Honest Abe, born Feb. 12, predicted 'death by suicide'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2644465" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Abraham Lincoln[/caption] Lincoln, whose birth anniversary falls on Feb. 12, warned, Jan. 27, 1837: "At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? more…

Pope unleashes 'super confessors' to tackle special sins

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_2129995" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pope Francis[/caption] Pope Francis has dispatched 1,000-plus priests to travel around the world and forgive sins that can only normally be cleared by top more…

Now 'gays' thrust beliefs onto Christian T-shirt maker

by Bob Unruh --   [caption id="attachment_2936894" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Blaine Adamson (Photo: Video screenshot)[/caption] Freedoms of religion and speech, protected in the U.S. by its Constitution and recognized widely in other parts more…

Can conservative win where moderates crash and burn?

by Paul Bremmer -- [caption id="attachment_504385" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas[/caption] On the day last March when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, a more…

Israeli archaeologists issue Western Wall warning

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The Jan. 31 decision by the Israeli government to approve a site adjacent to Jerusalem's Western Wall plaza for mixed-gender prayer was generally hailed as a successful compromise more…

Pope Francis to stand with migrants at U.S. border

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_2460805" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pope Francis addresses Congress.[/caption] Pope Francis, who has spent the past several months pressing nations, including America, to embrace those fleeing the unrest in more…

Why republics don't work with despots in charge

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2927464" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 20th-century despots[/caption] "Society ... must repose on principles that do not change." – wrote Montesquieu in Book 24 of "The Spirit of the Laws." more…

New Hampshire gives Muslim ban huge thumbs up

by Douglas Ernst -- [caption id="attachment_2933534" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Republican primary voters in New Hampshire were enthusiastic with Donald Trump's plan to temporarily halt all Muslim immigration[/caption] New Hampshire voters are in love more…