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White Supremacists' Disturbing Outreach to 'Russian Friends' Shows Why Trump's Fondness for Putin Is Even Darker than It Seems

Many fear that President Donald Trump’s obvious affection for Russian President Vladimir Putin means that the occupant of the Oval Office is being …

Donald Trump

How the National Prayer Breakfast plays into the indictment of an alleged Russian spy

Journalist and author Jeff Sharlet on the National Prayer Breakfast, Maria Butina, and the group that calls itself “the Family.”<p>Last week, under the guidance of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, the …

National Prayer Breakfast

Once Militantly Anti-Abortion, Evangelical Minister Now Lives 'With Regret'

Evangelical minister Rob Schenck was once a militant leader of the anti-abortion movement, blockading access to clinics to prevent doctors and patients from entering.<p>But after more than 20 years in the movement, Schenck experienced a change of heart. Though firm in his evangelicalism, he has …

Feminism

Christian Broadcaster Claims Democrats Will Go on Killing Spree Against Republicans in Deranged Rant

“They’re willing to do anything and killing is the next thing that they’ll do,” he said, adding, “The Democrats started the first Civil War to …

War

Former intelligence officer warns: We’re ‘on the cusp’ of ‘losing the American constitutional republic forever’

The crisis that has befallen America under Donald Trump’s presidency is not ripped from the pages of a John le Carré or Jason Matthews spy novel. It …

Donald Trump

White evangelicals fear the future and yearn for the past. Of course Trump is their hero.

Donald Trump is about to name his second conservative Supreme Court justice now that Anthony Kennedy is retiring. Conservative evangelicals are celebrating. They have been waiting, to quote the Old Testament book of Esther, “for a time such as this.”<p>For the last year I have been thinking deeply …

Donald Trump

Whose side is Trump’s America on? The answer is becoming more and more obvious

Nato summits are generally unremarkable affairs, but this week’s two-day gathering in Brussels will be an exception. European members of the transatlantic alliance are pondering their biggest conundrum since its creation almost 70 years ago: is the US a friend – or a foe?<p>Only 18 months ago, the …

Geopolitics

Project HD Movies Everywhere With this Pocket-Sized Device

The UO Smart Beam is perfect for outdoor movies, impromptu slideshows, and really any kind of presentation,<p>This summer, set apart your gatherings and …

Living Rooms

Church Minister Turns 'God Bless The USA' Into 'God Forgive The USA'

Church's minister of music is inspired to do a different take on a patriotic song.<p>An altered version of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” that was sung last Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Burlington, Vermont, is drawing praise and criticism on social media.<p>The Greenwood song, …

United Methodist

Where American Politics Can Still Work: From the Bottom Up

LANCASTER, Pa. — Last week I wrote about why political parties across the industrial world are fracturing from the top down. Today I’m writing about the political units that are working. On this Fourth of July, if you want to be an optimist about America, stand on your head. The country looks so …

General Hospital

Sex trafficking survivor says he was sold during Indianapolis 500

One of Matt Sprague's most searing memories, he says, is of being trafficked out of hotel rooms during Indianapolis 500 race weekends<p>Kelly Sprague knew her husband had a severe problem.<p>Night after night, he thrashed about violently in their bed. He wandered the house aimlessly in the early morning …

United Methodist

More Evidence That Half of Americans Are In or Near Poverty

Deniers like Nikki Haley refuse to admit that mass poverty exists in their prosperous nation. That would reflect poorly on their capitalist beliefs. …

Demographics

'Country over party:' Democrats turn to veterans to take back the House

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every time Dan Feehan shakes hands with voters in rural Minnesota, the reality of war is only as far as his right wrist.<p>Feehan, a veteran who served two tours in Iraq, has worn a memorial bracelet in honor of Drew R. Pearson for nine years, a tribute to a mentor who served with Feehan in …

Veterans

Freaked-Out Americans Desperately Seek to Escape the News

Last week, Jen Wrenn, a children’s literacy advocate in San Diego, attended her first political protest after reading about the Trump administration …

