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  • Cruz: ‘Is there something about the left … that’s obsessed with sex?’

    05/19/2015 5:01:29 PM PDT · by VinL · 86 replies
    WashPo ^ | 5/19/2015 | Desikan Thirunarayanapuram
    Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R) hit some of his main stump points while meeting with local leaders here Tuesday afternoon — promising to defend the Constitution, step back from the Obama administration's foreign policy and promote economic growth. Then Texas's junior U.S. senator — visiting Beaumont to meet privately with county officials and others — got in a light sparring round with reporters, mainly working on his attacks on Hillary Rodham Clinton and defending his views on same-sex marriage. "Is there something about the left — and I am going to put the media in this category — that is...
  • The True Black Tragedy: Illegitimacy Rate of Nearly 75%

    05/19/2015 1:09:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 19, 2015 | 6:50 AM EDT | Walter E. Williams
    Hustlers and people with little understanding want us to believe that today’s black problems are the continuing result of a legacy of slavery, poverty and racial discrimination. The fact is that most of the social pathology seen in poor black neighborhoods is entirely new in black history. Let’s look at some of it. Today the overwhelming majority of black children are raised in single female-headed families. As early as the 1880s, three-quarters of black families were two-parent. In 1925 New York City, 85 percent of black families were two-parent. One study of 19th-century slave families found that in up to...
  • ‘A Sad State of Affairs’: Dem Rep Says Members of Congress Deserve a Raise (Alcee Hastings)

    05/19/2015 10:40:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 19, 2015 11:16 am | (Fox and Friends)
    The one thing most Americans can agree on is that members of Congress do not need a pay raise. But that didn’t stop one Democrat lawmaker from stating his case. At a hearing regarding the 2016 Legislative Branch appropriations bill yesterday, Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) said that his salary of $174,000 a year simply isn’t enough to live on in Washington, D.C. […] Congress’ current approval rating is 19 percent. …
  • U.S. Republicans claim enough votes to pass fast-track trade bill

    05/17/2015 10:17:01 AM PDT · by Mariner · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 17th, 2015 | By Doina Chiacu
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Republicans predicted on Sunday that both chambers of Congress would muster the votes to pass the "fast-track" authority sought by President Barack Obama to negotiate major trade deals, despite opposition from Obama's fellow Democrats. "Yes, we’ll pass it. We'll pass it later this week," Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview with ABC. Republican U.S. Representative Paul Ryan said on CNN's "State of the Union" that he was confident the measure would also pass the House of Representatives. "We will have the votes," said Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. "We're...
  • Ronald Reagan doesn’t live here anymore: Why it’s high time liberals stop tiptoeing around race

    05/17/2015 2:22:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | May 16, 2015 | Elias Isquith, staff writer at Salon, focusing on politics.
    http://media.salon.com/2015/05/hillary_warren_de_blasio.jpgEarlier this week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with a gaggle of bored reporters and some boldfaced names in the progressive movement, unveiled a “Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality.” Much like the media event that accompanied its unveiling, the agenda is supposed to be understood as a kind of 21st-century, liberal version of the storied “Contract with America,” the PR stunt that, as legend (erroneously) has it, rocketed Newt Gingrich and the Republican Party to power after the 1994 midterm elections. As my colleague Joan Walsh reported on Thursday, this backward-looking attempt to lay out a...
  • Cerberus Capital to Allow Investors to Sell Stakes in Gun Business

    05/16/2015 8:36:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 15, 2015 8:57 p.m. ET | Ryan Dezember
    Cerberus Capital Management LP told its investors Friday that it has created an avenue for them to sell their stakes in a gun maker that the private-equity firm has been under pressure to divest since the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012. Cerberus sent a letter to its investors, which include pension funds and endowments, telling them that it has separated Remington Outdoor Co., the maker of Remington and Bushmaster rifles formerly known as Freedom Group Inc., from its funds and will allow any investor wishing to cash out of the company to do so, according to a person familiar...
  • New Mad Max movie a feminist/liberal screed? [vanity]

