April 24 - A West Virginian school removed a Bible
verse from its premises after complaints from the
Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation. The
Parkerburg South High School wrestling team used Philippians
4:13 as their motto: "I can do all things through Christ who
strengthens me." The verse was over the...
April 23 - During the first two weeks of nice
temperatures in Chicago this year--which included Easter
weekend--the city was beset with some 100 shootings with
nearly a dozen dead. This intense violence has earned the
Windy City a brand new nickname bestowed by its own citizens:
"Chiraq." Over Easter weekend, there were 45...
April 24 - Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is blasting
President Barack Obama’s reported plans to circumvent federal
drug laws, calling it an abuse of power and an end run around
the Constitution’s separation of powers. Obama and Attorney
General Eric Holder have long made it clear that they disagree
with several current federal laws on...
April 24 - A Staten Island woman battling a
neurological disease that has required four brain surgeries
dropped to 83 pounds after her Obamacare plan denied her three
months worth of vital medications. Margaret Figueroa signed up
for Obamacare when the plan she liked was canceled. Despite
being told that her plan would cover...
April 23 - As the Vatican prepares the canonization
ceremonies for Pope John Paul XXIII and Pope John Paul II this
Sunday, the unspoken issue dividing the Roman Catholic Church
and the White House is President Obama’s determination to
force faith-based groups to pay for abortions and
contraception as part of Obamacare.
April 22 - A Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School
District teacher is being accused of telling an elementary
school student she can't read the Bible in school and is not
even allowed to bring the Bible to school. The allegations
surfaced on Tuesday afternoon when the Liberty Institute
released a statement and said it sent a letter to...
April 24 - Never mess with a mother’s child! You may
bite off more than you can chew – even if you’re a dog!
Chelsi Camp, the mother of 2-year-old Mackenzi Plass,
bit off the ear of a vicious pitbull when Mackenzi was
attacked at a friend’s home in Texas. The dog has been put
down. According to Camp, the incident
April 24 - The voice was slightly halting, childlike.
"Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet
you." President Barack Obama bowed, looking delighted. His
greeter, after all, was a 55-inch-tall, give or take, humanoid
robot with the look of a diminutive Star Wars storm trooper.
"It's nice to meet you, too," Obama...
April 23 - The British Columbia Health Ministry has
admitted that the remains of babies destroyed by abortion in
B.C. facilities are ending up in a waste-to-power facility in
the United States, providing electricity for residents of
Oregon. The province’s Health Ministry said in an email to the
B.C. Catholic that “biomedical waste” shipped...
April 23 - Antibiotic-resistant bacteria infect two
million Americans every year, causing at least 23,000 deaths.
Even more die from complications related to the infections,
and the numbers are steadily growing. It's now clear that we
are facing the perfect storm to take us back to the
pre-antibiotic age, when some of the most...
April 16 - The campaign to effectively end the
Electoral College's role in presidential elections has
received an additional boost from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Cuomo signed the National Popular Vote Compact on Tuesday,
under which the state would award its 29 electoral votes to
the presidential candidate who wins the...
April 17 - Utility companies across the U.S. are
installing smart meters in customers’ homes, touting the
technology’s energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the
meters are opening a Pandora’s box of privacy concerns. The
smart energy meters read electric or gas usage, and enable a
power company to collect detailed...
April 17 - Europe is facing its largest human rights
crisis in over two decades, according to the Strasbourg-based
Council of Europe (CoE). The human rights watchdog, in a
report published on Wednesday (16), says corruption, human
trafficking, racism and discrimination persist across Europe.
April 15 - Sending scores of armed agents along with
helicopters and dogs to confront an elderly Nevada rancher
over grazing fees may seem like overkill, but critics say it’s
not inconsistent with the federal government’s recent approach
to environmental enforcement. The simmering truce between the
Bundys and the
April 15 - The federal government’s over-the-top police
action against the Bundy family ranch is an ominous portent of
more to come, as rogue agencies and their corporate/NGO
partners attempt to “cleanse” the West of ranchers, farmers,
miners, loggers, and other determined property owners. On
Saturday, April 12, the...
