July 30 - Northwestern University will offer
“gender-open restrooms” to its students this fall. “We are
trying to be responsive to the needs of all of our students
and to be inclusive,” campus spokesman Bob Rowley said in an
email to The College Fix. “This is becoming a common
occurrence on campuses across the U.S.”
July 29 - In another example of how the Department of
Homeland Security has expanded far outside the purview of its
original function, six vehicles full of DHS agents were
required to seize a Land Rover from a couple in Statesville,
N.C. due to the fact that the vehicle allegedly violates EPA
emission standards. As part of its mission...
July 28 - Imagine being ordered to go against your
religious beliefs, and if you refuse, you could be arrested,
fined, or sued. That happened to the Christian owner of a
Colorado bakery who now must make wedding cakes for gay
couples. However, the owner is standing his ground and his
action is inspiring people around the world.
July 28 - A federal appeals court has struck down
Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. A three-judge panel of the
4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Monday
that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay
marriage and denying recognition of such unions performed in
other states violate the U.S. Constitution.
July 28 -
A statement put out today by President Barack Obama
on the occasion of a religious holiday is raising some
eyebrows. The word choice here, that anyone built "the very
fabric of our nation" would usually sound hackneyed and
overplayed - but, in this particular instance, given that the
U.S. didn't even have its...
July 30 - Even though the virus has not infected anyone
in Britain yet, U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said
Ebola is a serious threat and needs to be taken seriously.
Hammond plans on chairing an emergency Cobra meeting about the
told BBC News. "At the moment we don't think any British
July 16 - There is no shortage of health advice out
there, and no shortage of bad advice to go along with it. Some
misguided notions are harmless—but others are outright
dangerous and can lead you down the road to chronic health
problems and may even trim years off your life. It is
critically important to decipher fact from...
July 14 - One of the highest level whistleblowers from
the National Security Agency, William Binney, says the agency
is moving toward watching everyone, according to The London
Guardian. "The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population
control," Binney, who worked as a code breaker, told a
conference in London. "At least 80 percent...
July 15 - While national and international media
attention is focused on Israel's military operation against
Gaza, CBN News Contributor Raymond Ibrahim believes the Obama
administration is downplaying and even denying the extent of
Muslim attacks against Christians around the world. In an
extensive article for the Gatestone...
July 15 - The Church of England has voted to allow
women to become bishops, ending one of the church's longest
and most divisive disputes. The church's national assembly
approved the historic step, reaching the required two-thirds
majority in each of its three different houses. Archbishop of
Canterbury Justin Welby...
July 16 - California has been pumping groundwater to
cope with its catastrophic drought, but pockets of pain remain
in some agricultural communities, and treating groundwater
like an unlimited resource could have disastrous results in
the future as the supply dries out, researchers said Tuesday.
Reliable groundwater access...
July 15 - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to German
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday for the first time since a
new spy scandal dented relations between the two allies, and
pledged to be in touch about ways to improve U.S.-German
intelligence cooperation. The call followed a difficult period
July 15 - The Texas Department of Public Safety has
quietly embarked on a project to take the fingerprints of
every Texan old enough to drive over the next 12 years, and
add them to a statewide criminal history database. Not only
has the department made that momentous decision on its own, it
doesn’t even have clear...
July 15 - NASA scientists have said finding habitable
worlds in the universe is a possibility in the next 20 years.
During a panel discussion at NASA’s headquarters in
Washington, D.C., on Monday, several of the space agency’s
experts said based on advances in space telescope technology,
finding alien life...
July 16 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is
invoking the renewed military conflict with Hamas to argue
it’s risky to trade more land for peace with the Palestinians.
Netanyahu, speaking as warplanes pounded the Gaza Strip in an
attempt to stop rockets attacks, scoffed at an assertion made
by White House...
