Muslim dances on altar of Catholic Basilica in Florence (video)

Eric Holder asks China to release Nobel Peace Prize winner

Brian Brown: Hold judges accountable

Polish bishops slam plans for liberal in vitro law

Fight looms over “religious defamation” measure at UN

French retirement protests take violent turn

Calif. same-sex “marriage” ruling defended

George Soros’ millions buying “political reporters” for NPR

    Warner Todd Huston writing at Big Journalism: “[W]ith the news that George Soros is buying one hundred political ‘reporters’ for National Public Radio (NPR), one waits with bated breath for the left to decry the fact that a famous anti-American leftist is buying and influencing the ‘news’ . . . In fact, The New York Times doesn’t even mention the left-wing ideology of the foundation that is supplying $1.8 million to NPR so it can hire political reporters across the country.”


  • Posted: 10/19/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: bigjournalism.com

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The new marriage gap: Does education predict conjugal success?

VA: Abortion protest causes “distraction” at Bedford school

Pro-life group targets 42 Democrats

Lincoln University (PA) professor calls for Israel’s destruction

Federalist Society white paper on the CA Supreme Court

    Jeremy B. Rosen, Thomas F. Gede, Federalist Society: “With Chief Justice George’s imminent retirement and replacement by California Court of Appeal Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, and the high likelihood that the Governor who is elected this November may have the ability to appoint a majority of the court during his or her term in office, this is a unique opportunity to consider the work, impact, and role of the California Supreme Court. In this paper, we highlight a few important areas of law (consumer class actions, property rights, arbitration, commercial speech, and employment) where the court has been strongly divided in recent years. In those areas of great importance to California’s businesses, workers and consumers, changes in the court’s personnel therefore could result in changes in the law that push the court away from its current balance.”


  • Posted: 10/19/2010
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.fed-soc.org

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Why do foreigners keep losing money from US T-bonds? Are foreign governments manipulating?

Ignore the media, O’Donnell is right about the so-called “separation of church and state”

    Politico: “Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell questioned on Tuesday whether the Constitution provides for the separation of church and state.”  Similarly, the AP files this report. The Washington Post also carries this report that includes video of the debate.

    John R. Guardiano writing at The American Spectator: “[W]hile O’Donnell may not have been as articulate as she should have been, she’s nonetheless right: The phrase ‘separation of church and state’ appears nowhere in the Constitution . . . The First Amendment had been designed to protect religion from governmental interference and obstruction. Today, by contrast, the courts seem intent on protecting the people from religion . . . So while the elites cluck in disapproval at what they believe is O’Donnell’s faux pas, the reality is she knows and understands the Constitution better than they do.”


  • Posted: 10/19/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty

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Houston pro-life advocates plan another rally against new abortion biz

OH: Pregnant girlfriend forced to abortion clinic; 6 counts for accused

The face that changes everything: babies who survive abortion

4th Circuit issues important ruling in case of Md. troopers who arrested pro-life speakers

Pro-Life Group Asks Federal Court To Stop The Ohio “Speech Police”

Barred Chinese leaders send greetings to Lausanne Congress

Northern Ireland: Row as First Minister Peter Robinson attacks Catholic schools

Federal judge rejects stay request on DADT injunction

Democrat says he’s heard Pelosi won’t run again for Speaker

Charities: Donations fall by record amount for top nonprofits

Preparation for marriage: A stable job, adequate financial resources

NY: Chefs Speak Out Against Looming Salt Ban

Bahrain: Legal and social acceptance of polygamy destabilizing families

On law schools and employment data: Is the ABA the answer?

Utah County prosecutors to meet Tuesday to discuss bigamy case involving Lehi TV family

Escape from polygamy: A former sister-wife shares why she left

    Lemondrop.com: “During the past two years, Verlan had constructed separate adobe homes for each wife. He married Lillie, and now he was busily courting another teenage girl named Kim. Three babies were being born into our family on average each year. Indeed, Verlan was adding many new jewels to his eternal crown. There were over 40 children in our family now — 40 kids who hardly knew their own father. Children who needed a relationship with him in the worst way. Unfortunately, Verlan never had time to spend with them.”


  • Posted: 10/19/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.lemondrop.com

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Muslim rebels stage suicide attack on Chechen parliament

Proposals to deny citizenship to illegal immigrants’ children in the works, lawmaker says

NSW, Australia: Labor to defy churches: ethics classes likely to start next year

Justice Kennedy Orders Response on Request to Halt Maine Public Funding Scheme

Brooklyn, NY: Sheepshead Bay mosque is denied permit

Egypt cuts a deal: Christians fed to Muslim “lions”

    Middle East Forum: “Magdi Khalil, a human rights activist at the forefront of the ‘Coptic question,’ states that ‘Egypt is on the verge of chaos and change of regime and there is a plan for Copts to pay the price of this predicted chaos, by directing the surplus violence, hate and barbarism towards them.’ This redirection onto the Copts is obvious even in subtle things: aside from the habitual anti-Copt indoctrination that goes on in mosques — all of the aforementioned demonstrations occurred immediately after Friday’s mosque prayers — Egypt’s state run public education system also marginalizes, if not ostracizes, the Copts.”


