A controversial website advertisement for the preppy clothing store J. Crew features a mother painting her son’s toenails a shade of neon pink. The woman in the advertisement is in fact the creative director of J.Crew, Jenna Lyons.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a conspicuous and consistent defender of abortion "rights," will host an event for alumni of Jesuit-run Georgetown University on April 30 in San Francisco, LifeSiteNews.com has reported.

Elissaios Papyrakis as the University of East Anglia has come out with a report that suggests that fewer and fewer young people are attending church, while the longer people live, the greater the drop in the percentage of those who call themselves religious. According to the data Papyrakis used, which was collected from the World Value Survey Dataset and the World Bank, each extra 10 years of life expectancy correlated to an 8.4 percent drop in religious belief.

ft. sumterWars are seldom tidy, and often the unfinished business from one war provides the spark and tinder for the next. The forts that guarded Charleston Harbor in the latter half of the 19th century were part of a series of coastal defenses planned after the War of 1812 to protect all the principal seaports of the United States. Like most of the system, the forts in Charleston were still unfinished in 1861. Not long after the war with the British, America became preoccupied with battles within, as wars with Indian tribes continued through most of the century.

Late last week, the lower chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly passed a bill preventing public school administrators from obstructing the efforts of any teacher to help:

… students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught, such as evolution and global warming.