Scholars, especially political scientists, have become irrelevant to public debates, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof argued Saturday. After scolding the academic discipline for not engaging the public and using new tools, such as Twitter and blogs, political scientists went to their blogs and Twitter feeds to let Kristof know that they are doing exactly what Kristof complains they are not doing.
While President Barack Obama touts a desire to increase access to healthcare, his actions related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," suggest that he cares more about winning elections than providing health insurance to every American.
Are gays born that way? New research presented Thursday at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago looks at this question.
A new documentary about the Common Core produced by the Home School Legal Defense Association will be released on March 10.
The recent devotion of churches to caring for orphans has changed the lives of not only the children they saved, but the communities in which they serve and the churches themselves, panelists pointed out at a Wednesday event hosted by the American Enterprise Institute. With 400,000 kids still in foster care in the United States, though, there is more work to be done.
President Barack Obama is under fire from some of his liberal friends after nominating Georgia state Judge Michael Boggs, who has a pro-life and pro-traditional marriage voting record as a state representative, for a federal court judgeship.
"Persecuted," a new film that will be released on May 9, is a thriller with a political message about religious persecution and the abuse of government power.
The unemployment rate is at 6.6 percent, its lowest since the financial collapse of October 2008, according to Friday's report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Though the unemployment rate is the most often cited statistic related to job growth, it is deeply flawed. A better measure is the labor force participation rate.
A person's race is not fixed but can change over time, research shows.
The Obama administration announced Monday its twenty-seventh delay to the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare."
There is "not even a smidgen of corruption" at the Internal Revenue Service, President Barack Obama recently declared in response to a question about IRS harassment of conservative groups. Here is a timeline of the events to which Obama was referring
The Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," will encourage some Americans to work less, the Congressional Budget Office recently reported. That is great news, the Obama administration argued. Here is why they are wrong.
Ten years from now, about 31 million U.S. residents will be without health insurance, predicts a study by the Congressional Budget Office.
The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is launching an effort to boost support for the Obama administration's major education reform effort, the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
President Barack Obama spoke Thursday about religious freedom as a key component of United States foreign policy at the National Prayer Breakfast, noting that freedom of religion is central to human dignity.
Republicans, Reporters Ask About FBI Investigation Into IRS After Obama Claims 'Not Even a Smidgen of Corruption'
There was "not even a smidgen of corruption" at the Internal Revenue Service, President Barack Obama said Sunday regarding the scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups. If that is true, reporters and Republican members of Congress are asking, why is there an ongoing FBI investigation into the scandal? And why is the FBI refusing to provide Congress details of its investigation?
There will be about two million fewer American workers by 2017 because of the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," a Congressional Budget Office report released Tuesday finds.
When asked about the problem of children born to single mothers in the black community, President Barack Obama defended his record, saying it is an issue he and first lady Michelle Obama address "explicitly all the time."
Republicans are easier to make fun of because they will laugh at jokes about them while Democrats will take jokes about them personally, Lorne Michaels, producer of Saturday Night Live, said in an interview with New York Magazine.
'Children Belong to All of Us,' Common Core Promoter Says; Opponents Are 'Tiny Minority' of 'Fringe Voices'
"The children belong to all of us," Paul Reville, an education professor at Harvard and former Massachusetts secretary of Education, said Friday in explaining why states should adopt the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
The political mobilization of social conservative voters is far more extensive today than it was during the 1990s when the Christian Right helped the Republican Party take control of Congress, Ralph Reed, founder and chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, told The Christian Post in a recent interview. Reed also spoke about new fundraising efforts among social conservative groups and the Republican "civil war."
Evangelical Leaders Praise House Republican Support for Path to Legal Status for Unauthorized Immigrants
Evangelical leaders supporting immigration reform praised the new set of principles on immigration reform released by House Republicans after their winter meeting.
MSNBC 'Hitting on All 8 Cylinders of Intolerance,' RNC Chair Says After Tweet Accusing Republicans of Racism
Republicans had begun a boycott of MSNBC Thursday night after the company posted a tweet accusing Republicans of racism in relation to a biracial couple. The boycott ended only hours later after MSNBC President Phil Griffin personally apologized. On Friday morning, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus said MSNBC was on "probation" because it has been "hitting on all eight cylinders of intolerance."
'Obamacare' Birth Control Mandate Does Not Promote Women's Health, Conservative Women's Group Argues
The Obama administration's argument that mandating birth control coverage reduces unintended pregnancies and has health benefits for women is based upon faulty reasoning and flawed research, the Beverly LaHaye Institute argues in an Amicus, or "friend of the court" brief for a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Pope Francis met Thursday with Notre Dame leaders and asked the Catholic University to defend the Church's freedom. The meeting came after Notre Dame again asked a court for an injunction against the Obama administration's birth control mandate. A federal court last year ordered the school to begin paying fines if it did not comply.