Holding all the cards, the Republican-controlled Congress has chosen to hand Obama yet another victory.
Increasingly today, the government and cultural institutions are saying to Christians: You can be Christian — or you can be successful. But you can't be both.
In December 2013 U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon ruled that the NSA's spying program that collects information on the vast majority of phone calls in the United States appears to violate the Fourth Amendment's protection against illegal search and seizure. Then in May 2014 another federal judge ruled that the program was illegal, "unprecedented and unwarranted." An appeals court has overturned those rulings and sent the whole thing back to Judge Leon. He is anxious to rule again.
Over 300,000 veterans died while waiting for the Veterans Administration to process a backlog of 867,000 healthcare records, a new inspector general's report says.
What, exactly, is the Blue Zones Project? And what does it entail for an American community to become a Blue Zone? At least one element is clear: The sweeping program aims to involve everyone — from your boss to your sheriff to your children — and to “nudge” individuals into desired behaviors and values.