We all need help thinking more clearly — you, me, U.S. Senators like Barbara Boxer. And denying it sometimes proves the opposite.
A hearing that was held last week of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works consisted of Senator Barbara Boxer of California, Alex Epstein, the President for the Center for Industrial Progress, and Father Robert Sirico, a priest and president of the Acton Institute, among others.
The topic was how the president's climate policies had impacted economic opportunity, national security, and related issues. As Mr. Epstein finished his testimony by telling a story from his book A Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, Senator Boxer demanded: "Mr. Epstein, Are you a scientist?" more >>
There is a war being waged against a major symbol of Christianity — the cross.
In 1925, a large cross was erected in Bladensburg, Maryland to honor fallen soldiers of World War I. But now that cross is being challenged by a lawsuit from the American Humanist Association. They lost their 2014 lawsuit against it, but they are appealing the case.
Last week, there was a bipartisan effort among members of Congress to save the Bladensburg cross. They filed a friend of the court brief to support this memorial. more >>
Donald Trump has presented himself as a protector of conservative Christians and as the best friend Christians will ever have.
He has held up his mother's Bible and pledged to bring Christ back into Christmas.
But when the rubber meets the road, he is anything but the defender of conservative Christians and their values. more >>
The words "religious liberty" don't mean what they once did to many people, especially if big business has its way.
You've seen those ridiculous "Coexist" bumper stickers, right? You know, the ones where the word is spelled out using religious symbols from Christianity, Islam, Paganism, Gay rights, Judaism, and so on?
I call it ridiculous because, as someone once wrote: "The C wants to kill the E, X, T, and the O. The O offers peaceful non-resistance, which will be ineffective if real trouble breaks out. The E feels like it's been oppressed, making it intolerant of the C, the X, and the T. The I and the S are numerically irrelevant, but are just necessary to spell out the word. And the sticker is mostly directed at the T (or the Christian), who ironically poses no threat whatsoever to any of the others." more >>
The nation is abuzz with the news that nineteenth century abolitionist Harriet Tubman will soon be placed on the $20.00 bill.
Nicknamed "Moses," Tubman led many slaves to freedom during the Antebellum Era and actively supported the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Yet there are many facts about Tubman's life that might not be well known to the American public, who will soon spend money printed with her countenance. more >>
Actress and known Hillary Clinton supporter Salma Hayek called out Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for confusing the name of a convenience store chain with the historic 9/11 Twin Tower attacks. She did so on Twitter, with her tweet that also mocked Trump's racist views. She tweeted on April 19: "I am a dyslexic Mexican and English is my second language, however even I do not confuse 7/11 with 9/11. #DonaldTrump."
According to a report in US Weekly, her tweet came after Trump's faux pas during a rally in Buffalo, New York, as he was addressing his supporters about the 2001 terrorist attacks which have been known as 9/11. In his speech, he said: "I wrote this out, and it's very close to my heart because I was down there and I watched our police and our firemen down at 7/11, down at the World Trade Center right after it came down. And I saw the greatest people I've ever seen in action."
Hayek has been a staunch and vocal supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In a separate tweet, she posted a photo of her talking to Hillary with a caption: "Catching up w/ Hillary Clinton, @Gallup's most admired woman 18x." Her tweet hitting Trump, according to a News.au.com report, was retweeted more than 15,000 times. more >>