For billions of people, Starbucks is synonymous with overpriced caffeinated products, free Wi-Fi, and mainstream hipsterdom.
However, some — mostly people who have way too much free time — say the company is serving up a grande cup of scolding hot racism.
Ben Carson Jr., the middle son of 2016 GOP presidential candidate, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, came out in defense of his father Tuesday night telling supporters that his father is a honest man with "truth and pure intentions" on his side.
In a direct pushback at recent media attacks challenging the credibility of his father, Carson Jr., a finance executive who is the founder and chairman of Interprise, said in an e-mail to Carson's supporters before the Fox Business/WSJ GOP Debate that his father built his life on honesty.
"My dad, Dr. Ben Carson, isn't perfect, nor does he claim to be — except maybe on the pool table. But he has lived his life in an exemplary fashion. He taught my brothers and me the importance of being honest and making choices that we wouldn't come to regret," began Carson Jr. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul says that liberty and freedom requires virtue and moral underpinnings, echoing Christian social critic and author Os Guinness.
Paul appeared on John Stossel's program on Fox Business Friday to talk about free-markets, the presidential race, and to promote his new book Our President's & Their Prayers: Proclamations of Faith by America's Leaders.
"The one thing interesting about liberty is I want to leave them alone, I want you to be free to do just about anything if you don't hurt anyone," says Paul. more >>
The 2016 Republican presidential candidates laid out their tax plans during Tuesday night's Fox Business presidential debate, where retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson reiterated the fairness of his tithing-inspired tax plan and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, detailed his own fair tax proposal.
Moderator Neil Cavuto questioned Carson on his advocation for a flat tax system, which Carson has previously claimed to be based on the biblical practice of a congregant giving one-tenth of his or her income to a church.
Carson explained at the GOP debate in late October that his system would realistically have all Americans pay up to 15 percent, instead of 10 percent, in a flat income tax. Cavuto then pointed out billionaire Donald Trump's tax plan which calls for wealthier individuals to pay a higher tax rate "because it's a fair thing to do." more >>
In Milwaukee Wisconsin, Tuesday's prime time GOP debate featured eight of the top candidates in the Republican presidential race.
Donald Trump and Ben Carson continue to lead the field with Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Florida Senator Marco Rubio both polling in double digits, firmly entrenched in the second tier.
Ohio Governor John Kasich, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina rounded out the field. more >>
In April 2014, the U.S. Sentencing Commission changed federal sentencing guidelines which reduced sentences for some federal drug offenders. In July 2014, the ability for those already serving time in federal prison was made retroactive for those serving under the old guidelines. They were then able to petition the court to have their cases reviewed under the lower sentencing guidelines.
This change has affected sentence terms of 13,177 individuals and as of November 1, 2015, 6,000 inmates have been released.
As leaders in the Christian Community Development Association, serving on the Mass Incarceration Taskforce, we have a strong sense of urgency around prison reform because we see firsthand the impacts incarceration has had on our communities. more >>