checking" article on what science says about when life begins by only consulting a pro-choice organization.
Analysis: Race, Religion and Politics Are on a Collision Course That Will Shake Up the Political Parties
Two of the most prominent partisan splits in the United States today, race/ethnicity and religion, are undergoing a generational shift that promises to shake up the traditional alliances that comprise the Democratic and Republican parties. How party leaders choose to respond to this shift could determine the future of American politics for a generation.
Evangelicals will, inevitably, "change with times," "adapt," "get with the program," "finesse their position" on homosexuality and same-sex marriage, some say. Historically, however, the churches that changed with the times have not fared well.
Study: Americans Exaggerate How Often They Go to Church; Catholic, Mainline Exaggerate More Than Evangelical
Americans exaggerate how often they go to Church in answers to surveys, a new study finds. Catholics and Mainline Protestants exaggerated more than Evangelical Protestants and black Protestants.
The main issue for those who are gay and Christian is whether they are following Jesus, author Michael Brown says in his new book, "Can You Be Gay and Christian?"
Robert P. George, a Catholic, spoke Tuesday about his admiration for Evangelicals at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.
With the Days of Comfortable, Acceptable Christianity Now Over, Don't Be Ashamed of the Gospel, Robert P. George Encourages
The days of acceptable Christianity in America are over, so in order to be a faithful witness to the gospel, Christians must be willing to suffer the costs of discipleship, Dr. Robert P. George declared in a Tuesday speech.
Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, clarified that his recent criticism of a Christian talk radio program as missing a redemptive message was not aimed at all Christian talk radio programs.
To make a strong argument, address the strongest arguments of your opponents, any debate coach will tell you. Supporters of the Common Core, however, are doing just the opposite. They ignore the opponent's strongest arguments while trying to create the impression they are just a bunch of crazies.
Children who are not raised by both of their biological mother and father are more likely to have experienced traumatic events, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Do you think Fox News is the only network that wants the Obama administration to come clean on its numerous scandals? Think again. Here are five non-Fox News journalists who are demanding answers.
Ahead of the 2014 midterm elections and 2016 presidential race, Republican candidates appear to be ignoring its social conservative base. Social conservatives believe this is a losing strategy.
Common Core as an issue among potential Republican presidential contenders has become complicated as hopefuls seek to tap the energy of the anti-Common Core movement even though many of them still support the theory behind Common Core.
Over 250 Evangelical pastors traveled Tuesday from 25 different states to Washington, D.C., to urge members of Congress to pass immigration reform based upon a set of six principles this year.
A "Religious Left" movement will remain an essential component of the Progressive Movement in America, yet it will never be as important to liberalism as the Christian Right is to conservatism, a new Brookings Institution report by E. J. Dionne and William Galston argues.
According to Thursday remarks by Speaker of the House John Boehner and an Evangelical Immigration Table spokesperson interviewed Friday by The Christian Post, immigration reform legislation could still pass Congress this year.
A group of 58 same-sex marriage supporters signed a public statement condemning the gay marriage activists who have sought to punish, rather than persuade, those who disagree with them.
College students with fathers who were involved in their lives were 98 percent more likely to graduate than students with uninvolved fathers. This was one of the findings presented Wednesday by W. Bradford Wilcox at an American Enterprise Institute presentation, "Graduation day: How dads' involvement impacts higher education success."