I cannot stay silent any longer! A major, main stream church says gay marriage is Christian.
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I’ve written in the past about my flailing attempts at home do-it-yourself projects, some of which have been highly successful, while others fell far short of expectations. But regardless of the quality of the end product, I find they generally follow three rules: A given project will be twice as expensive, take three times as long and look 10 times worse than it does in your head.
On the same day I received a notice from one of my physicians that he is retiring and also read in my local newspaper about a serious shortage of primary care doctors. While considering these two pieces of news, I mentally reviewed some of the changes the field of medicine has gone through during the last 200 years.
This week, the House took up and debated House Bill 80, which would ban texting while driving statewide. This bill was passed by a large margin, and now has been sent to the Senate for consideration.
Rep. Steve Scalise might not be for sale, but he is available for long-term lease.
Loretta Lynch deserves to be confirmed as the nation’s attorney general.
Reuters reports, “Houthi militia forces in Yemen backed by allied army units seized an air base on Wednesday and appeared poised to capture the southern port of Aden from defenders loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, local residents said. After taking al-Anad air base, the Houthis and their military allies, supported by heavy armor, advanced to within 20 km (12 miles) of Aden, where Hadi has been holed up since fleeing the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa last month.”
NEW YORK — Thanks to recent advances in synthetic biology — a hybrid discipline of engineering and biology that makes possible the manipulation of DNA of microorganisms such as yeast, bacteria, fungi and algae — a new generation of “organism engineers” has already started experimenting with the creation of new flavors and ingredients. In doing so, they have the potential to transform synthetic biology into a new creative platform to enable chefs, bakers or brewers to create new flavor profiles for food and drink.
If U.S. high-school graduates don’t understand the principles of freedom and equality essential to American government and the historical roots of these principles, how can we expect them to affirm and defend these principles as adults?
It’s a given that every citizen in a democratic republic must be well-versed in civics and history to fully understand national issues as well as global affairs.