July 16 - The Congressional Budget Office has predicted
that the federal deficit will skyrocket in coming years to
levels unseen since World War II, even though the White House
reported last week that the deficit this year was at its
lowest of the Obama presidency. "Deficits are projected to
rise steadily and, by 2039, to push...
July 16 - The economy is recovering from a
harsher-than-normal winter, but the pace of growth for the
balance of this year and next will not create nearly enough
decent jobs for the millions unemployed and recent graduates
working at venues like Starbucks. It's easy for President
Obama to blame Republicans in Congress, and vice...
July 8 - So many illegal immigrants are swarming across
the southern border that the federal government is now running
a full time transportation service to take the aliens from the
border to immigration centers throughout the southwest where
they are often released without consequence. The
Associated Press reports that...
July 7 - The city of Los Angeles has joined Orange
County, Riverside County, and other cities nationwide in
ending the practice of holding illegal immigrant inmates past
their scheduled release dates, characterizing the practice as
"unconstitutional" under a recent federal court ruling. L.A.
Mayor Eric Garcetti and police Chief...
July 8 - Steve Roberts, a resident of suburban Santee,
CA in San Diego County, says that the owners of his apartment
complex are preventing him from displaying the American flag
inside his home. The flag, which is hung in his front window,
is hidden when the blinds are closed, and is a tribute to
Roberts's father, who served in...
July 8 - United Nations officials are pushing for many
of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as
refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to
increase pressure on the United States and Mexico to accept
tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum.
Officials with the U.N.
July 8 - Washington and Lee University says it is
removing Confederate battle flags from its campus. The move
was announced in a lengthy email from university president
Kenneth Rusio to faculty and students on Tuesday. This spring,
a group of law students demanded the school banish the flag
from campus and repudiate...
July 9 -
Hamas has emerged from a 19-month cease-fire stronger,
savvier, and more effective at hitting
Israel where it will hurt the most. Hamas's arsenal,
estimated at 10,000 rockets, is only marginally bigger than it
was heading into its last conflict with Israel, in November
2012. But its mid-range rockets are much more...
July 9 - The world's largest chicken breeder has
discovered that a key breed of rooster has a genetic issue
that is reducing its fertility, adding to problems
constraining U.S. poultry production and raising prices at a
time when beef and pork prices are already at record highs.
The breed, Aviagen Group's standard Ross male, is...
July 8 - The number of first-born U.S. babies born into
a home with a married mother and father has fallen below 60
percent for the first time, the Census Bureau said Tuesday,
while more than one in five first-born children are now born
to cohabiting parents. The findings document the slow but
steady rise of what some researchers...
July 8 - The man (Eskinder Negash) who heads the
federal agency responsible for many of the 50,000
unaccompanied alien children from Central America who have
entered the U.S. illegally in recent months told a conference
on Tuesday that those working with refugees should look to
Jesus Christ as a role model. "Jesus was...
July 8 - A filmmaker with extensive knowledge of the
current border crisis says this chaos is exactly what
President Obama wants and planned for, and he says the current
media fixation on abandoned children means criminals, drug
smugglers and terrorists are coming to the United States
without even being noticed. Dennis...
July 9 - Massachusetts legislators passed a bill that
would grant people convicted of first-degree murder while
under age 18 a chance at parole after serving at least 20
years of their sentence. The bill, which was approved late
Tuesday, comes after rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court and
Massachusetts' highest court that...
July 5 - Pope Francis has lamented the abandoning of
the traditionally Christian practice of not working on
Sundays, saying it has a negative impact on families and
friendships. Francis on Saturday traveled to Molise, an
agricultural region in the heart of southern Italy where
unemployment is chronically high. While he...
July 9 - Democratic lawmakers in the Senate are
crafting legislation that would override the June 30th Burwell
v. Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling, The New York Times
reported. In their 5-4 decision, the court held that the 1993
Religious Freedom Restoration Act applied to privately owned
for-profit corporations and that they could...
