LA: Senate committee passes resolution allowing Ten Commandments monument on Capitol grounds

Scotland: bishop defends public funding of Catholic schools

Egypt: Copts are facing more widespread violence, warn international experts

Trafficked children ‘sold in UK for £16,000′

MN marriage amendment clears committee; second GOP legislator votes no

Archbishop Timothy Dolan on Marriage: the Core of Every Civilization

N.Y. ‘gay marriage’ battle could impact U.S.

Anger after navy names ship – “Cesar Chavez”

    CBS: Hunter, a Marine Corps veteran, released a statement Tuesday saying that the Navy’s decision to name the ship after Chavez “goes right along with other recent decisions by the Navy that appear to be more about making a political statement than upholding the Navy’s history and tradition.”


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New documents suggest Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan involved with crafting legal defense of Obamacare

RI: Providence bishop calls civil unions discriminatory, urges reciprocal benefits legislation

Key Senators to Support Filibuster of Goodwin Liu

Justice Clarence Thomas’ appearance at Ga. courthouse dedication spurs debate in home state

Girl Scouts, No Longer a Family Friendly Organization for 2 Sisters

Rumblings: Perry 2012?

Five Reasons the Pro-Life Movement is Winning on Abortion

‘Candy cane’ case: Free speech on chopping block

Dayton: I’ll oppose marriage amendment with “every fiber” and think it will fail

California Special Election Produces Unexpected Result

San Francisco Giants to make ‘It Gets Better’ video to combat homophobia

Canada: Supreme Court to decide on faith exemption in Quebec religion class

Bloomberg lobbies for marriage redefinition and threatens Senate Republicans

NZ: Abortion law heartbreaking for parents

New report finds medical costs to rise 8.5 percent in 2012

Ed Whelan: Why Goodwin Liu’s Nomination Should Be Defeated

Slow-go Senate avoids tough roll-call votes

Ted Olson: Supreme Court could give ‘incremental’ win to same-sex marriage

NARAL reveals national strategy to shutter pro-life pregnancy centers

Are Health Care Waivers Political Favors?

    Janathan Adler at The Volokh Conspiracy: Does this story mean that health care waivers are being used for political purposes? We don’t know. The issuance of 1,000-plus waivers is a relatively short period has raised lots of questions. The problem is that HHS has not been sufficiently clear about the criteria it is using in its waiver decisions.


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Liberty Counsel Announces Ninth Annual “Friend or Foe” Graduation Prayer Campaign

Catholic Hospital Is Exempt From Washington State Anti-Discrimination Law

100,000 Want Religious Education As Part of British Core School Subjects

Battle over condoms enters Philippine Congress

US: Corporations need to waking up to human trafficking

Third of Berlin university students consider sex work

Role of homosexuality in Catholic abuse scandal debated

4th Circuit Court Of Appeals Hears Forsyth County Commission Prayer Case

    Yes! Weekly: Mike Johnson, a former senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, represented Forsyth County . . . Commissioner Walter Marshall said the county did not have a policy regarding prayer until Judge Beaty issued his ruling last year. “The Alliance Defense Fund gave us a policy that we were supposed to sign off on,” Marshall said. “It was not a policy created by our board.”
    The Alliance Defense Fund is “a legal alliance defending the right to hear and speak the truth through strategy, training, funding, and direct litigation,” according to its website.


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“Gay RI House speaker takes heat for marriage vote”

The Donor’s Dilemma: What the Koch Foundation dustup at FSU teaches about college endowments.

    David French at National Review: While there does exist a theoretical danger that overly restrictive giving can compromise academic freedom, conservatives have far too little influence over academia to approach that level of control. Simply put, large public and private universities will not agree to gift terms that cede too much ground to the Right. The danger to academic freedom comes from the University’s close partnership with the Left, where funded programs will often brook no dissent — not by formal agreement, but by expectation and practice.


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Iraq: Islamists abduct, torture and behead young Christian father of three

USPS warns of default on retiree benefits

How about a National Obamacare Waiver?

    Heritage Foundation, The Foundry: To date, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has approved 1,372 Obamacare waivers, covering 3.1 million Americans. Yesterday, The Daily Caller reported that among HHS’s most recent round of 204 Obamacare waivers, “38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district.” That’s right: Nearly 20 percent of exemptions from Pelosi’s crowning health care achievement were doled out in her backyard. | see also: Waive Me by Michelle Malkin at Townhall.


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God and Democratic Diplomacy

The Hidden State Financial Crisis

The IRS Gets Political: The taxman goes after campaign donors.

Why Is Soros Spending Over $48 Million Funding Media Organizations?

    Fox News: Readers unhappy with Soros’ media influence might be tempted to voice concerns to the Organization of News Ombudsmen – a professional group devoted to “monitoring accuracy, fairness and balance.” Perhaps they might consider a direct complaint to one such as NPR’s Alicia Shepard or PBS’s Michael Getler, both directors of the organization. Unfortunately, that group is also funded by Soros.


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Girl Killed by Abortion Drug Followed Old Planned Parenthood Policy

Congressional Retirement Benefits Much More Generous than Private Sector

    NCPA Policy Digest: Added together, the total retirement package provided by the federal government to members of Congress is worth somewhere around 33.4 percent of pay. ( Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Biggs finds the average private sector worker in establishments of 100 employees or greater receives . . . — a package worth around 6.4 percent of pay total.


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Weak Dollar Responsible for High Gas Prices