April 16 - The United States Postal Service is looking
to get in on the big-data-for-profit game
played by tech giants like Facebook and Google, and begin
mining and selling private data gathered from personal mail
sent from and received by Americans everywhere. USPS chief
marketing and sales officer Nagisa Manabe recently...
April 17 - "More than two dozen widows who were married
to retired Madison county employees, lost their health
insurance coverage earlier this year. And now one commissioner
says it's time to give it back to them. The change was sparked
by the new federal health care law, but whether or not
coverage can actually be restored...
April 16 - A New York woman suffering from a
neurological disease that has required four brain surgeries
has been dropped by all of her doctors and denied medications
due to her Obamacare plan. "I've been vomiting. I lost 22
pounds. The pain is unbearable,"
said Margaret Figueroa, 49, on Wednesday. "My medication
April 16 - Anyone wondering why the U.S. economy can't
seem to grow at its usual pace should examine one product
category where production is booming: federal regulation.
Washington set a new record in 2013 by issuing final rules
consuming 26,417 pages in the Federal Register. While plenty
of government employees...
April 14 - A 93-year-old woman was mauled by a pit-bull
while walking in Branford, Sunday. Police say just before 2
PM, the mixed breed pit-bull broke free from inside its
owner’s home and attacked the woman, Rita Pepe, as she was
walking at the intersection of Harbor Street and McKinnel
Court. Several neighbors came...
April 16 - New York City's police department is
shutting down a controversial unit dedicated to infiltrating
Muslim communities. Muslim groups and civil liberties
advocates applauded the decision. The demographics unit,
created with the help of the CIA, gathered information in the
places where Muslims lived, shopped, worked...
April 16 - Another nail has been driven into the coffin
of the low-fat diet. Three articles have recently appeared in
prominent medical journals elucidating the fallacy of the
saturated fat myth. For nearly four decades, you've been urged
to replace your dietary saturated fats with carbohydrates and
omega-6 polyunsaturated fats in order...
April 16 - For the last 17 years, I've warned that
artificial sweeteners can wreck your health.
Aspartame is among the worst of the bunch, and in general,
people who consume aspartame tend to be in poorer health. They
also tend to develop more of a sweet tooth. I found the
evidence against artificial sweeteners to be so compelling,
April 10 - More Americans are growing skeptical of the
Bible, according to a new poll from the
American Bible Society. The
survey found that one in five Americans doubt the Bible's
relevance and authority, twice the amount of those skeptical
in 2011. The biggest increase in feelings of indifference was
April 9 - A new and viciously anti-Israel ad is running
on Washington, DC buses, reading “We’re Sweating April 15 So
Israelis Don’t Have To! Stop US Aid to Israel’s Occupation”
and featuring a grim-looking Uncle Sam waving an Israeli flag.
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) is the sponsor of this
Jew-hating ad, which evokes the...
April 9 - The National Popular Vote effort, which could
see the 14 states with the largest populations decide the
presidency, is more than halfway to its goal of legally
bypassing the Electoral College established in the
Constitution. Last week, the Maine state Senate voted in
support of the plan one week after both houses of the...
April 10 - To call it controversial is putting it
mildly: Harvard professor Karen L. King in September 2012
debuted an ancient papyrus now known as the "Gospel of
Jesus' Wife" at a conference in Rome. The papyrus makes an
explicit reference to the woman's existence with the line,
"Jesus said to them, 'My wife...'" Now, extensive testing...
April 1 - Vegetarians may have a lower BMI and drink
alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally
poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for
health care than their meat-eating counterparts. A new study
Medical University of Graz in Austria finds that
vegetarians are more physically active, drink...
April 2 - Lawyers from Liberty Institute fired a stern
letter on Apr. 1 to administrators at Carillon Elementary
School in Oviedo, Florida, after a school employee told a
five-year-old girl that she was not allowed to quietly give a
prayer of thanks before eating lunch. Jeremy Dys, the attorney
representing the young girl, released a public...