July 9 - Israel’s left-wing newspaper Ha’aretz, which
advocates acquiescing to most Arab demands in return for
peace, has this week been hosting its first “Israel Conference
on Peace,” coincidently scheduled for the same week
Palestinian terrorists are pounding the Jewish state with
missiles. Somewhat sidestepping present...
July 9 - The Iron Dome missile defense system has
achieved a nearly 90 percent success rate since Monday night,
an improvement over its performance during Operation Pillar of
Defense in November 2012. The defense system is activated only
when the rockets fired by Palestinian militants at Israel
appear likely to hit populated areas.
July 2 - San Diego is expected to have one airplane
full of illegal immigrants arrive every three days. According
to The Press-Enterprise, San Diego Sector Chief Paul Beeson
told a town hall in Murrieta on Wednesday evening that "one
airplane is scheduled to arrive in San Diego from Texas every
72 hours." “We will...
July 2 - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),
a federal agency tasked with enforcing workplace
discrimination laws, is suing a private American business for
firing a group of Hispanic and Asian employees over their
inability to speak English at work, claiming that the
English-language requirement in a U.S...
July 1 - Burger King has concocted yet another way to
have it your way: a gay pride burger. The Proud Whopper, as
it's called, comes wrapped in a rainbow colored wrapper with
this inscription: "We are all the same inside." It will be
sold through Thursday at one Burger King restaurant on San
Francisco's Market Street, that was at...
July 2 - A government-contracted security force
threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any
information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp
housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in
San Antonio, Texas, sources say. In spite of the threat,
several former camp workers broke...
June 26 - Most public health agencies and nutritionists
in the United States still recommend no- or low-calorie
artificial sweeteners as an acceptable, and even preferred,
alternative to sugar. This flawed advice can have very serious
repercussions for those who follow it. Artificial sweeteners
of all kinds have been found to wreak havoc...
June 24 - Living in the land of the free isn't what it
used to be. Basic freedoms are under attack; many blame the
politics of the Left and a mission to silence those who
disagree. In the movie Ben Hur, one famous scene depicts an
ancient Roman ship reaching the speed needed to ram an enemy.
Wall Street Journal columnist...
June 24 - The U.S. government is allowed to use drones
to kill dangerous U.S. citizens, according to a secret memo
that has now been released to the public. A federal court made
large portions of the Obama administration's 41-page targeted
drone strike memo available. The document argues the U.S.
government is justified...
June 25 - In the past five months, federal judges have
made it their priority to redefine marriage. They've struck
down marriage protection laws in 12 states, and the judicial
onslaught probably won't end until the Supreme Court gets
involved. In less than twenty years, America's support for gay
marriage has more than doubled from 25...
June 25 - A Fortune 500 company is facing accusations
of discrimination after rejecting a home-school graduate who
applied to work for them. The Home School Legal Defense
Association argues that an energy distribution group called
NiSource is being "unreasonable" for refusing to hire home-schoolers
June 23 - Claiming that as many as half of the illegal
immigrant children flooding across the border may have
legitimate cases to stay in America, House Democrats
introduced legislation Monday to give them taxpayer-funded
lawyers to maximize their chances of not being deported. Reps.
Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Karen Bass...
June 24 - Seeking to mobilize a global front against
anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden
declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark
of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and
social traditions. Biden told a gathering of U.S. and
international gay rights advocates that President...
June 25 - The U.S. economy shrank at a steep annual
rate of 2.9 percent in the January-March quarter as a harsh
winter contributed to the biggest contraction since the depths
of the recession five years ago. But the setback is widely
thought to be temporary, with growth rebounding solidly since
spring. The first-quarter contraction...
June 25 - Climate change is no longer controversial:
it's fact. Now the burning questions include how to stop
the process– and how much it will cost. For the United States
alone, annual property losses from hurricanes and other
coastal storms is expected to reach $35 billion a year over
the next 25 years. Don't expect that...