A former Houston Astros player has expressed his support for a referendum meant to overturn a controversial civil rights ordinance that critics say would let men use women's restrooms.
Lance Berkman, one of the Astros' all-time greatest players, spoke on behalf of the effort to defeat the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance next month via referendum.
A major hotel chain has announced that they will be phasing out on-demand pornographic films from their available in-room entertainment.
Hyatt Hotel Corp. released a statement on Wednesday noting that "in-room programming choices are just one part of the guest experience Hyatt is constantly evaluating."
Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced a change in their fetal tissue donation policy, in a move that one pro-life critic calls "an admission of guilt."
America's largest abortion provider released a statement Tuesday noting that their clinics will no longer accept reimbursements for fetal tissue donations.
"Reimbursement for reasonable expenses related to tissue donation is fully legal, appropriate, and common among health care providers," read the statement in part. more >>
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear the Little Sisters of the Poor's religious freedom case against the intrusive accommodation to the Obamacare contraception mandate, a case the Department of Health and Human Services doesn't want the Court to take.
After the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down in September the legality of an HHS Affordable Care Act mandate accommodation that requires religious objectors to allow the government to pay health care providers to provide contraception and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees as part of their health plans, HHS sent a brief to the Supreme Court on Sept. 30 urging the court to resolve the question of whether the accommodation violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Although HHS admits that the Supreme Court should settle the RFRA issue, as there are seven related cases currently pending before the court, the Becket Fund accused HHS of trying to "hand-pick" its own opponent for the case in a reply brief submitted to the court on Tuesday. more >>
When the executive director of the United Hairstylists PAC watches news about the Democratic and Republican primaries, she has to hold back tears.
Perched in the back office of her plush, chic Franco-American boutique, the UHPAC head fears that the future may look bleaker for her community's interests at the federal level.
"I would pull out my hair if it wouldn't look so unprofessional," she said, shaking her head at the latest poll trends. "I mean, do people not appreciate a good, well-ordered legion of follicles? What is it with this love of all things unkept?" more >>
To the limited extent they actually do, have you ever wondered how so-called "progressives" think?
The progressive mind — let's call it, "Progressy" — collectively hovers, like the Hindenburg, in that fantastical realm, that manmade utopia in waiting, that "fundamentally transformed" world that might only be, if …
Hitler got it mostly wrong, Stalin, somewhat right, and Mao, with his "Great Leap Forward," warmer still. Marx and Engels were red-hot-close, but, they, too, missed the mark, if only by an inch. Today's hipper, gentler, more progressivish progressives are confident that, if we'd only give them another shot, they'd finally get right what the others got wrong. more >>