    05/15/2015 8:55:31 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 62 replies
    n/a ^ | 5/15/2015 | me
    You might want to hold onto your money until you read some reviews. I am reading internet scuttlebutt that the new Mad Max movie is a feminist movie disguised as an action flick. Information is still sketchy as the movie has not yet been released. One DUmmie saw a full screening and posted how delighted he/she was that the movie was feminist as well as blamed men and the 1% for the collapse of society. (I won't post the link but you can find it easily enough. It is a newer post.) I read elsewhere that the director or producer...
  • The Reckless Joyride of Gay Parenting (Robert Oscar Lopez)

    05/15/2015 6:14:52 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    The Stream ^ | May 13, 2015 | Anika Smith
    Robert Oscar Lopez is an associate professor of English and Classics at Cal State-Northridge. He specializes in American literature and loves Michel Foucault. He identifies as bisexual and is married [to a woman] and the father of two children. And in August 2012, he published “Growing Up with Two Moms” in Public Discourse, which described his life growing up with a lesbian mother and her partner. Because he shared his story, he was labeled a homophobe and became the target of a silencing campaign that worked to keep him off the air and off college campuses. Professor Lopez talked...
  • Soon You Might Be Able To Receive Food Stamps Over The Phone

    05/15/2015 8:11:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/14/2015 | Connor D Wolf
    Soon it could be possible to apply for food stamps over the phone, with proponents arguing that in-person interviews add too much extra administrative cost. A report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) looked at whether it should get rid of in-person interviews for those who apply to receive benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is commonly known as food stamps. The program is the nation’s largest food-assistance program.
  • Rep. Johnson: GOP Budget Could Cause Baltimore Type Violence

    05/12/2015 4:57:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 12, 2015 | 10:27 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) says with budgets like the GOP plan, “the have-nots of this country will rise up like the people in Baltimore.” […] “What happened in Baltimore stems from deeper economic issues and if you would take a ride down the streets of some of the greatly impoverished areas of Baltimore where change has not come, where things are the same as they were 50 years ago and have been allowed to grow worse then you will understand the lack of hope of which those riots are born from.” “So are you saying, when you say ‘rise up...
  • 7,231,000 Lost Jobs: Manufacturing Employment Down 37% From 1979 Peak

    05/12/2015 11:38:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 12, 2015 | 1:23 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The number of jobs in manufacturing has declined by 7,231,000—or 37 percent—since employment in manufacturing peaked in the United States in 1979, according to data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The real median household income of Americans who have completed high school—but have not attained a higher degree—also peaked in the 1970s and has declined since then. In fact, according to the Census Bureau (Tables H-13 and H-14), the real median household income of an American householder who has completed four years of high school peaked in 1973 at $56,395 in constant 2013 dollars. By 2013, it was...
  • Nearly half of states expect to confront big budget gaps

    05/09/2015 10:44:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 9, 2015 11:25 AM EDT | Christina A. Cassidy
    With the nation’s economy at its healthiest since the Great Recession, a surprising trend is emerging among the states—large budget gaps. An Associated Press analysis of statehouse finances around the country shows that at least 22 states project shortfalls for the coming fiscal year. The deficits recall recession-era anxiety about plunging tax revenue and deep cuts to education, social services and other government-funded programs. The sheer number of states facing budget gaps prompted Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service to call the trend a sort of “early warning.” …
  • Congressman: Fight Poverty With ‘A Salad Bar in Every Single School’ (Tim Ryan, D-OH)

    05/09/2015 7:58:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 8, 2015 | 2:16 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) says a bill will be introduced in the House that will “put a salad bar in every single school in the United States of America.” Speaking at the Religious Action Center’s “Consultation on Conscience” event last month, Ryan told the Washington D.C. audience about efforts that will help “begin to end poverty.” […] “It starts to paint the picture of the kind of system that we want,” Ryan continued. “Now, we have a lot of school districts in Ohio and across the country, 70, 80, 90 percent of the kids in the school will be Medicaid—free...
  • Boston University prof flunks 'white masculinity' in controversial tweets

    05/09/2015 6:55:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 09, 2015 | Maxim Lott
    Those who follow campus politics say they are not shocked. "I'm not surprised that Boston University is hiring a racist to teach African American Studies," David Horowitz, author of “Reforming our Univerisities” told FoxNews.com. "Anti-white racism is rampant in Black Studies programs which are generally indoctrination programs in left wing politics." Boston University stands by the professor, who will start working at the college in June. “Professor Grundy is exercising her right to free speech and we respect her right to do so,” Boston University spokesman Colin Riley said. Grundy did not respond to a request for comment from FoxNews.com,...
  • Chris Christie in New Hampshire: ‘Global warming is real’

