'American Idol' finalist dies at 35

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) — A one-time "American Idol" finalist has died, the show's official Facebook page announced. "Michael Johns was an incredible talent and we are deeply saddened by the more…

Report: Israel spied on Kerry in Mideast talks

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SPIEGEL) — SPIEGEL has learned from reliable sources that Israeli intelligence eavesdropped on US Secretary of State John Kerry during Middle East peace negotiations. In addition to the more…

Mitt Romney suddenly in demand

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONPOST) — President Obama thumped Mitt Romney in the 2012 election, but now their political standings seem reversed. During a summer in which Democratic candidates are keeping their more…

America: Exceptionally good or exceptionally evil?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_1104925" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dinesh D'Souza[/caption] (Editor's note: Dinesh D'Souza is the star and director of the movie, "America: Imagine the World without Her," now in theaters.) By more…

Faith of nation's forefathers celebrated at Plymouth

by Michael Carl -- [caption id="attachment_1105945" align="aligncenter" width="596"] National Monument to the Forefathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts[/caption] The unique American experiment is being celebrated at the spot where the Pilgrims landed in 1620. more…

Is government 'by the people' still possible?

by Leo Hohmann -- [ooyala code="M3bG9lbzoB27WmBO2gETllnU9JjsHiZt" player_id="40d9b99b682e4c5f990d970e4a0828cd"] Todd Akin spent three years studying the concept of self-government as envisioned by America's Founding Fathers. He discovered there's a distinct relationship between faith and more…

Todd Akin: NFL drops ball on domestic violence

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_1093375" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice[/caption] By Seth Johnson Todd Akin – the former Missouri congressman who made an admittedly awkward description of rape and was more…