ObamaIt is hard to imagine how a National Prayer Breakfast could be controversial, but it has become that. This tradition stretching back through five decades of American political life and including every American president during that period, has become controversial under President Obama. A gathering which has included people as diverse as Tony Blair and Mother Teresa has somehow come to be seen as exclusionary. How?

kidsA study released February 1 by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is giving proponents of abstinence-only sex education programs reason to cheer. The federally funded project, published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, found that abstinence education models are more effective than their comprehensive sex education counterparts in encouraging pre-teens from having sex.

CHristianityThe year is 732 A.D., and Europe is under assault. Islam, born a mere 110 years earlier, is already in its adolescence, and the Muslim Moors are on the march.

Focus on the Family’s desire to run a pro-life advocacy advertisement during the Super Bowl on February 7 has gained the traditional values group far more publicity than its leadership could ever have imagined.

After just three years as a Florida educator, I have grown jaded by all facets of education. Between the lack of administrative or parental support, and the continually lowered standards set by school districts, teachers have become more powerless and less influential in the classroom. What’s worse is that I am one of many teachers who feel this way!

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