As another Labor Day approaches, how are we doing when it comes to work?
Millions of Americans are perpetually unemployed.
Writing for Pew Reports (11/14/14), Drew DeSilver notes, "…more than 92 million Americans — 37% of the civilian population aged 16 and over — are neither employed nor unemployed, but fall in the category of 'not in the labor force.' That means they aren't working now but haven't looked for work recently enough to be counted as unemployed … the share of folks not in the labor force remains near all-time highs." more >>
Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson ripped into the notion that there is a "war on women" in America when he declared, in a rousing address at a campaign event in Little Rock, Arkansas Thursday, there is no "war on women" but there may be one on "what's inside of women."
"There are those who are always trying to stir up trouble. They are always trying to drive wedges between us and you know they tell you that there is a war on women. There is no war on women, there may be a war on what's inside of women but there is no war on women in this country," said Carson in a clip from the event posted on YouTube.
The former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital was the first surgeon to separate conjoined twins at the head. more >>
Global shares did a nosedive on Monday after the Chinese stock market had its biggest plunge in eight years, despite the government's interventions.
The Chinese market's plunge threatened to affect the global market after Chinese losses last week sparked a worldwide sell-off. The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 8.5 percent in its largest single-day loss in eight years, according to an AP report published by Yahoo! News.
The last biggest decline happened on February 27, 2007. As of now, the Shanghai Composite Index has dropped 38 percent since it hit its peak level on June 12. more >>
Editor's Note: The following was sent to The Christian Post on Thursday, Aug. 20, before the U.S. stock market volatility that occurred on Friday and Monday.
Author's Appeal: Due to the controversial nature of the following commentary, I submit the following four-point appeal.
1. I am aware I'm somewhat of a "voice crying in the wilderness" with this alert. I ask the reader to not react and label me a "fear-monger." I preach and live a joyous, faith-filled lifestyle believing "In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty" (Ps. 37:19) while noting this is a conditional promise (see Ps. 37 in its entirety). more >>
As we witness the fall and likely deterioration of the small Mediterranean nation of Greece, it would be wise to understand that unless America makes radical corrections, Greece's fate will be ours. Like in Greece, our politicians are afraid to tell us the truth about soaring debt, out-of-control spending and healthcare costs accounting for 30% of the federal budget.
Instead, politicians tell us what we want to hear, but those with common sense understand we're miserably lost, and the only way to return to safety is to retrace our steps back to the principles we were founded on.
Conservatism as a political philosophy gets a bad rap because it's misunderstood. Many of today's younger generation equate conservatism with being old fashioned or rigid, when in actuality, the Progressive ideology they are brainwashed to embrace is regressive in nature, surely leading to the same fate as Greece. more >>
Pope Francis apologized Thursday for what he called the Roman Catholic Church's complicity in committing "grave sins" against Native Americans "in the name of God" during the oppression of Latin America in the colonial era.
In an address in Bolivia at the Second World Meeting of Popular Movements, a congress of global activists working to mobilize and help the poor, the pope also called for a global social movement to break down the "new colonialism" that has exploited the poor and promoted inequality and materialism, according to a report in The New York Times.
"Some may rightly say, 'When the pope speaks of colonialism, he overlooks certain actions of the church,'" said Francis. "I say this to you with regret: Many grave sins were committed against the native people of America in the name of God." more >>