    05/08/2015 7:14:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 7, 2015 | By Aliyah Frumin
    KEENE, New Hampshire – At a country club here in the southern part of this crucial, early voting state, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke from some of his potential 2016 Republican presidential rivals, saying he believes in climate change and that humans have something to do with it. “I think global warming is real. I don’t think that’s deniable. And I do think human activity contributes to it,” said Christie. He added, however, that there needs to be more discussion about the degree to which humans play a role.
  • (Winter Haven, Florida) Professor fails student for refusing to condemn her Christian faith

    05/05/2015 12:45:24 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 5, 2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Lj Russum, a humanities professor, allegedly assigned papers that forced students to deny the existence of God and contest that Christianity is oppressive to women. Subsequently, a 16-year-old student received a “zero” on four essay assignments. A professor at Polk State College has allegedly failed a humanities student after she refused to concede that Jesus is a “myth” or that Christianity oppresses women during a series of mandatory assignments at the Florida college. According to a press release from the Liberty Counsel, a non-profit public interest law firm, Humanities Professor Lance "Lj" Russum gave a student a “zero” on...
  • Report: Only 16% of Baltimore Teens Raised With Married Parents

    05/07/2015 7:24:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 7, 2015 | Lauretta Brown
    A new report released by the Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) says that only 16 percent of 15- to 17-year-old teens in Baltimore have been raised in an intact, married family. The report, released Wednesday and compiled in light of the recent Baltimore riots, cites Census Bureau statistics showing that, in terms of family units, Baltimore is “one of the five least intact counties of America,” along with Cuyahoga, Ohio; the Bronx, N.Y.; the District of Columbia; and Shelby County, Tenn. The report cites studies indicating that children who grow up in intact, married families are...
  • Maryland’s senators support federal probe in Baltimore

    05/07/2015 12:09:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2015 2:54 PM EDT | David Dishneau
    U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski said Thursday that she and other members of Maryland’s congressional delegation support Baltimore’s mayor in asking for a broad federal investigation of whether city police engage in discriminatory patterns or practices—a request sparked by the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody last month. The Democratic senator told U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch during a Senate subcommittee hearing that Lynch would get a letter later Thursday from the Maryland delegation supporting Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s request, made Wednesday. “In many cities throughout the country, including my own city...
  • Environment Chairman: ‘Global Warming Alarmism Has Evolved Into a Religion’

    05/07/2015 10:18:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 7, 2015 | 11:46 AM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Pointing approvingly to an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal by House Science Chairman Lamar Smith (R.-Texas), Senate Environment Chairman Jim Inhofe (R.-Okla.) said on the Senate floor yesterday that global warming alarmists are advancing a new religious sect. “Global warming alarmism has evolved into a religion where one is either an alarmist or a skeptic,” Inhofe said. “The modern-day religion of climate change has been very artful in establishing and controlling carefully scripted talking points intended to scare the American people under the guise of environmental protectionism,” said Inhofe. …
  • 61 Percent of Tax Cheats at IRS Continue Working

    05/07/2015 9:45:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 7, 2015 | 9:48 AM EDT | Rudy Takala
    According to a report issued by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the IRS allowed 960 out of 1,580 employees—or 61 percent—who willfully cheated on their taxes to continue working there after the misconduct was discovered. Most employees received less penalties such as counseling, reprimands, or suspensions. […] The report further stated that it could discern no consistent pattern to explain why certain employees had their penalties mitigated, while some were repeat offenders. …
  • Top court rules against NSA program

    05/07/2015 6:43:11 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/07/2015 | Juliam Hatem
    A federal court has decided that the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk, warrantless collection of millions of Americans’ phone records is illegal. The decision from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday represents the second major court victory for opponents of the NSA, after a lower court decision called the program nearly unconstitutional six months ago. The phone records program “exceeds the scope of what Congress has authorized,” Judge Gerard Lynch wrote on behalf of the three-judge panel. The court did not examine the constitutionality of the surveillance program.
  • The toxic implication that Pamela Geller had last night’s terror attack in Texas coming

