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How Cheap Oil Is Changing the World
From Russia to your local gas station, the consequences of low fuel prices are clear. But the consequences of those consequences are less apparent. An oil field…
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The Germanwings Mass Murder–Suicide Shows the Importance of Depression Intervention
Last Tuesday, 27-year-old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed a Germanwings Airbus A320 jetliner into a mountainside in the French Alps, killing 150…
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How To Be Pro-Life Without Being Violent: Whose Bodies? Whose Choices?
This post is part of a series on how pro-life and pro-choice people can find common ground to work for holistic reproductive justice. The introduction to this…
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13 hours ago
Andy Borowitz Is the Only Comedian Qualified to Replace Jon Stewart
Politics is hard, but political comedy can be genuinely dangerous. The politician has to gather supporters, bind them together in support of a program, and keep…
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Trans-Pacific Partnership Proves Rules Are Rigged in Favor of the 1 Percent
“China wants to write the rules for the world’s fastest-growing region … We should write those rules,”  President Obama declared in his State of the Union…
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Starbucks Suffers Financially Following their Support of Same Sex Marriage.
About Alex Sandra Myles Alex Sandra Myles is qualified as a Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, Teacher of Tibetan Meditation, Dragon Magic and a Spiritual coach to…
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A Decade Of Doctor Who
Ten years ago today, ‘Rose’ first aired on our television screens and reintroduced Doctor Who to a whole new generation. So to celebrate its re-birthday, I…
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17 hours ago
How Indiana's religious freedom law sparked a battle over LGBT rights
The biggest political crisis of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s career is over a type of law that’s been around for more than 20 years.
Indiana’s new Religious…
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Religious freedom and Michigan
Twitter   Facebook   Google+   Email   When Indiana passed its controversial “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” last week, one of my more irreverent friends…
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Not all RFRAs are created equal: What's different about Indiana's controversial law - On Faith & Culture
Move over, Gene Hackman. Indiana is becoming known for a lot more than just Hoosier’s basketball. After the state passed a law purported to restore “religious…
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Revel in post-apocalyptic carnage in the full trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road
“Mad” Max Rockatansky is returning to the big screen this spring with a personal reminder of how inconvenient it will be to procure a gallon of gas when we’re…
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Backer of Indiana law says "It's impossible to satisfy the homosexual lobby"
Considering it seems like everyone from Tim Cook to the whole state of Connecticut is incensed by a new law that allows Indiana businesses to refuse service to…
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17 hours ago
Defying Criticism, Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill on Religious Freedom
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., — Despite intensifying criticism from business leaders both within and outside of Arkansas, the state legislature on Tuesday passed its…
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Arkansas passes Indiana-style 'religious freedom' bill criticised as anti-gay
The Arkansas state legislature has passed an Indiana-style religious freedom bill despite continued public outrage at legislators in the Hoosier State.…
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First woman in US sentenced for killing a fetus
On Monday, the state of Indiana sentenced 33-year-old Indian-American Purvi Patel to 20 years in prison on charges of feticide - an act that causes the death of…
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18 hours ago
Origins of a Tropical Island II: The Long Road from Lava to Colonization
Imagine a tropic island paradise with beautiful beaches and thousands of plants and birds. Chances are you are imagining an island that formed as the result of…
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Why I feel sorry for Indiana's Christian business owners... - Matthew Paul Turner
Congratulations Indiana. You’ve done it. Your Christianity is free! That’s how your promoting this new law, right—as freedom? Freedom from the gay agenda?…
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21 hours ago
Religious Protection Laws, Once Called Shields, Are Now Seen as Cudgels
When the federal government adopted a religious protection act in 1993, same-sex marriage was not on the horizon.
An informal coalition of liberals and…
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21 hours ago
Finally, the Beauty of France's Chauvet Cave Makes its Grand Public Debut
As I descend a footpath through subterranean gloom, limestone walls tower 40 feet and plunge into a chasm. Gleaming stalactites dangle from the ceiling. After…
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21 hours ago
The Problem Isn’t That Trevor Noah Is Offensive. The Problem Is That He’s a Giant Dope.
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Not since John McCain selected Sarah Palin as his running mate have the vetting capacities of a…
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21 hours ago
Murder Isn’t Murder If It’s an Unborn Baby … Really?
