Bioethicists argue infanticide same as abortion, should be legal

An infant boy lies in a crib.

In his 1729 satirical essay “A Modest Proposal,” Jonathan Swift suggests satirically that the impoverished Irish allay their financial burdens by selling their young children as food to rich English gentlemen and ladies. Swift was mocking heartless attitudes toward the poor, but modern-day bioethicists linked to Oxford University have proposed something entirely serious. In an […]

Separation of church and state essential, Mr. Santorum

The separation of Church and State

Rick Santorum spoke Monday at the Chamber of Commerce in Livonia, Mich. There, he continued his dialogue of disdain for the separation of church and state. Despite polls that say most Americans cherish the precept that was deemed essential by the nation’s forefathers, Santorum insists that the argument is central to his campaign and to […]

Indiana congressman spites colleague by distributing Girl Scout cookies

Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies

Indiana state representative Bob Morris has caused a controversy for decrying the Girl Scouts as promoting “feminist, lesbian” and “Communist” ideals. Indiana Speaker of the House Brian Bosma began handing out Girl Scout cookies during a legislative session in reaction. Out of right field A state representative in Indiana has caused a stir for inflammatory […]

House approves Keystone Pipeline bill

Keystone pipeline potesters

A Republican-controlled House passed a bill Thursday that could approve the TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline project. The bill also could open portions of the nation’s coasts to offshore drilling. House GOP wants control of pipeline The legislation, approved 237-187, wrests control of the $7 billion Keystone project away from the Obama administration. If passed […]

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a northern California utility, has agreed to pay $70 million to the California town of San Bruno for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people in 2010. Company says it’s remorseful The San Francisco-based power company’s president, Chris Johns, released a statement Monday, saying PG&E is sorry and eager to […]


Judge apologizes to Obama for racist email

Montana’s top federal judge has sent an apology letter to the president for an email that many saw as a racial slur against the nation’s chief executive. It is not likely he will lose his office over it, however. ‘Joke’ compares African-Americans to dogs Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull’s forwarded email — sent to […]


Richard Cebull
Montana federal judge Richard Cebull. Image: US Government/Wikimedia Commons/BY