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Hillary Clinton’s Moral Conflicts on Abortion

Although the Democratic presidential candidate is strongly pro-choice, her Methodist upbringing has shaped her ambivalence about the procedure.<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has repeatedly spoken out in support of the right to abortion. Planned Parenthood president Cecile …

Data Protection

Why calls for “unity” in American politics are not enough: Look at the 1930s and 1940s

The US is in the midst of a tepid economic recovery following a catastrophic downturn, but millions of Americans continue to feel left behind. Some turn their anger on corporations and Wall Street. Others target nonwhite immigrant workers. A charismatic media personality with a populist message …

Society

20 Little Habits That Will Help You Live A Better Life

As Aristotle famously said, we are what we do repeatedly. Success and happiness are largely the results of practicing good habits.<p>The most important habits are keystone habits; habits which have positive cascading effects throughout your life. Here are 20 of the most effective, valuable keystone …

Self-awareness

Dallas police had taken steps to mend rift with minorities

DALLAS (AP) — When Micah Johnson opened fire on Dallas police in an act of vengeance against white officers, he was attacking a department whose chief has been lauded across the country for taking bold steps to root out bad cops and repair relations with minorities.<p>Police Chief David Brown, a black …

Law Enforcement

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Producer and documentarian Alex Gibney and whistleblower Dan David speak with MarketWatch about Chinese reverse mergers and short-selling.<p>4:02 p.m. …

Mergers & Acquisitions

The United States is scarier than the Islamic State

Even our closest allies fear that we are a menace militarily and environmentally. The threat is lethal and real<p>Two years ago, Gen. Martin Dempsey said before a Senate committee, “I will personally attest to the fact that [the world is] more dangerous than it has ever been.” While there’s good …

Political Science

BBC iWonder - What is the real cost of climbing Everest?

What is the real cost of climbing Everest?<p>ConsultantEd DouglasWriter and climber<p>1. Above the clouds<p>ConsultantEd DouglasWriter and climber<p>When Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay looked down from the top of Everest in 1953 the whole world hailed them as heroes.<p>Since then, climbing Everest has become …

Mountaineering

Stop Trump? Start Mitt!

There is a comic streak to the uproar among rich Republicans about Donald Trump. He must be stopped, sayeth the corporate/Club for Growth/austerity wing. They foam at the mouth: He's unscripted. He's willing to raise taxes on the rich. He's alienating Latinos and women. But mainly he's …

Bill O’Reilly’s nonsense “nihilism”: Now the Fox News host is even lying about God

The Fox News personality dwells in deep illusion about faith and religion. It’s time we helped him see the light<p>The Fox News megastar “No-Spin-meister” Bill O’Reilly spins with abandon, heedless of fact, without decent respect to the opinions of mankind or even Google.<p>Case in point: on his show’s …

Religion

Russia’s ‘Temple for All Religions’

Jesus Christ told Ildar Khanov to build a structure to honor all the world’s great faiths.<p>Inclusion has never looked so good as it does in a …

Kim Davis is Not a Hero

Kim Davis is a county clerk from Kentucky who was recently jailed for her persistent refusal to issue any marriage licenses because gay marriage violates her religious views. So naturally she has become a battleground in the culture wars. Liberals cast Davis as a backwards religious extremist who …

Religion

Kim Davis Isn't Fighting for Religious Freedom

The current situation of Kim Davis, the county official in Kentucky who stands to lose her job if she continues refusing to grant now legal same-sex marriage licenses would be funny if the issues at stake weren't so important. Let's face it, we couldn't ask for a better protagonist. Here's a woman, …

Religion