A tragic story has been making headlines recently that highlights how far our culture has drifted from a biblical standpoint on the sanctity of life. According…
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Why no one understands Indiana’s new religious freedom law
Indiana became ground zero for the fight over LGBT rights last week when it passed its Religious Freedom Restoration Act, also more commonly known as RFRA.…
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Outrage Over RFRA Might Be A Fear Of Christians
Last week Indiana found itself at the center of the news cycle for all the wrong reasons. With Gov. Pence’s signing of the Religious Freedom Restoration…
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The big fear lurking behind the controversial new Indiana religious freedom law
In 1954, with the debate over the legality of public school segregation at its height, Fred Sullens of the Jackson Mississippi Daily News offered a vision of…
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Enter the City, Enter the Temple | Jamie Arpin-Ricci
Today we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, the act of a king enter his seat of power. Yet, this King reflected a new kind of kingship and…
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Rand Paul Said He Doesn’t Believe In The Concept Of Gay Rights
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Sen. Rand Paul said he doesn’t buy into the concept of gay rights because they are defined by a gay person’s…
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yesterday
Is Islam Inherently Violent?
Image by FirasMT  via Flickr An increasing number of people, especially in conservative Christian circles, are claiming that Islam is an inherently violent…
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Editorial: Gov. Pence, fix 'religious freedom' law now
From an editorial on the front page of The Indianapolis Star for Tuesday, March 31, 2015.(Photo: Indy Star) We are at a critical moment in Indiana's history.…
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Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as Daily Show host. Here are 10 videos of him slaying at standup.
Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as Daily Show host. Here are 10 videos of him slaying at standup. http://ift.tt/1ORqe1a
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Your OB can get you jailed for a miscarriage and there's not much you can do about it
Ms. Patel was accused of buying and taking misoprostol, but no supporting evidence of that was ever found.
Purvi Patel was sentenced today for having a…
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Michigan will chip in a million dollars to help clean up site for new research center in GR
The state is offering a million dollars to help clean up the site where Michigan State University is going to build its biomedical research center.
The site is…
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yesterday
Facebook won’t kill journalism. It might even save it
Everybody needs to calm down about Facebook.
The New York Times confirmed this week (paywall) that it, along with several other media outlets, has been in talks…
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yesterday
Husbands, Crucify Your Privilege: Ephesians 5 & How Men Take the Lead
… 21 and submit to each other out of respect for Christ. 22 For example, wives should submit to their husbands as if to the Lord. 23 A husband is the head of…
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Ted Cruz Fundraising Off His Just-Released Statement On Indiana Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Law
GOP Presidential candidate Ted Cruz just issued a statement supporting Indiana’s anti-gay “religious freedom” law, so he could fundraise off it.
All hell broke…
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yesterday
Francis Collins Interviewed in National Geographic, Social Media Reacts | The BioLogos Forum
Today’s entry was written by Brad Kramer. You can read more about what we believe here.
Francis Collins, BioLogos founder and current director of the National…
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yesterday
Auchtoon! » Welcome to Michigan! (But Maybe not You)
March 31, 2015 at 5:14 am · Filed under MLive Media Group Originally published in the Ann Arbor News, Bay City Times, Flint Journal, Grand Rapids Press, Jackson…
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Faith leaders call for end to 'harsh policy' of detaining immigrant families | National Catholic Reporter
Faith leaders from around the country decried the detention of immigrant families seeking asylum, calling it inhumane, shocking and a violation of human rights,…
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yesterday
Garbage and Gravitas | The Nation
St. Petersburg in revolt gave us Vladimir Nabokov, Isaiah Berlin and Ayn Rand. The first was a novelist, the second a philosopher. The third was neither but…
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If You Want To Know The Problem With Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law, Just Ask George W. Bush
by Ian Millhiser Posted on March 30, 2015 at 3:25 pm Updated: March 30, 2015 at 4:42 pm
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Just one day after Indiana Gov. Mike…
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yesterday
Inside NPR’s podcasting strategy | Poynter.
News → MediaWire NPR’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. In January, months after “Serial” rocketed to the top of the iTunes podcasting charts and ignited a…
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yesterday
To save its business, McDonald's needs to ditch burgers and focus on what makes it great
McDonald’s is getting ready to make customers’ dreams come true by testing all-day breakfast service at various locations, starting in San Diego. This is an…
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A Boston Cop Shooting and Our Post-Truth Era
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A career criminal, Angelo West, 41 years old with several of those years spent in prison, emerged from a car Friday night in Boston, gun in hand,…
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yesterday
Did Dark Matter Doom the Dinosaurs?
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The history of life on Earth is marked by occasional mass extinctions, events wiping out huge numbers of…
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yesterday
10 Situations Where Christian Bakers Should Refuse To Bake Wedding Cakes
This past week has been a major victory folks. With Indiana passing a law that gives us the right to refuse to sell our cakes to gay people, there are now…
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yesterday
Indiana’s New Law Allows Discrimination. That Was the Point.
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In the latest controversy over religious liberty and gay rights, last week Indiana became the 20th state to enact a…
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yesterday
Trevor Noah Is a Bold, Subversive Choice for 'The Daily Show'
With the South African comedian replacing Jon Stewart, The Daily Show gets younger, blacker, and more global. Screenshot/Comedy Central Trevor Noah's ascent on…
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yesterday
Will the Supreme Court Issue an Eviction Notice to New York City Churches?