    05/04/2015 8:18:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 4, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    When political commentators note that there is no justification for sexual violence, they aren’t adhering to doctrinal feminism but the tenets of civilized Western thought. No woman, a responsible citizen would say, invites violence merely because their assailant was uncontrollably stimulated by their victim’s choice of attire. This is such a bedrock principle of human decency that it barely needs to be said. Only the most brutish and crude among us would contend otherwise. Why then does it appear vogue to imply that a terrorist attack on a Texas American Freedom Defense Initiative event organized by the group’s president, Pamela...
  • Freddie Gray Arrest Documents Drawn Up for Wrong People

    05/04/2015 7:45:05 PM PDT · by kristinn · 45 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Monday, May 4, 2015 | Justin Fenton
    When charges were announced Friday against Alicia White for the death of Freddie Gray, her phone started buzzing from journalists and bail bondsmen. The problem was, they were calling the wrong Alicia White. The elementary school cafeteria manager from East Baltimore was not the Baltimore Police sergeant charged with manslaughter in the high-profile police custody death - even though court records listed her. The Sun was among those who contacted the other White on Friday based on the information in court records, seeking comment from her or her family. "The middle initial was off. Her address, her height, her weight,...
  • 20.7% of Jobs in Baltimore Are Government Jobs

    05/04/2015 3:47:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 4, 2015 | 4:04 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20.7 percent of the nonfarm jobs in the City of Baltimore in March were government jobs. Nationally, 15.5 percent of all jobs are government jobs. Within the borders of Baltimore City in March, according to BLS, there were 364,200 total “employees.” These employees included both people who lived in the city as well as people who lived outside the city but worked within its limits. Singular individuals who were employed in two different jobs at the same time are counted as two employees in the BLS survey. Of the 364,200 total jobs in...
  • Vice President Biden touts community policing at NAACP event

    05/03/2015 8:45:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2015 11:33 PM EDT | Corey Williams
    Vice President Joe Biden has told a crowd at an NAACP event in Detroit that law enforcement officers and the people they are sworn to protect need to “see each other” to know one another. Referencing outrage over the treatment of black men by police, Biden pointed to the successes of federally funded community policing programs that required officers to meet with residents and business owners in their patrol areas. “Everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect and the only way that happens is if we see one another. And that only happens if we know...
  • Madison bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious (WI)

    05/03/2015 10:30:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2015 11:04 AM EDT | Dana Ferguson
    While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren’t invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin’s capital city were busy protecting the rights of another group: atheists. In what is believed to be the first statute of its kind in the United States, Madison banned discrimination against the non-religious on April 1, giving them the same protections afforded to people based on their race, sexual orientation and religion, among other reasons. It’s hardly surprising that such a statute would originate in Madison, an island of liberalism in a conservative-leaning state...
  • The GOP’s destructive Vietnam mythology: How the right’s self-glorifying delusions led to...

    05/02/2015 11:42:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 103 replies
    Salon ^ | May 2, 2015 | Peter Birkenhead is a writer living in Washington, D.C.
    The GOP’s destructive Vietnam mythology: How the right’s self-glorifying delusions led to decades of avoidable war It only took about five years from the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, for the American right to succeed in burying the moment under mounds of revisionist horse shit. Ronald Reagan, speaking at a campaign appearance in the summer of 1980, said, It is time that we recognized that [the American War in Vietnam] was, in truth, a noble cause… We dishonor the memory of 50 thousand young Americans who died in that cause when we give way to feelings of guilt...
  • Poll: Nearly Half Of Marylanders Would Rather Move Somewhere Else

    05/02/2015 9:20:58 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 58 replies
    CBS via WJZ ^ | May 2, 2014 11:33 PM | Meghan McCorkell
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Do you want out of the state of Maryland? A new poll shows nearly half of Marylanders say they are fed up and ready to pack up if only they could. Meghan McCorkell explains what has so many thinking about leaving. In a poll of all 50 states, Maryland ranks third for people who say they would rather move somewhere else. We’ve got the beach, the mountains, the O’s and Natty Boh, but some say they’re ready to break up with Maryland. According to a new Gallup poll, 47 percent of Marylanders say they would move out...
  • Friend of Charged Baltimore Officers: ‘They Have Hearts of Gold’

