Mike Berne

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Thank The Pill For Abortion Rate Drop

The abortion rate in the U.S. has reached its lowest level since Roe v Wade. Why credit should go to Planned Parenthood, not the GOP.<p>Today, the …

Sochi Olympics Put Spotlight on Moscow’s ‘Gay Ghetto’

While the world’s eyes are on Russia for the upcoming Winter Olympics, gay activists are hoping the Games will also put a spotlight on Russia’s …

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Half of US Congressional politicians are millionaires

<b>For the first time, half of the members of the US Congress are millionaires, according to a wealth analysis.</b><p>At least 268 of the 534 politicians in the Senate and House of Representatives had a net worth of $1m (£606,821) or more in 2012.<p>Democrats were slightly wealthier than Republicans, found the …

A Year Without God: A Former Pastor's Journey Into Atheism

<i>What difference does God make?</i><p>About a year ago a friend and Episcopal priest, told me her atheist friend asked her this question. She found it harder to answer than she expected. He had batted away her first few attempts and she was now running it by me. We didn't end up discussing it for very long …

Top 10 Most Shared Articles of 2013

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Your favorite alcoholic beverages say a lot about how you vote

Your favorite alcoholics beverage says a lot about the way you vote, according to recent consumer research.<p>Democratic drinkers are more likely to …

New Year’s Reading List: Books to Transform Your Sad Life

It’s a new year, and once again Americans will stuff their heads with mindless optimism and pathological hope. Try reading these books instead to …

Utah asks Supreme Court to restore gay marriage ban

WASHINGTON - Utah’s attorney general asked the<p>U.S. Supreme Courton Tuesday to restore a state law banning same-sex marriages by issuing an emergency stay of a lower court’s ruling that held gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry.<p>For the high court, which has not been asked to rule …

Do-gooder or ne'er-do-well? Behavioral science explains patterns of moral behavior

Does good behavior lead to more good behavior? Or do we try to balance our good and bad deeds? The answer depends on our ethical mindset, according …

Mars One invites school pupils to design first mission

<b>The first private spacecraft to land on Mars will carry experiments designed by students and school pupils, the firm behind the project has said.</b><p>Mars One plans to send a robot lander similar to Nasa's Phoenix to test water purification and solar power modules.<p>The Dutch-led firm hopes to establish a …

Satanist monument? Probably not …

OKLAHOMA CITY — Legislative leaders in Oklahoma sought to ease public concern Monday over a plan by a group of satanists to erect a monument at the state Capitol.<p>Both House Speaker T.W. Shannon and Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman suggested that such a plan was far from a reality, and members …

Atheist Pledge Of Allegiance Case Goes To Massachusetts' Supreme Court

(RNS) Massachusetts’ highest court on Wednesday (Sept. 4) will consider whether the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance is a violation of students’ rights.<p>Since the addition of the phrase “under God” in 1954, the pledge has been challenged repeatedly as a violation of the separation of …