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Rand Paul To Deliver Speech Next Week At One Of The Nation's Oldest Historically Black Colleges

Business Insider has learned that Paul will deliver remarks at Howard University in Washington, D.C., next Wednesday morning — just one month before former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to deliver the university's commencement address.<p>According to a senior Paul aide, his speech will focus on …

Rand Paul

Oklahoma Agenda 21 Bill Dead After Tea Party Accuses Senator Of Affair

A tea party leader's increased attacks on a Republican state senator in Oklahoma have resulted in the failure of a bill that would have banned the United Nations' sustainability agenda in the state -- the opposite of what the leader wanted.<p>Al Gerhart, the co-founder of the Sooner Tea Party, said at …

When Rights Become Toxic

The dramatic turnaround in views about same-sex marriage says hopeful things about Americans' capacity for tolerance, empathy, and fairness, and about our willingness to prize family in all its forms. Moreover, the struggle for marriage equality is the latest chapter in a larger effort to extend …

Rights & Freedoms

Jamie Dimon and Lloyd Blankfein Own the Senate. When Will America Stop Bickering and Wake Up?

March was a big month for the big banks. Little by little, the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School is fading into memory, and the NRA and the gun lobby are proving themselves more than capable of staving off legislative reforms that according to public opinion polls enjoy broad public support. …

Indiana Bill Would Require Armed Guards In Schools

The National Rifle Association on Tuesday released its long-awaited "National School Shield Report," a lengthy document that recommends that schools arm and train staff members who want to carry guns.<p>A few hours earlier, Indiana's House Education Committee advanced a similar measure -- but one that …

Stand Up for Liberty by Sitting Out the Pledge of Allegiance

Last year, an atheist couple in Massachusetts brought a suit against the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District, arguing that the phrase "under God" in the pledge of allegiance discriminates against their children because, according to their attorney, it "defines patriotism according to a …

Religion

Five Extreme Republican Laws That Are Pushing States Even Further To The Right

The bill has 11 Republican sponsors in the state's House of Representatives, including the House majority leader, according to WRAL, which first reported the news. Basically, it claims that North Carolina is "sovereign" and thus exempt from any federal court rulings regarding the separation between …

Affordable Care Act

Remembering Elizabeth Taylor

A look back through some of the legendary beauty’s most Iconic Hollywood Moments. <b>Click here</b> to read Christopher Bagley’s 2004 interview with Elizabeth Taylor.

Interviews

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Culture<p>Sean Flynn found out what people do when they think they only have moments left to live.<p>By Sean Flynn1 day agoView More<p>Hair<p>A slightly more …

Men's Fashion