Sean Penn compares Haitian capital to Detroit

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AP) NEW YORK — As the three-year mark approaches of the devastating earthquake in Haiti that killed, injured and displaced hundreds of thousands of people, actor- activist Sean Penn describes life in more…

Reagan's 'peace through strength' sparks battle

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON TIMES) When he popularized his famous “peace through strength” axiom, Ronald Reagan never envisioned it would lead to anything but peace three decades later. But now, two groups that more…

Mennonites take on birth-control mandate

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON TIMES) A lawsuit against the Obama administration’s “contraception mandate” in its health care law is heading to a federal appellate court this week, while a Mennonite-owned company filed more…

Obama predicts GOP will cave on taxes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ABCNEWS.GO) — As the clock ticks toward a tax hike on all Americans in 20 days, President Obama predicted Republicans would join Democrats to extend current rates for more…

Holder wants automatic voter registration

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) — The U.S. should consider automatically registering eligible voters and extending voting hours to counter the November election’s long lines and administrative hurdles, Attorney General Eric Holder more…

Sex charges rock Purpose Driven 'healthy church'

by Drew Zahn -- [caption id="attachment_325715" align="alignright" width="203" caption="Dale Lee McFarland"][/caption] Pastor Dale Lee McFarland was an up-and-coming star in the "Purpose Driven Church" movement, having left his position as a Microsoft more…

Iran passed nonconventional weapons to Syria

by Aaron Klein -- JERUSALEM – Iran has passed nonconventional weapons to Syria for possible use in the event the regime of Bashar al-Assad faces imminent collapse, according to knowledgeable Middle Eastern more…

Syrian rebels 'exclusively' America-hating jihadists

by John Rosenthal -- While the Obama administration reportedly is moving toward recognizing the recently formed and supposedly "inclusive" Syrian National Coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people, recent reports more…

Nuclear weapons suddenly easier with 'wonder fuel'

by Steve Elwart -- [caption id="attachment_325471" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Thorium"][/caption] The International Atomic Energy Agency has identified the radioactive material thorium as a fuel to power existing and new electrical generation plants, but more…

'Football as you know it is over'

by Joe Kovacs -- [caption id="attachment_325857" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Is the hard-hitting game of football about to change forever?"][/caption] The recent murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher along with a more…