New York City churches are awaiting word from the U.S. Supreme Court about whether they can continue meeting for worship services in the city’s public school…
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yesterday
Indiana Restaurant Owner Admits to Discriminating Against Gays on Radio
As Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) tries to push through a new law that would allow businesses in his state to discriminate against LGBT customers, one has to…
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yesterday
Canada Pushes Ahead with Alternatives to Keystone XL | Climate Central
A decision on whether to allow the Keystone XL Pipeline to be built in the U.S. could come at any time, but there are myriad other projects on the table…
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yesterday
The Top of the World Sinks Ever Lower
Fire photo by peasap; Earth photo by NASA; composite by Phil Plait
Ever year around the end of February, after a long winter, Arctic ice reaches its maximum…
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yesterday
Langston Hughes and Touré on Loving Blackness in a Nation Ruled by White Supremacy
Langston Hughes, by Winold Reiss. (AP Photo/National Portrait Gallery)
This article is part of The Nation’s 150th Anniversary Special Issue. Download a free PDF…
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yesterday
Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous
Tim Cook is chief executive of Apple.
There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country.
A wave of legislation, introduced in more than…
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yesterday
Carrie and Lowell and the Power of Experiencing Grief in Community
I’ve been a Sufjan Stevens fan for a decade now. Ever since hearing his cover of “ Come Thou Fount ” way back in sophomore year of college, I’ve been hooked on…
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State RFRA Bill Tracker
Written by Don Byrd The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is a federal law enacted in 1993 allowing the federal government to substantially burden a…
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yesterday
Woman Killed Officer-Involved Shooting In Oxnard Identified
A woman killed by an Oxnard police officer has been identified as 26-year-old Meagan Hockaday of Oxnard.
The incident happened at 1 a.m. Saturday on the 500…
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yesterday
Why Is Indiana's Religious Freedom Law Different From All Other Religious Freedom Laws?
The new statute's defenders claim it simply mirrors existing federal rules, but it contains two provisions that put new obstacles in the path of equality. In…
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yesterday
Does IU Have the Legal Right to Prohibit Discimination?
I was proud when I read the statement by Butler University’s president Jim Danko about the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act.”
When I then saw that the…
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yesterday
Meaganhockaday, Oxnard
NyhusC : RT @ bassem_masri # MeaganHockaday killed by police within 20 seconds of encounter no deescalation no chance.epidemic is getting worse http:……
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Why You Should Think Twice Before Badmouthing President Obama
“Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.” 1 Peter 2:17 Conservative ex-rocker Ted Nugent recently described President Obama as a…
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Over at Project Syndicate: The Monetarist Mistake - Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Over at Project Syndicate : The Monetarist Mistake: Two months ago here, I briefly noted that I had found the best explanation for why the collective economic…
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2 days ago
Trevor Noah - Live at the Apollo - London
Completely different set in Melbourne Australia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZQ7N... Trevor Noah on David Letterman…
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McDonald’s Seeks Its Fast-Food Soul
McDonald’s is having an identity crisis.
For years, it has lurched from showcasing new items — salads! Egg White Delight McMuffins! sliced apples! — to mining…
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2 days ago
“Come and See”: A Christ-centered Invitation for Science | The BioLogos Forum
This post was originally published on August 20, 2011. It is drawn from Mark Noll's book Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind . In this excerpt, Noll reveals…
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Republicans Are Attacking Climate Change Science by Comparing It to Religion
Republicans struggle to find a convincing reason not to take action on climate change, so they tend to recycle excuses. In the 2014 election, one line in…
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2 days ago
New study Washtenaw County is a case study of the realities of income inequality in a “knowledge economy”
New study: Washtenaw County is a case study of the realities of income inequality in a “knowledge economy” http://ift.tt/1DdxMqq
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2 days ago
No More Mister Nice Blog: AMERICA'S OLIGARCHS WANT IT ALL, AND THEY WANT IT NOW
Jeb Bush would seem to be the near-ideal presidential candidate for the billionaires who own American democracy -- he wants what they want and believes what…
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2 days ago
No, I’m not in “the gay lifestyle.” Neither is anyone else.
A few days ago, I was reading a Christian news article about gay people, and I came across this statement: There are those who are struggling with same-sex…
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2 days ago
Jamie Foxx Opens The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards With Some Controversial Jokes About Bruce Jenner! Watch HERE!
Your Reaction? Yikes! Talk about a VERY rough start!!! The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards JUST kicked off and it all seemed innocent enough as Jamie Foxx and…
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2 days ago
Peter Thiel Explains How An Esoteric Philosophy Book Shaped His Worldview
Billionaire Peter Thiel is as well known for being the cofounder of PayPal and the first outside investor in Facebook as he is for his free thinking. He…
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