CLEVELAND — Aspiring first lady Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday contained a section strikingly similar to that delivered at the Democratic convention in 2008 by the woman she hopes to succeed in the role.
A Trump campaign official suggested the similarity to Michelle Obama's speech may have been the result of an error by her team of speech writers.
"My parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise; that you treat people with respect," Melania, the wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, told the convention in Cleveland. more >>
Theologians over the centuries have addressed the distinction between "premeditated sin" and "hasty sin." While both are deadly, the former is much more devastating to the soul and to a person's ability to have a relationship with God.
Intent is huge.
So did Hillary Clinton intend to do things with her personal e-mail system that are forbidden? Or was it merely a brief lapse of judgment that was quickly corrected the moment she realized her gross violation of the law? more >>
When I was a boy I became a stamp collector. I kept collecting stamps until, frankly, the United States Postal Service cheapened the experience by commemorating one triviality after another. But I still enjoy the collection, and reading about the people and events that are being celebrated in stamps.
One of my favorite stamps as a boy was the 1960 10 cent Liberty Bell Air Mail stamp. It was colorful with a tasteful design. Being an air mail stamp made it slightly exotic to a young boy.
The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of freedom. It was originally cast by order of the Assembly of Pennsylvania to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Charter of Privileges, issued by Govenor William Penn in 1701. The Charter of Privileges, the first constitution for Pennsylvania, affirmed freedom for Protestants of all denominations and for Catholics too, living in Penn's Quaker colony. more >>
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The Republican National Convention erupted in chaos on Monday when some opponents of presumptive U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump stormed out of the room and chanted in protest at their failure to win a symbolic vote opposing his candidacy.
The turmoil threatened efforts by the Trump campaign to show the party had united behind the businessman-turned-politician and distracted from the day's theme of "Make America Safe Again," meant to depict Trump as a strong leader capable of shielding the country from violence and Islamist militancy.
The anti-Trump forces wanted to change the party's nominating rules to allow delegates to support alternative Republican candidates over Trump. more >>
Candace Cameron Bure is expressing her disappointment with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's pick of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate for vice president.
On "The View" Friday the actress and mother of three said she would've liked to have seen a more "culturally balanced" Republican ticket, adding that she preferred the likes of Ben Carson for the VP slot.
"I think he [Mike Pence] is a smart choice in terms of trying to bridge the GOP, bridge the Republican party back together because he does hold conservative values," she said, adding, "he's been in office for a long time. He has a record of consistent, conservative choices that he's made." more >>
Is there systemic, intentional racism in America today? Do large numbers of white Americans want to keep black Americans down?
If not, why have other minorities overcome the odds to rise to the top of society while so many black Americans are languishing?
Let's consider how other minority groups have fared in America. more >>