Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against the franchise that operates the Miss California Organization, K2 Productions, naming specifically co-executive directors Keith Lewis and Shanna Moakler and publicist Roger Neal, Fox News reported August 31.
In the midst of public outcry over the decision by Scottish authorities to free Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, convicted in 1991 for his involvement in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, the anniversary of an older case of state-sponsored terrorism, the shooting down by KAL 007 by Soviet jet fighters in 1983, is almost forgotten by the media and public.
In June, the Obama administration began reviving efforts to have the United States sign onto a global children's rights treaty “ratified by every U.N. member except the U.S. and Somalia,” according to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice. The Huffington Post’s account implies, in that single quote, a moral equivalency between the United States and a Third World nation utterly hostile to the plight of human populations.
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.”
Arielle Levin Becker of the Washington Post wrote about John Philip Sousa’s professional stature as regards his past association with the Marine Corps Band: If there’s any question about the place Sousa has in the band’s memory, a visit to the director’s office settles any doubts.
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?”
On a particular fall day in 1889, the members of the Ogden Rifle Club of Ogden, Utah, were out in force. The men were target shooting, but doubtless found the brilliant fall colors of aspens and oaks on the high peaks of the Wasatch Range a distraction.
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.