There have been zero Syrian refugees who have participated in terrorist attacks in the United States, but Ted Cruz wants to force Syrian refugees to prove that they are Christians before they are helped by the USA.
So far this year, legislators in the following U.S. states have introduced bills using government power to promote prayer: Arizona Illinois Iowa Kentucky Minnesota Nevada South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia West Virginia According to U.S. Census data for 2013 (the most recent year for which
[A tip of the pen to DocDawg, whose blog post on the situation in North Carolina got me all riled up.] Republican party officials love to proclaim that theirs is the “party of hard work”, that the GOP stands for the idea that Americans should
The return of Americans Elect as the Level the Playing Field Foundation signifies plans for the 2016 presidential election that bear watching, especially considering the deep pockets of Level the Playing Field’s chairman and sole funder, the private wealth investment tycoon Peter Ackerman. The point
They’re driving drunk. They’re making up stories about getting shot by African-Americans. They’re having sex with kids. Christian pastors in America are behaving very badly indeed.
I’m looking for an answer to a campaign finance oddity. Yesterday, the American Society of Anesthesiologists Political Action Committee declared to the FEC that it had spent $110,000.00 for radio advertisements supporting Patrick Hope, one of many Democrats competing for their party’s nomination to Virginia’s
The Obama Administration has just agreed to expand offshore drilling along the shore of Virginia, and to allow Shell Oil to conduct offshore drilling in the Beaufort Sea’s icy Arctic waters, using untested technology. Barack Obama has been an anti-environment President, in the pocket of corporations that profit from selling fossil fuel. He is not a decent choice for serious environmentalist voters in 2012.
The religious groups advocating for this law say that they need it to protect their First Amendment freedom of religion. Of course, the groups would be using government money to punish people for their religious beliefs.
If you’ve been paying attention, you know about S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011. You know that the House and Senate have passed it. You know that if Barack Obama signs it when it reaches his desk in a few days, the
On May 12 2011, Rep. Robert Scott introduced a new wrinkle to considerations of Patriot Act powers and their uses. We already know from reports to Congress that most uses of the Patriot Act have nothing to do with terrorism. But what, then, is the
If an atheist can get nearly 4 out of 10 votes in Virginia, who’s to say that openly atheist candidates couldn’t win outright in more progressive places?