    05/02/2015 8:24:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 01, 2015 10:30 pm
    Megyn Kelly spoke tonight with a Baltimore police officer who works with all six officers who were criminally charged in the death of Freddie Gray. In an effort to keep him safe, his identity was disguised and voice was masked during The Kelly File interview. At his request, he wanted to be called “Mike.” […] “None of them actually had any knowledge he was injured until they got to the station,” Mike stated. ”You know, Freddie is always one of those types where when you go to arrest him on the streets, he always puts on a show and whatnot.”...
  • Russia Conducts Nuclear Bomber Flight Near Alaska: Two Bear H bombers intrude into air defense zone

    05/01/2015 8:42:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 05/01/2015 | Bill Gertz
    Two Russian nuclear-capable bombers intruded into the U.S. air defense zone near Alaska last week in the latest saber rattling by Moscow, defense officials said. The Tu-95 Bear H bombers flew into the Alaska zone on April 22. But unlike most earlier incursions, no U.S. interceptor jets were dispatched to shadow them, said defense officials familiar with the latest U.S.-Russian aerial encounter. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), declined to confirm the incursion. But he said no jets were dispatched last week to intercept intruding aircraft. The incident...
  • Navy Secretary: ‘We Don’t Have Enough Women in Navy or Marine Corps’

    05/01/2015 2:20:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 1, 2015 | 7:19 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “We don’t have enough women in either the Navy or the Marine Corps, and we’ve got to do a better job of recruiting and we’ve got to do a better job of retaining those women,” Navy Secretary Raymond Mabus Jr. said on Thursday. He told a gathering at the National Press Club that he’s in the process of changing the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps uniforms—“so that when you look out, you see American sailors and Marines, not particularly female sailors or male sailors…And this is symbolic in terms of not segregating women, of making sure that they are substantively...
  • Missouri governor vetoes bill cutting welfare benefits

    04/30/2015 12:06:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 30, 2015 2:35 PM EDT | David A. Lieb
    Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed Republican legislation Thursday that would drop thousands of low-income families from Missouri’s welfare rolls by paring back benefits to what he said would be one of the shortest time periods in the nation. But Nixon’s veto may be only a last-grasp attempt to stop the tougher restrictions. Republicans, who hold overwhelming legislative majorities, said they expect to get the two-thirds vote needed in each chamber to override his veto. Missouri’s legislation would reduce the lifetime limit for receiving TANF benefits from five years—which is the national norm—to three years and nine months, starting Jan. 1....
  • Baltimore Schools To Teach The Three Rs: Readin’, wRitin’, and Redistribution

    04/30/2015 6:33:18 AM PDT · by absentee · 23 replies
    RedState ^ | 4/29/15 | Caleb Howe
    The Baltimore riots have captured America’s attention this week. Buildings have burned, people have been injured, reporters have been robbed, and there was even a failed attempt at setting off an IED. Yes, seriously. There will be lessons learned from the events stemming from the terrible and tragic death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, and changes will be made in Baltimore at many levels. One hopes some of these changes will help the community and the police find common ground again. One expects from government, as one does, that there will be a lot of unnecessary gesture-making and...
  • ‘We Will Not Obey’: Christian Leaders Threaten Civil Disobedience if Gay Marriage Legalized

    04/29/2015 10:55:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/29/2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>That’s the blunt warning a group of prominent religious leaders is sending to the Supreme Court of the United States as they consider same-sex marriage.</p> <p>“We respectfully warn the Supreme Court not to cross that line,” read a document titled, Pledge in Solidarity to Defend Marriage. “We stand united together in defense of marriage. Make no mistake about our resolve.”</p>
  • Churches Brace for Same-Sex Marriage Ruling from Supreme Court

    04/29/2015 10:13:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/29/2015 | Tamara Audi
    Arguments over same-sex marriage played out in the U.S. Supreme Courton Tuesday, but many religious groups opposed to gay marriage aren’t waiting for a ruling. A court ruling expected two months from now could sanction same-sex marriage nationwide. In anticipation, some congregations and religious advocacy groups are re-emphasizing their teachings on marriage, fine-tuning their approach to gays and lesbians and bracing for legal battles and public criticism. “The outcome of this decision will shape the landscape of the church’s ministry in the U.S. for generations to come,” wrote Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Dems push higher pay for Senate workers