Pew Research Center

What Democratic Rage Would Look Like

“I think we’re at the beginning of a soft civil war.”<p>It seems, maybe, that President Donald Trump has abandoned his policy of separating children from their immigrant parents and warehousing them in detention facilities. But the conflict over the policy has been, among other things, starkly …

War

Trump supporters show a complete and utter disregard for objective reality

Toward the end of the Second Great Awakening, a series of revivals that marked the first half of the American 19th Century, one Baptist preacher …

Marco Rubio

Trump Aide Stephen Miller, Meet Your Great-Grandfather, Who Flunked His Naturalization Test

A photo of Nison (aka Max) Miller stares out from the screen, sullen and stern, in faded black and white. “Order of Court Denying Petition” is the title of the government form dated “14th November 1932,” to which it is attached, the one in which Miller is applying for naturalization as an American …

Immigration

The Christian Right Adopts a 50-State Strategy

If you want to understand American politics today, starting with the prospects for the 2018 midterm elections, you need to know Jim Domen. By the time he was in middle school, Mr. Domen knew he was different. His attraction to boys confused him. He knew it would shock his parents, born-again …

Faith

When Children Say They’re Trans

Hormones? Surgery? The choices are fraught—and there are no easy answers.<p>Claire is a 14-year-old girl with short auburn hair and a broad smile. She lives outside Philadelphia with her mother and father, both professional scientists. Claire can come across as an introvert, but she quickly opens up, …

Mental Health

Right-wing evangelicals are to blame for the sharp decline in Christians: survey

If there’s one thing the Millennial Generation is known for, it’s their love of everyone regardless of their differences. Perhaps that is why they …

America Is Ground Zero For The Global Rise In Authoritarianism

Authoritarianism is waxing worldwide, threatening nominal and established democracies. In Europe, Poland and Hungary suppress civil liberties while exploiting anti-Semitism, and authoritarian movements in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Austria grow by trafficking in xenophobia. …

Genealogies of Mayflower passengers helps find descendants

BOSTON (AP) — Figuring out whether you're a descendant of a Pilgrim is now just a mouse click away.<p>A monthslong effort to digitize and index the authenticated genealogies of Mayflower passengers has been completed and is available online, the New England Historic Genealogical Society announced …

Genealogy

A Hollywood Movie About Christianity Worth Seeing

American evangelicalism has always had a strong sense of the apocalyptic, urging the faithful toward reflection on the eschatological judgment to …

Watch this: Fox News is state propaganda television, and they aren't even trying to hide it anymore

If you’ve tuned into Fox News over the last two decades, it’s clear they have a Republican bent—a heavy one, at that. They spent eight years bashing …

This Is What American Christians Think God Looks Like

God is a young white dude who looks like he plays the acoustic guitar, according to a study of more than 500 American Christians.<p>Psychologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studied the biases of 511 American Christians to determine what they believe their God looks like. The …

Faith

High-profile couple quit Presbyterian Church after controversial 'same-sex couple' vote

Portstewart's Tony and Lesley Macaulay, whose daughter Beth (24) has been in a relationship with her fiancee for three years, have resigned in the …

Trump’s targeting of a New York Times journalist, explained by experts

“The potential for misuse of the information is staggering.”<p>The Trump administration took its war with the media to the next level this week when federal authorities seized years of phone records from New York Times reporter Ali Watkins as part of a federal investigation into leaks of classified …

Donald Trump Posted a Photo With VP Pence for His Birthday, but All People Noticed Was His "Tiny Feet"

Uh oh, Donald Trump isn't going to like this! On June 7, he took to Instagram to post a (quite awkward) photo with Vice President Mike Pence for his …

Former Fox News analyst says Fox has become 'destructive propaganda machine'

He was a Fox News military analyst for many years. Now he says Fox is doing a "great deal of damage" to the United States.<p>Ralph Peters left the network in March after sending a blistering farewell note to some of his colleagues. The note shocked the TV news industry because he accused Fox of …

Donald Trump

EXCLUSIVE: Former Fox News reporter says Russians colluded with Trump campaign through Roger Stone

New book details Russians' decisive role in making Trump's campaign messages go viral.<p>In a series of exclusive interviews, former Fox News Channel …