Although racism of course did not begin with Charles Darwin, he did more than any other person to popularize it. After he “proved” that all humans descended from apes, it was natural to conclude that some races had descended further than others.
Comments by HBO's Bill Maher insulting the Pope and calling Catholicism a "cult" that promotes "organized pedophilia" have stirred resentment among many American Catholics upset he would say this the week before Pope Benedict XVI visits the United States.
Kenneth Copeland Ministries, one of six so-called mega-churches at the center of a U.S. Senate Finance Committee investigation, has informed the committee that it will not cooperate with the probe, citing its concerns about the government targeting certain Christian churches, as well as concerns about privacy and potential First Amendment violations.
Barack Obama has a way with words. When opining off-the-cuff, however, he can get into trouble.
I am sure that when many heard of Charlton Heston's death, they felt a part of their own lives had passed along as well. He was, as many have written, a cultural icon.
In the race for the seat of retiring Sen. John Warner (R-Va.), a delegate in the Virginia Legislature is mounting a campaign against a former governor and presidential candidate, amassing support from social conservatives, and has an opportunity to win the Republican Party nomination, according to some experts in Old Dominion politics.
Richard Ellis, vice president of communications for McDonald's USA, recently joined the board of directors of the National Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) to promote the business of McDonald's to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community - a step the conservative American Family Association (AFA) opposes.
Government scientists are studying the feasibility of sending nearly microscopic particles of specially made glass into the Earth's upper atmosphere to try to dampen the effects of "global warming." The idea, while "interesting," said one leading global warming skeptic, is "not practical" and, if done a large scale, could depress the ozone layer and cause other problems.
In the current Time magazine Bob Geldof talks about regarding a recent trip he made to Africa with President George W. Bush. He has observed what Bush has done in Africa, particularly on AIDS, and is enormously grateful for the president’s truly unprecedented actions. To cite just one example: in 2003, only 50,000 Africans were on HIV antiretroviral drugs; today, thanks to American relief, 1.3 million receive free medicine.
Michael Anthony Monsoor, the petty officer of the U.S. Navy's Special Operations Command (SEAL), who saved the lives of his three SEAL colleagues and three Iraqi soldiers on Sept. 29, 2006, but died from a grenade blast in Ramada, Iraq, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor Tuesday at the White House.
Today, I rise to announce a new movement. I’ve never tried to start a movement before. I’m not even quite sure how to do it, so I’ll just announce it: It’s the Regressive Movement. We’ve got conservatives, liberals and progressives. Now it’s time for the regressives!
Israel is conducting its largest-ever emergency response drill this week, a nationwide exercise that was planned months ago. The exercise is producing jitters in Syria and Lebanon, although Israel officials have emphasized that this is only a practice run "with nothing hiding behind it."
Albert Mohler recently interviewed Dr. Stephen Baskerville, professor at Patrick Henry College and author of the book, “Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fatherhood, Marriage and the Family.”
Planned Parenthood Federation of America made unprecedented revenues and increased the number of abortions over a one-year period by the largest percentage since 1996, according to its just-released annual report.
The government of the world's most populous Islamic state says YouTube has two days to take down a Dutch lawmaker's provocative film on the Koran or it will block access to the popular video-sharing Web site.
Outspoken opponents of the Intelligent Design (ID) movement, including scientists Richard Dawkins and Paul Zachary "PZ" Myers, have managed to infiltrate private screenings for a soon-to-be released movie on the subject, according to a film producer who helped to organize the events.
Queen Rania of Jordan has launched an official YouTube page in an effort to dispel stereotypes of the Arab and Muslim world.
March 31st marks the third anniversary of my sister’s brutal death. Senator Obama said that his biggest regret was allowing Congress to try to help my sister. I wish I could ask Terri about her biggest regret, because as things turned out I’m certain that hers would have been that she was born in an America where life is no longer viewed as precious and worthy of protection.
Radical Muslims engaged in holy war -- jihadis -- are waging a worldwide campaign to advance their goals, particularly in moderate Arab states, in Russia, and in the liberal democracies of the West, according to Walid Phares, author of "The Confrontation: Winning the War Against Future Jihad."
I have a few questions—but they are not about whether Oprah Winfrey, Eckhart Tolle or Marianne Williamson are good, smart and nice people. I’m sure they are. My concern is about the ideas they hold—since good, smart, nice people can hold false beliefs and be wrong about all kinds of things. Sometimes, even the most important things.