Obama ISIS Strategy Heavily Criticized by GOP, Senate Dems, Pentagon Official

U.S. President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama said with confidence in Wednesday night's prime-time presidential address that he labels hunting down terrorists organizations like the Islamic State to be a "core principle" of his presidency. However, the plan Obama presented the nation to combat the terrorist group ISIS, also known as ISIL, in Syria and Iraq has received heavy criticism from both sides of the political aisle and from ranking officials in the Defense Department.

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David Cameron Insists ISIS Militants 'Are Monsters, Not Muslims' Following Beheading of British Aid Worker

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted that ISIS militants "are monsters" and "not Muslims" following the release of a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines.

Paul Djupe

Christian Right Not Responsible for People Leaving Church, Study Finds

Contrary to popular opinion and previous research, the Christian Right was not responsible for people leaving their church, a new study finds.

Same-sex marriage supporters

17 States Ask US Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

The attorneys general of 17 states, led by Colorado, have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the U.S. Constitution includes a right to same-sex marriage. The Mormon church and a few Christian groups have also filed a friend-of-the-court brief.


What Makes Young Evangelicals Less Conservative? Results of New Study May Surprise You

A study looking at what drives some Millennial Evangelicals to hold less conservative views than their elders generated surprising results.

Russell Moore

Evangelical Ads Changed Attitudes on Immigration, Study Finds

The Evangelical Immigration Table's efforts to build support for immigration reform have achieved modest success, according to new research.

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Why Do Many Pro-Life Catholics Vote Democrat?

Why do Catholics who are aligned with Democrats on social welfare and Republicans on abortion usually vote Democrat? Recent political science research suggests an answer.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott

Court Rejects Texas' Appeal to Uphold Safety Standards at Abortion Clinics

An appeals court has rejected Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's effort to allow for the enforcement of a key provision of the state's recently passed abortion law.

Same-sex marriage supporters

Analysis: Why Won't Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Answer These Two Questions?

While supporters of traditional marriage are often presented as driven by emotion and religiosity and supporters of same-sex marriage are often presented as voices of rationality and reason, the reality is quite different. Traditional marriage supporters have presented a view, complete with foundational principles, for state recognition of conjugal marriage while same-sex marriage supporters have failed to answer two questions that are central to the issue.