The New York Times’ Benedict Carey reported this week that the Army “plans to require that all 1.1 million of its soldiers take intensive training in emotional resiliency.” The Times says it “learned of the [psychological resiliency training] program from Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman, chairman of the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center, who has been consulting with the Pentagon.”
Ten days after the New York Times reported that his name is on a list of players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs six years ago, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz said he still doesn't know what forbidden substances he supposedly used.
From Krum, Texas, comes the heartwarming story of a small town that pulled together to celebrate Christmas in July for a young girl who may not be able to celebrate it in December. Krum’s Channel 11 reported that the event on July 25, which drew more than the entire town’s population of 3,700, began with a simple question: “Daddy, when is Christmas?”
The following satirical piece is intended as a warning as to the danger of judicial activism and how far down the slippery slope we can proceed when the law is separated from moral absolutes and marriage is no longer defined as being between one man and one woman.
The baseball world has been abuzz the past few days over the allegation from anonymous sources that both Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in what was supposed to be a confidential testing back in 2003.
The U.S. government will run about $2 trillion in the red this year, but the record budget deficit hasn’t stopped the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (President Obama’s “stimulus” bill) from funding a number of less-than-essential projects for America’s economic recovery.
For years, feminists have used the media as a weapon in the culture war, particularly in the battle to demonize men and portray them as sexual harassers in need of “sensitivity training.” But now comes a commander in the U.S. Navy, who has turned the guns around and fired back.
While America may not have anything resembling Saudi Arabia's religious police, called "The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice," we do have our own strange version of vice squads. Only, the trespasses they root out today are less likely to involve heroin and harlots than Twinkies and trans-fats. And their latest move is the arrest of a mother and the seizure of her child. Her crime? Her son is too fat.
Washington, D.C., would be able to use tax money to fund abortions under a $768 million spending bill passed by the House on July 16. An AP story carried by FoxNews.com and other media reports: "The measure passed by a narrow 219-208 margin, with many anti-abortion Democrats voting against it because of the move by Democratic leaders to permit the D.C. government to use locally raised tax revenues to provide abortions — reversing a long-standing ban imposed by Congress."