The death toll from Sunday's major bombing of a popular market in the city of Doma, Syria, carried out by government warplanes, has reached close to 100 people.
Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP on Monday that more than 250 people have also been injured.
"The people gathered after the first strike and then the other strikes followed one after another," he said, adding that those who were injured "are in a critical condition." more >>
Republicans are more likely to be married, less likely to divorce, and are more likely to be happy in their marriage than Democrats, sociologists W. Bradford Wilcox and Nicholas Wolfinger have discovered.
Fifty-seven percent of Republicans are married, compared to 40 percent of Democrats; 41 percent of ever-married Republicans have been divorced, compared to 47 percent of ever-married Democrats; and, 67 percent of married Republicans say they are in "very happy" marriages, compared to 60 percent of married Democrats, they reported for Family Studies, the blog of the Institute for Family Studies.
The research looked at 20 to 60 year olds from 2010 to 2014 in the General Social Survey, one of the largest yearly surveys of Americans. more >>
It used to be a joke to see signs in historic places boasting "George Washington slept here." But I think in a very real sense, a handful of churches could legitimately have a sign proclaiming, "George Washington worshiped here." His active Christianity reflects a key aspect of our nation's founding — the importance of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
George Washington was a committed churchgoer all his life, even when it was difficult to attend. His main church as a young man was Pohick in Lorton, Virginia, and as an older man, it was Christ Church in Alexandria. And there were others in between in other states.
At these churches, you can see the reredos — a wall or altar decoration with the words of the Lord's Prayer, the Apostles Creed, and the Ten Commandments, so the worshipers could recite them aloud. I personally have visited many of these churches. more >>
Merci beaucoup (that means thanks very much in French — always have to throw in a reminder of my favorite country) for biking, walking, taking public transportation, electric or hybrid vehicles, carpooling or however else you made it here. I want to to talk about the most serious problem facing our country right now.
Fast food workers are unable to make a living on $15 an hour. These workers shouldn't have to get second jobs or cut down on their spending habits. Everyone is entitled to an iPhone or a Samsung S6 now; you heard me announce it here first, it's a right! Granted, I can't afford to pay the interns working on my campaign more than $12 an hour. But that's beside the point.
I read a good article recently, entitled Scandinavia Isn't a Socialist Paradise. Brothers and sisters, I have some good news. Due to those countries retreating from socialism (they must not have implemented it properly, because I can't understand why it wouldn't work), they're no longer much further ahead than we are and are no longer countries to emulate. With the exception of Denmark, the other Scandinavian countries pay almost the same amount in taxes as we do. We can triumphantly say we've caught up in the taxation of our people for the common good, although they're still ahead of us on letting in lots of Muslim immigrants. more >>
In a swing through Tupelo, Mississippi, last week, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz dropped by the American Family Association radio station for an interview and called on people of faith to "stand up and vote our biblical values.
"In this last election 54 million Evangelicals stayed home," asserted Cruz on Tuesday. "If we can simply bring Christians to the polls, is it any wonder that we have the government we have, we have the leaders we have, if believers stay home and leave electing our leaders to unbelievers? We get exactly what we deserve.
"Nothing is more important than having people of faith stand up and vote our biblical values," added Cruz. more >>