April 2 - House Republicans are quietly working to
insert immigration legislation into the text of the Department
of Defense authorization bill that would allow so-called
DREAMers to obtain permanent legal residency by joining the
military, Breitbart News has learned. The language, which if
successful would mark the first effort by...
April 3 - Students subject to the federal Common Core
curriculum spreading in public schools nationwide will be fed
“world citizenship mush,” charges an expert on education and
cultural public policy. It’s not far afield from what
communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin wanted to do when he
said, “Give me four years to teach the...
April 3 -
Ivan Lopez, identified by authorities as the soldier who
opened fire at Ft. Hood on April 2nd, purchased his handgun
off base and brought it into the gun-free zone to commit his
crime, according to a military officer. During a nighttime
press conference on April 2nd, Lt. General Mark Milley
said the soldier used a .45 caliber...
April 1 - In 2011, Purdue University professor emeritus
Don Huber notified US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, with
a letter warning that tests show glyphosate, the active
ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, may be
contributing to spontaneous abortions and infertility in pigs,
cattle, and other livestock. This wasn’t the...
April 1 - Based on past conditioning, the latest
developments in the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA)
fight to provide Americans with the safest foods possible may
not come as such a great surprise. What started as a ban on
raw milk to protect consumer health quickly escalated when the
federal health authorities...
March 27 - A Minnesota school district has agreed to
pay $70,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed school officials
violated a student's constitutional rights by viewing her
Facebook and email accounts without permission. The lawsuit,
filed in 2012 by the American Civil Liberties Union of
Minnesota, alleged that Riley Stratton, now...
March 27 - Religious freedom advocates have posted a
billboard challenging the Air Force Academy's decision to
remove the phrase "so help me God" from the cadet oath of
office. The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Freedom and the
Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition put the billboard
not far from an academy entrance.
March 26 - U.S. Border Patrol agents, in conjunction
with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently
disclosed the increasing practice of releasing “low threat”
illegal immigrant detainees to address the over-crowding of
immigration detention centers in south Texas, according to
official confirmation of...
March 26 - On March 26th Mark Witaschek's trial over
his possession of a shotgun shell in his Washington, D.C.,
home took a turn, and he was found guilty of "attempted
possession of unlawful ammunition" over 25 muzzleloader
bullets which were also in his house, these are lead and
copper bullets [cartridges] without primers.
March 26 - Consumer protections and the use of domestic
law in the U.S. may drastically change as President Obama
forges ahead with two secretive international deals that
impact major aspects of the economy, privacy and beyond.
Wednesday, Obama defended a proposed mega free-trade zone
between the world’s two...
March 26 - Speaker John Boehner slammed the latest
Obamacare extension on Wednesday — angrily asking, "What the
hell is this? A joke?" "Last night brought us yet another
delay of Obamacare, another deadline made meaningless," the
Ohio Republican said at his weekly news conference on Capitol
Hill. "If he hasn't put...
March 26 - The Affordable Care Act is dead in the water
— and President Barack Obama is responsible with his endless,
illegal tweaks, according to Larry Kudlow, host of CNBC's "The
Kudlow Report." "Obama is basically killing the individual
mandate because of its unpopularity, basically killing the tax
penalty because of...
March 27 - Pope Francis blessed actor Russell Crowe’s
upcoming "Noah," a $130 million epic already stirring
controversy among Christians for its interpretation of the
story from the Bible’s Book of Genesis, according to
The Daily Mail. Last month, Crowe began tweeting the
Holy Father in hopes of a meeting with him.
February 28 - In a move clearly aimed to appease
potential religious critics, Paramount Pictures is adding a
disclaimer to marketing materials for "Noah," writer-director
Darren Aronofsky's drama about the great flood. The studio
announced late Thursday that the "explanatory message," as
Paramount calls it, will read: "The film...