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Clinton Portis says Redskins were divided under Jim Zorn because of religion

WASHBURN, Va. -- Former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis on Tuesday said ex-coach Jim Zorn lost the players' support because he split …

Football (U.S.)

Arian Foster admits he’s an atheist, doesn’t believe in God

<i>Arian Foster is one of the best running backs in the NFL, and he’s not afraid to own his beliefs and admit he doesn’t believe in God.</i><p>One of the most …

Meet The Canadian Scientist Who Loves Battling American Creationists

It’s not really just a debate between creationists and evolution defenders that interests Canadian scientist and prolific science blogger Laurence A. Moran.<p>It’s the larger debate between rationalism and superstition. And evolution is one of the most common examples of this.<p>Ten years ago the …

Evolution

Ted Cruz Just Disqualified Himself for President, Part II

For a person who wants to be President of the United States, Sen. Ted Cruz is sure not acting presidential.<p>When he was Majority Leader, Harry Reid called Ted Cruz a "schoolyard bully" on the Senate floor. I won't go that far, because I don't know the man personally; I've never spoken to him, and it …

Republicans

​NYPD destroyed evidence in class action lawsuit against department

The New York Police Department (NYPD) has destroyed evidence in an ongoing lawsuit against it, which alleges that police use a secret quota system to …

The Real Story of Obamacare's Birth

One reason for the continued resistance to the Affordable Care Act is a badly distorted narrative of how it became law.<p>The U.S. Supreme Court’s remarkable 6-3 decision in <i>King v. Burwell</i> saves the Affordable Care Act from evisceration, although Obamacare will undoubtedly face a continuing pattern of …

Affordable Care Act

Ayaan Hirsi Ali vs. Jon Stewart: Islam, liberals, and the media’s dangerous double standard

Progressives entangle themselves in “thickets of idiocy” trying not to judge Islam. Jon Stewart was no exception<p>Progressive critics enamored of the semantically fraudulent junk label “Islamophobe” are de facto aiding the assassins of free-thinkers, abetting the oppressors of women, and shielding …

Religion

The Fall of Ramadi

The Islamic State takeover of a major Sunni city in Iraq was followed by reports that Shiite militias were gathering to take it back.<p><i>Updated 5/18/15 9:30 a.m.</i><p>On Monday, Iranian-backed Shiite militias were seen gathering outside Ramadi just a day after the city reportedly fell to Islamic State …

Middle East

What Really Happened to Atlanta's Students When Their Teachers Cheated

Eight educators have been sentenced to prison for the decade-long testing scandal. But was the tampering even necessary?<p>A Georgia judge just finalized prison sentences for eight Atlanta educators, the latest development in a drama that has transfixed the city since 2011. That year, state …

Students

The US is investigating whether ISIS was really behind the Texas art contest shooting

The White House said it was too soon to tell if the jihadist group was behind the failed attack, in which two gunmen were shot dead by a police officer before they could storm the event.<p>The case "is still under investigation by the FBI and other members of the intelligence community" to determine …

Terrorism

Why Warren Buffett Is Torn on the Minimum Wage

Economists can't agree on the right ways to fight inequality.<p>Around this time last year, Warren Buffett seemed stumped by the question of minimum wage. "I thought about it for 50 years and I just don't know the answer on it," he told CNN. He hinted at the direction he was leaning—if minimum wage …

Economics

Defeating ISIS through atrocities is destined to fail: Why a war without mercy is bad for Iraq and Iran.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was in the U.S. last month, begging for arms and cash in order to fight ISIS. His requests come none too soon; …

Middle East

Jon Stewart Grills Judith Miller on Iraq, She Blames the Clintons

The Daily Show faced off against the disgraced New York Times journalist who rang the bell for the Iraq War on his program. Things got heated.<p>The …

'We Disagree With Any Implication That Freddie Gray Severed His Own Spinal Cord'

A leaked police report suggests that the Baltimore man tried to injure himself, a suggestion that his family and supporters angrily reject.<p><i>Updated on April 30, 2015</i><p>As protests formed in a handful of major American cities on Wednesday night, a leaked police document offered a new and controversial …

Justice

How Cameras Provide Hard Evidence of Prejudice

The attorney representing Freddie Gray's family says that footage of police officers is causing Americans to believe black people as never before.<p>On Tuesday night William Murphy, the attorney representing Freddie Gray's family, gave a televised address to an audience in a Baltimore church. As MSNBC …

Justice

The Most Honest 15 Minutes Of Obama’s Presidency

Addressing Baltimore’s systemic poverty and lack of opportunity, Obama suddenly was the president we’ve needed all along.<p>Suddenly, President Obama …

Physicist Victor Stenger debates William Lane Craig: Does God Exist?

This debate took place on March 1, 2010 at Oregon State University.<p>In this debate, Victor Stenger does affirm his belief that the universe could be …

Faith

Cybercrime bill: This is what blasphemy law feels like

I just came across an apparently credible copy of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes bill that is reportedly passed by the standing committee on …

Elizabeth Warren Tells Obama To Put Up Or Shut Up On Trade

WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrats have been hoping to see a showdown between Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton for years. Instead, they're getting a public feud between the senator from Massachusetts and President Barack Obama.<p>Obama accused Warren and congressional Democrats on Friday of being …

Obama Administration

Some of us are simply born delicious – mosquitoes can taste it

I am extremely attractive to females. I just wish they weren't of the blood-sucking insect type<p>You might not be able to tell from my photograph, but I am extremely attractive to females. More specifically, the blood-sucking females of the genus Culicidae. I’d rather be attractive to humans, to be …

Why Did It Take a Sex Scandal to Topple the DEA Chief?

The federal drug cops have been caught up in scandal, failure, and abuse for years.<p>In April 2012, Daniel Chong was arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration officers on suspicion of being involved in an ecstasy ring. While Chong readily admitted to smoking pot, agents determined he wasn't …

Corruption

Muslim Extremists Want to Slit My Throat

Freethinkers in Bangladesh are increasingly targeted by Islamic extremists.<p>I am Camelia. I write on Facebook and blogs with the name Foring Camelia. …

Religion

Obama sounds alarm on climate damage in visit to Everglades

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Amid lurking alligators and the steamy heat of Florida's Everglades, President Barack Obama on Wednesday sounded the alarm about damage from climate change he said was already wreaking mayhem in Florida and across the United States.<p>In an implicit rebuke to …

Clean Technology