  • Posted: 10/19/2010
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.meforum.org

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A few federal judges shouldn’t decide legality of same-sex “marriage”

Egypt pulls plug on TV stations over “religious hatred”

In the courts: Voucher battle redux

    David Masci, Senior Researcher, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life: “On Nov. 3, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a pair of related cases involving a constitutional challenge to an Arizona tax policy aimed at providing scholarships for children to attend private — often religious — schools. The cases, Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn and Arizona Department of Revenue v. Winn, involve a state tax credit for Arizona residents who contribute money to what are called scholarship tuition organizations (STOs), nonprofit groups that use taxpayer contributions to provide scholarships for children to attend private schools. Opponents of the tax credit contend that it violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution because, in their view, it allows the state to channel public money to religious schools. Those defending the tax credit maintain that it meets the constitutional standards set by the Supreme Court in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, the 2002 ruling which upheld a school voucher program in Cleveland, Ohio. Before deciding the Establishment Clause issue, however, the court will consider whether those challenging the tax credit have legal standing, which is the right to bring such a lawsuit.”


  • Posted: 10/19/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: pewresearch.org

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NE: Discrimination ordinance splits Omaha city council

Christians Urged to Wake Up to Reality of GLBT Agenda

    Christian Post: “All the while, Christians have not concerned themselves with the issue and pastors are afraid to speak out for fear of being perceived as homophobic, he lamented. Though he has published with major publishers before, no secular or Christian publisher was willing to go near his new book, titled A Queer Thing Happened to America: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been. His book was rejected by about 20 publishers, all of whom said the title needs to be changed and that the contents are too controversial . . . At the same time, he believes the GLBT issue is the greatest challenge to religious freedoms and family foundations in this generation and is something Christians cannot ignore. ‘We must pray for awakening in the church. America’s messed up because the church is messed up,’ he said. ‘This has happened on our watch.’”


  • Posted: 10/19/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.christianpost.com

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Silence to rock thousands of campuses Tuesday as students protest abortion

Court reaffirms: City can’t force firefighters to attend “gay pride” parade

Third lawsuit against pro-abortion ObamaCare gets court hearing in Virginia

CO Senate Candidate vilified for calling homosexuality a lifestyle choice

Long battle by foes of campaign finance rules shifts landscape

NYT: The Court’s pre-emption test at issue in vaccination case

China plans to reduce its exports of minerals; has monopoly on crucial rare elements

AZ: La Raza studies teachers file lawsuit

Judge throws out Montana’s ban on corporate campaign spending

Geert Wilders, Western sages, and totalitarian Islam

    Andrew Bostom writing at Pajamas Media: “Wilders’ assessment [of Islam] not only comports with scholarly observations made (primarily) before the advent of the postmodern Western scourge of cultural relativism, it is supported by contemporary hard polling data from 2006 -2007, and a more recent follow-up reported February 25, 2009. At present, overwhelming Muslim majorities — i.e., better than two-thirds (see the weighted average calculated here) of a well-conducted survey of the world’s most significant and populous Arab and non-Arab Muslim countries — want these immoderate outcomes: ‘strict application’ of Shari’a, Islamic law, and a global caliphate.”

    Andrew C. McCarthy, writing at National Review Online: “Moreover, as I’ve noted on several occasions, the point of jihad is to spread sharia, the Islamic legal system whose installation is the necessary precondition to creating an Islamic society . . . Consequently, one can be an Islamist without engaging in violent jihad, which is precisely the case with the vast majority of Islamists. The fact that they are not terrorists does not mean — as we wish it would mean — that they are not extremists. While they abstain from the use of force (particularly against other Muslims), staggering majorities of Muslims throughout the world favor the implementation and strict application of sharia.”


  • Posted: 10/19/2010
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty

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Pat Buchanan: Tribalism returns to Europe

Iceberg ahead: The hidden cost of public sector retiree health benefits in New York

    NCPA: “New York taxpayers spend billions of dollars a year on health insurance coverage for retired state and local government employees, many of whom are too young to be eligible for Medicare. But the mounting ‘pay-as-you-go’ bill for retiree health care is just the tip of a much larger iceberg, says E.J. McMahon, a senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.”


  • Posted: 10/19/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.ncpa.org

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Hastings, MN pastor makes political endorsements from the pulpit

“Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants”

“No scientific evidence of gay youth suicide epidemic”

Troops chafe at restrictive rules of engagement, talks with Taliban

Is college worth the investment?

“Hang them”: Uganda paper publishes photos of “gays”

Groups challenge expanded Mass. obscenity law

National debt up $3 trillion on Obama’s watch

Jackson petitions Supreme Court in D.C. marriage case

Turkish pres: Germany must help Turks integrate

Human Rights Watch: Courts, Saudi men abuse powers over women

Netherlands: Geert Wilders asks for hate speech acquittal

Students celebrate pro-life day, mindful of rights

Olympic College First Amendment policy suspended

UI committee: Dismissed professor, others lack due-process protection

Consistent and persistent: Truth in defense of the pro-life viewpoint

San Diego firefighters exonerated in “gay pride” parade case

How the Fed is holding back recovery

    “By promising to print more money, it’s giving Congress an excuse to avoid critical tax and spending cuts. merica’s structural growth problems are clearly focused in small business and stem from high taxes, regulatory threats and the central control of credit. But the Fed’s stimulus policy supports government over the private sector and big business over small—meanwhile, giving Congress an excuse to impose crippling increases in taxes and spending.”


  • Posted: 10/19/2010
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  • Category: Featured

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