As scandals rise around the Obama Administration, from Benghazi to the IRS, Republicans and some Democrats are also jumping on a new development: United States Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requesting private funding to implement the healthcare law.
When Congress denied her request for nearly $1 billion to promote the healthcare exchanges, a central part of the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare, Sebelius allegedly turned to healthcare executives to finance Enroll America, a nonprofit group devoted to expanding access.
In an official statement to The Christian Post, HHS acknowledged, "since March, the Secretary has made two fundraising calls on behalf of Enroll America to two organizations – the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and H&R Block – neither of which is regulated by us and both of whom share a commitment to helping uninsured Americans." more >>
Eighteen-year-old viral video inspiration Zach Sobiech's long goodbye came to a solemn halt on Monday morning when he died from the rare bone cancer osteosarcoma. He had been battling the disease for the last four years of his life.
The Lakeland, Minn., teen who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at age 14, began writing farewell songs to his friends and family last year after he ran out of treatment options and doctors gave him a year to live.
With the cost of higher education skyrocketing, student loan debt growing, and youth unemployment persistently high, a former United States Secretary of Education asks "Is College Worth It?"
In Is College Worth It?: A Former United States Secretary of Education and a Liberal Arts Graduate Expose the Broken Promise of Higher Education, William J. Bennett and David Wilezol examine the costs and benefits of American higher education. The book explains the tough jobs market, a potentially repressive academic culture, and the benefits of alternative options.
Wilezol, an associate producer of the Bill Bennett's Morning in America show, discussed the economic benefits of a college degree. He intends the bookto be for "parents who think about not only the ROI [Return On Investment] for their kids in terms of jobs, but also what is being taught in the classroom in terms of what they want their kids exposed to," he told The Christian Post. more >>
Popular black scholar and political commentator Dr. Boyce Watkins ripped into President Barack Obama on Monday for lacking what he believes is the moral authority to tell graduates at the prestigious historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., that racism is no longer an excuse for failure in America.
In his withering critique of Obama's address to graduates of Martin Luther King Jr.'s alma mater on Monday, Watkins charged that the president's speech was an excuse for his own inaction in confronting racism in any meaningful way.
"When Obama comes to Morehouse and says, 'Stop using racism as an excuse and start taking more responsibility,' we LOVE it. We also nod our heads in agreement because for the educated elite, Obama isn't talking about us. He's talking about 'them.' You know, those n*ggaz who keep getting sent to prison, who can't get jobs, and who are killing each other in the street. They deserve their plight because they don't work as hard as the rest of us, at least that's the logic," wrote Boyce in his critique posted on the website Black Blue Dog. more >>
Harvard Professor Harvey Mansfield joined Monday the criticism started by a National Association of Scholars (NAS) report on liberal indoctrination occuring at Bowdoin College, a liberal arts school in Brunswick, Maine, by condemning the lax standards of liberal education.
"Earlier in my life," he wrote, "liberals took pride in the high standards they set for the colleges that had recently come to dominate and had made the headquarters of their liberalism."
"Now, they have made an unholy sacrifice of the devotion to excellence they once prized as a mark of distinction over fuddy-duddy, tradition-bound conservatism, and it is conservatives who stand for high standards in education." more >>
A federal judge has issued a "stipulating order" that allows an activist to display pro-life messages inside his car in front of a Planned Parenthood facility in Michigan.
U.S. District Judge Gershwin A. Drain of the Eastern District of Michigan granted the stipulated motion on behalf of Paul Dobrowolski last Friday in his suit against the City of Ann Arbor.
Last month, Dobrowolski opted to file a lawsuit against the City of Ann Arbor and Ann Arbor Chief of Police John Seto over a city code that the pro-life activist believed violated his freedom of speech. more >>