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An Ad About Jobs Has Become an #OscarsSoWhite Howler for Australia's Labor Party

The Australian Labor party has been savaged on social media, by the ruling Liberal party, and even by prominent members of its own front bench for a …

North Africa

False Teachers and Deadly Doctrines

For the past few years, lists of Christian bestsellers have been topped by a book claiming fresh revelation from Jesus Christ. Before that, they were …

Theology

US warships sent to Korea: What to know

A US aircraft carrier group has been deployed to the Korean Peninsula after the regime's recent missile tests.

CNN

Sean Spicer: Hitler 'Didn't Even Sink to Using Chemical Weapons'

Sean Spicer incorrectly claimed that Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons during World War II while comparing him to Syrian President Bashar …

Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn': Everything we know about his new album

Kendrick Lamar season has officially arrived.<p>The rapper's new album <i>DAMN.</i>, the highly-anticipated follow-up to his 2015 release <i>To Pimp A Butterfly</i>, arrives on April 14. Considering the weighty subject material of Lamar's previous two full-length releases, from the masterfully constructed narrative …

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Damn’ album is getting the meme treatment

Kendrick Lamar revealed the album artwork for his next record, <i>DAMN.</i>, on Tuesday, and the internet has come to a consensus: it’s readymade to be a …

Married Catholic priests? There are perhaps 120 in the U.S. already. Here's how

Pope Francismade headlines across the globe when he suggested he was open to the idea of ordaining married men as a way to alleviate priest shortages in remote areas.<p>Some raised their eyebrows and took note, whereas other Catholics shrugged, pointing out that paths, although they are narrow, …

Pope Francis

Luther is famous, but we know little about him

Don't you know Martin Luther? Why not? Admittedly, the man last made headlines 500 years ago. What's more, there is very little information about him …

Reza Aslan and the Risks of Making Religion Relatable

The scholar says his new TV show is just what minorities need. Critics say the opposite. What if both are right?<p>Reza Aslan’s new show has come at the best possible time and the worst possible time. <i>Believer</i>, a six-part television series airing Sunday nights on CNN, premiered March 5 to mixed …

Religion

Americans are growing more secular all the time — which is one reason why Trump voters are so angry

A new poll shows white evangelicals are out of step with the country, which may explain their resentful behavior<p>Despite all the posturing by conservatives about how their movement represents "real" America and liberal political attitudes are restricted mainly to the "coastal elite," new research …

3 Things I Learned Filming “Is Genesis History?”

<i>This sponsored post is provided by Thomas Purifoy Jr on behalf of Is Genesis History. Today the full documentary releases on streaming, download, &</i> …

Theology

Paul Krugman: Trump’s recent attack had nothing to do with avenging Syrian children

Tired of your low approval ratings and constant dysfunction? Change the narrative<p>Most presidents have a broad team of advisers whose job it is to carefully weigh domestic and foreign policy decisions. Our current commander in chief prefers watching hours of Fox News and firing off a few missiles in …

Evangelicalism ≠ The Christian Right: An Important Book Review

It’s not every day that a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist-historian like Frances FitzGerald publishes a 752-page tome on the history of …

Global elites strike back: Have Jared and Ivanka defeated Bannon — and turned Trump into a cuckservative?

The White House is at war with itself: Who will win — Wall Street elites or neoconservative chicken-hawks?<p>Donald Trump’s controversial relationship with the “alt-right” may be headed for an acrimonious split, as the president seems to be turning into what Breitbart trolls and InfoWarriors hate most …

Donald Trump: Liar in Chief

He steals credit, describes the average as superlative, invents history and spins conspiracy theories<p>"What should a United States senator, or any …

Donald Trump

When Conservatives Oppose 'Religious Freedom'

Christian conservatives who defend the rights of Muslims have come under attack by their ideological brethren.<p>On March 28, Pamela Geller, co-founder of the group Stop Islamization of America, wrote a column on <i>Breitbart</i> that offered Donald Trump some advice: “Clean house.” Paul “Ryan has got to go. …

Religion

Don’t be fooled by Donald Trump’s “tax reform” talk — just like Trumpcare, his plan is a massive tax cut for the rich

Democrats prepare to steal the offense on Trump’s tax reform: A red line must be drawn on tax cuts for the wealthy<p>While Republicans keep putting the defibrillation paddles on their attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the legislation seems to be as dead as a cancer patient who lost his …

Trump on pace to surpass 8 years of Obama's travel spending in 1 year

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's travel to his private club in Florida has cost over an estimated $20 million in his first 80 days as president, putting the president on pace in his first year of office to surpass former President Barack Obama's spending on travel for his entire eight years.<p>The …

Donald Trump

How Discrimination Nearly Stalled a Dual-Language Program in Boston

After years of advocacy, the city’s first Haitian Creole–English school opens in the fall.<p>Geralde Gabeau, a longtime leader in Boston’s Haitian community, used to work at the Boston Medical Center and with medical students at Boston University. Several years ago, there was a shortage of …

Language Learning
Education
Middle East

Robert Reich: There are at least four grounds to impeach Trump

The question isn’t if there are grounds to impeach Trump — it’s whether there’s the political will<p>By my count, there are now four grounds to impeach President Donald Trump. The fifth appears to be on its way.<p>First, in taking the oath of office, a president promises to “faithfully execute the laws …

Immigration

Trump’s Disillusioned Supporters

The president’s military action in Syria is a bitter disappointment for some of his biggest fans.<p><i>Updated at 4:25 p.m.</i><p>President Trump’s decision to launch airstrikes against the Syrian regime in response to a chemical weapons attack has made him abnormally popular with the elites who inhabit the …

Donald Trump

Russia Suspends Cooperation With U.S. in Syria After Missile Strikes

MOSCOW — Russia on Friday froze a critical agreement on military cooperation with the United States in Syria after an American military strike, warning that the operation would further corrode already dismal relations between Moscow and Washington.<p>Syria, Russia’s ally, condemned the American …

Travel Ban's 'Chilling Effect' Could Cost Universities Hundreds Of Millions

President Trump's updated executive order, the one restricting travel from six Muslim-majority countries, is blocked for now.<p>But administrators at Northeastern University in Boston aren't taking any chances.<p>"We're in a state of limbo," says Mike Armini, who oversees government relations. "We don't …

College & University

Pope dismisses priest who stole $300K from bishop, hospital

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Pope Francis has dismissed a Roman Catholic priest from New Hampshire who was convicted of stealing $300,000 from a hospital, a bishop and a deceased priest's estate.<p>Monsignor Edward Arsenault, who served as the face of the church in the state during a sex abuse scandal, …

Christianity

Why I am bullish on Christianity (yes, you read that correctly)

When atheists claim there is no evidence for Christianity, I disagree.<p>When liberal theologians assert there are many paths to heaven, I object.<p>When young people say God isn’t relevant in the 21st century, I beg to differ.<p>When analysts predict the decline of the evangelical church, I roll my …

"They tried to supplant mainstream media": Jane Mayer on the billionaire behind Bannon and Trump

Mayer’s reporting on Trump’s reclusive mega-donor is revealing.<p>“In my view, Trump wouldn’t be president if not for Bob. It doesn’t get much more effective than that.”<p>That’s a quote from Nick Patterson, a computational biologist who New Yorker writer Jane Mayer interviewed for her recent sweeping …