    04/27/2015 2:07:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 27, 2015 5:03 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Reports about a Senate cafeteria worker who makes so little money he is homeless are prompting calls for change from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers led by the No. 2 Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, released a letter Monday urging the Senate Rules Committee, which oversees Senate services, to provide a preference to contractors that pay a living wage and fair health insurance and benefits. […] It followed reports in the Washington Post and CNN profiling Charles Gladden, a 63-year-old who makes about $360 a week in take-home pay doing janitorial work in the Senate cafeteria. He said he...
  • The Environmental Insane Asylum

    04/21/2015 11:13:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/21/15 | Al Caruba
    Climate Change: A self-created political fiasco Earth Day was declared in 1970 and for the past 45 years we have all been living in the Environmental Insane Asylum, being told over and over again to believe things that are the equivalent of Green hallucinations. Now the entire month of April has been declared Earth Month, but in truth not a day goes by when we are not assailed with the bold-faced lies that comprise environmentalism. Around the globe, the worst part of this is that we are being victimized by people we are told to respect from the President of...
  • 'Newscaster' Soledad O'Brien Shushed Crowd at Lefty Earth Day Concert. (ME,ME,ME!)

    04/21/2015 8:02:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 4/20/2015 | Tim Graham
    Washington Post music critic Chris Richards wrote up Saturday’s Earth Day festivities on the national Mall on the front of Monday’s Style section. The headline was “At Earth Day rally, it was the message that needed saving.” Richards liked the music, but didn’t like the talking. For example: “The event’s hosts, newscaster Soledad O’Brien and Black Eyed Peas bandleader Will.I.Am, appeared to have a rough time of it. O’Brien, either frustrated by glitchy teleprompters or perhaps not clear on how a concert works, actually shushed the crowd at one point.”
  • AFL-CIO, Chamber of Commerce clash over trade before Senate

    04/21/2015 7:38:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2015 10:31 AM EDT | Charles Babington
    America’s foremost labor federation is asking Congress to block the “fast track” authority that President Barack Obama seeks to advance trade deals being negotiated with numerous nations. But the Chamber of Commerce says the authority would significantly expand U.S. exports and jobs. AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka tells a Senate committee the fast-track legislation has pitfalls. The bill would let Congress reject or endorse—but not amend—proposed trade deals. …
  • Fracking boom creates jobs for women — but only as prostitutes and maids, activist claims

    04/20/2015 3:43:54 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    A key figure behind New York’s statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing says that losing out on oil and gas jobs is no big deal because the industry only creates work for women as prostitutes and hotel maids. In an April 6 lecture at the University of Pittsburgh, biologist Sandra Steingraber of New Yorkers Against Fracking described the fight over oil and natural gas development as a feminist issue. “Fracking as an industry serves men. Ninety-five percent of the people employed in the gas fields are men. When we talk about jobs, we’re talking about jobs for men, and we need...
  • Obama’s Earth Day trek to Fla. to highlight climate change

    04/18/2015 5:48:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2015 11:23 AM EDT | Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama plans to celebrate Earth Day by visiting the Florida Everglades. In his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday, Obama says “there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change.” He says he’ll visit the Everglades on Wednesday to talk about how global warming threatens the U.S. economy. He says rising sea levels are putting the “economic engine for the South Florida tourism industry” at risk. …
  • Undocumented immigrant toolkit includes ‘do not deport me’ card

    04/16/2015 11:19:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Zorro Noticias Latino ^ | April 16, 2015 | Aalia Shaheed
    One congressman is spearheading an effort to help undocumented immigrants avoid deportation with what some are calling a “get out of deportation” free card. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) and other House Democrats have created the Family Defender Toolkit, an informational pamphlet that includes an “emergency card” that lists the reasons why a person should not be deported. “By using this card after you’ve been arrested or detained, you can explain that under the policy in place today, you should be released because you are not a priority for deportation,” said Rep. Gutiérrez in an introductory video. …
  • Clinton Foundation to Drop Saudi Donations After Firestorm

    04/16/2015 9:55:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 4/16/2015, 7:49 AM | Yaakov Levi
    The Clinton Foundation will continue to accept donations from foreign countries—but not from Saudi Arabia, donations from which have set off an embarrassing protest movement against newly-declared Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton resigned from the Foundation’s Board of Directors last week as protests mounted in the media and on the campaign trail over the family foundation’s acceptance of donations from Saudi Arabia, which denies women many of the rights Clinton and the foundation claim to stand for. …
  • U.S. Military 'hostile' to Christians under Obama

