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May 10, 2014

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says the Constitution Allows for States to Create

Clarence Thomas (Mark Wilson/Getty)
Clarence Thomas (Mark Wilson/Getty)

When the Supreme Court ruled this week that town board meetings could begin with prayers, conservative Justice Clarence Thomas suggested the Constitution gives states a lot more power over religion than many realize. Continue reading “Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says the Constitution Allows for States to Create”

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Suggests the Constitution Allows for States to ‘Establish’ Religion

Clarence Thomas (Mark Wilson/Getty)
Clarence Thomas (Mark Wilson/Getty)

When the Supreme Court ruled this week that town board meetings could begin with prayers, conservative Justice Clarence Thomas suggested the Constitution gives states a lot more power over religion than many realize. Continue reading “Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Suggests the Constitution Allows for States to ‘Establish’ Religion”

CNBC Anchor: Apple Wants Beats for Its ‘Hip Hop, African-American Cool’ Factor

Apple Wants Beats for Its ‘Hip Hop, African-American Cool’ Factor

On Thursday night, news broke that Apple is in talks to acquire the Beats Electronics brand for $3.2 million. Beats is perhaps best known for its Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, but also recently launched a streaming Beats Music subscription service. But why does Apple, which has historically stayed away from major acquisitions like this one, want to buy the company for such a large sum? Continue reading “CNBC Anchor: Apple Wants Beats for Its ‘Hip Hop, African-American Cool’ Factor”

What Does T. D. Jakes Hate About Megachurch Culture? The Cult of Personality Around Many Pastors

T.D. Jakes tells single parents

It might seem strange for the Chief Pastor of one of the biggest churches in the country to have anything negative to say about megachurches. But Bishop T.D. Jakes has one major critique of megachurch culture, and it has to do with the role of the pastor.

Continue reading “What Does T. D. Jakes Hate About Megachurch Culture? The Cult of Personality Around Many Pastors”

WATCH: First Lady Michelle Obama “Outraged and Heartbroken”; Calls for Release of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls In First Solo Address

(Photo11: European Pressphoto Agency)
(Photo11: European Pressphoto Agency)

Michelle Obama on Saturday criticized the kidnapping of scores of Nigerian schoolgirls as an “unconscionable act” carried out by a terrorist group she said is determined to keep them from getting an education — “or grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls.”

Continue reading “WATCH: First Lady Michelle Obama “Outraged and Heartbroken”; Calls for Release of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls In First Solo Address”

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Upholds “Under God” Phrase In Pledge of Allegiance

Andrew Hall, an atheist and father, demonstrates on Sept. 4, 2013 outside the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He says recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools should be deemed unconstitutional in Massachusetts. Photo by G. Jeffrey MacDonald
Andrew Hall, an atheist and father, demonstrates on Sept. 4, 2013 outside the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He says recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools should be deemed unconstitutional in Massachusetts. Photo by G. Jeffrey MacDonald

The highest court in Massachusetts upheld the legality of the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance on Friday (May 9), dealing a blow to atheist groups who challenged the pledge on anti-discrimination grounds.

Continue reading “Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Upholds “Under God” Phrase In Pledge of Allegiance”

Veterans’ Administration Hospitals Under Scrutiny as Number of Patient Deaths Add Up

Veterans' Administration

Purple Heart recipient Ralph Nicastro died after waiting 15 months to see a specialist at the Veterans’ Administration hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, about a lump on his neck.

Continue reading “Veterans’ Administration Hospitals Under Scrutiny as Number of Patient Deaths Add Up”

2 Dead, 1 Missing In Virginia Hot-Air Balloon Crash

(Photo11: Steve Helber, AP)
(Photo11: Steve Helber, AP)

The search for the last passenger missing after a fiery hot-air balloon crash in Virginia has transitioned from a rescue operation to a recovery operation, state police said Saturday.

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Homosexual Marriage, Abortion Continue to Make GOP a Divided Party

Kevin Coyne of Washington holds flags in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on March 27, 2013. (Associated Press)
Kevin Coyne of Washington holds flags in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on March 27, 2013. (Associated Press)

Gay marriage and abortion, divisive issues within the Republican party, have flared again at the RNC’s meeting here, with Nevada’s delegation firing back at criticism of its April decision to remove anti-abortion and anti-gay language from its state platform.

Continue reading “Homosexual Marriage, Abortion Continue to Make GOP a Divided Party”

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