'Atheism is unknown here'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1904245" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Benjamin Franklin[/caption] On April 17, 1790, the son of a poor candle-maker died. The 15th of 17 children, he apprenticed as a printer and more…

Challenge to 'under God' handed 5th straight loss

by Bob Unruh -- [caption id="attachment_1905245" align="aligncenter" width="621"] Jones family[/caption] A challenge to two words in the Pledge of Allegiance, "under God," has ended with the atheist organization that brought the complaint more…

School clubs OK unless they're pro-life

by Bob Unruh -- An Iowa high student barred from establishing a pro-life club on campus because the subject is "controversial" is threatening legal action, arguing her club has the same constitutional more…

After 70 years, honoring 'righteous Gentiles'

by Marisa Martin -- Poland commemorates Yom Ha'Shoah (or Jewish Holocaust) at a variety of memorials on April 16. Some of these are in construction, new this year or under fierce debate. more…

Lawmakers vote Holy Bible as state book

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_1911355" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Tennessee lawmakers are pressing to make the Holy Bible the state's official book.[/caption] Members of the Tennessee House of Representatives voted to make the more…

Veterans' memorial under fire for rifle depiction

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_1911305" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The battlefield cross has been around since Civil War days to honor the fallen.[/caption] A Milford, Michigan, veterans' group is up in arms after more…

Author: Vatican aligns with U.N. on 'world governance'

by Jerome R. Corsi -- [caption id="attachment_1910085" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Pope Francis and U.N. General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon[/caption] UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. general secretary's appearance at an upcoming Vatican event promoting a worldwide movement more…

How Americans will lose their freedoms

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1903195" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Alexis de Tocqueville[/caption] On April 16, 1859, French historian Alexis de Tocqueville died. After nine months of traveling the United States, he wrote "Democracy more…