    04/16/2015 2:53:41 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2015 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Soon there may only be atheists in the foxholes. Christians are leaving the U.S. military or are discouraged from joining in the first place because of a “hostile work environment” that doesn’t let them express their beliefs openly, religious freedom advocates say. Michael Berry, senior counsel at the Liberty Institute, a Texas-based legal organization dedicated to defending religious liberty in America, said recent high-profile cases of military chaplains facing punishment for private counseling sessions that reflected the teachings of their religion could cause devout Americans who are qualified for military service to think twice about joining the military. Read more:...
  • Does Christianity have a Future?; Study shows Christianity on decline in the wealthy West

    04/13/2015 9:54:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/13/2015 | Candida Moss
    A new study shows Christianity on the decline in the wealthy West, with Islam surging. What Would Jesus Say? It’s not what you think. A study released by the Pew Forum last week demonstrates that the future of the religious world is rapidly and dramatically changing. Differences in fertility rates and the high incidence of conversion make Islam the world’s fastest-growing religion. And, if current rates continue, by 2070 Islam could be the world’s largest. Between now and 2050 the number of Muslims is projected to rise to 2.8 billion, a 35 percent increase. While India will continue to be...
  • Priebus: Hillary ‘About the Best Person We Could Possibly Hope For’

    04/13/2015 8:00:12 AM PDT · by yuffy
    breitbart ^ | 13 Apr 2015 | by Ian Hanchett
    Georgia middle schooler CJ Pearson is no fan of Hillary Clinton, and her pledge to be a “champion” for “everyday Americans” likely isn’t going to change his mind. “Hillary Clinton, I’m done with you,” the 12-year-old student declares in his latest viral video. “Why? Because you are one of the most narcissistic, power-hungry, self-absorbed politicians of this day. “You have no accomplishments to point out, except, oh, I was married to Bill Clinton.”
  • Shop: Ban of those who nixed gay rights bill served purpose (Red Raven Espresso Parlor, Fargo ND)

    04/12/2015 10:06:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 12, 2015 10:45 AM EDT | Dave Kolpack
    A worker-owner of a Fargo coffee shop who instituted a tongue-in-cheek ban on North Dakota lawmakers for opposing an anti-discrimination bill says the response has been “99.9 percent positive” and that he made his point, even if a few people didn’t like it. Joe Curry, one of the worker-owners of the Red Raven Espresso Parlor, posted a newspaper page in the shop earlier this month that showed the 55 Republican state House members who rejected a bill that would have prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, government, public services and the workplace. It was accompanied by a sign...
  • Ready For The Marriage Apocalypse? [Muslim Majority Coming To The US?]

    04/11/2015 11:27:54 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | April 7, 2015 | Carol Costello
    Ready For The Marriage Apocalypse? By Carol Costello, April 7, 2015 Carol Costello-Profile-Image Carol Costello: Talk to any millennial and you can envision an America virtually marriage-free In countries like Sweden or Denmark, people don't feel pressured to marry even if they have kids together (CNN)The marriage apocalypse may be coming. Talk to any millennial and you can envision an America virtually marriage-free, with everyone happily single. I did. And I do. Recently, I talked about marriage with a group of journalism students from my alma mater, Kent State University. They came to me for career advice, which I gave...
  • Married, With Roommates

    04/10/2015 1:00:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 9, 2015 | Michelle Higgins
    Living with roommates is practically a rite of passage in New York City. It often begins with far too many people sharing too little space and ends with a move into an apartment of one’s own, or with that special someone. But with rents reaching new highs, single 20-somethings are not the only ones looking for someone with whom to share the rent. Couples are living with roommates even after they’ve tied the knot.
  • Is Ted Cruz Latino enough?

    04/10/2015 12:52:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Brandenton Herald ^ | April 10, 2015 | Maria Recio
    WASHINGTON — Ted Cruz has a Latino name. He has a Latino background. And he’s one of the few Latinos to have ever run for the presidential nomination of a major party. But is he Latino enough? The Hispanic community in his home state of Texas gave him some but not overwhelming support when he was elected to the Senate in 2012. And mostly Democratic Latinos nationwide are more wary than ever after Cruz’s relentless criticism of immigration reform and the new health care law. His father is a Cuban exile, and the Republican senator from Texas touts his father...