In a jaw-dropping, stunning development this past week, scientists directing the Rosetta mission to plant the Philae probe onto a three-billion year old comet streaking around our sun four billion miles away at 84,000 miles per hour stumbled onto something none of them expected to find. The comet is singing […]
During his 2008 campaign Barack Obama liked to say, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” Thank God he’s...
Two-time Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, at 30 now retired from the sport but elevated to the lofty heights on NBC’s...
An increasing number of fundamentalist Christian business owners are now refusing to serve those they regard as sinners....
And as Peter was beneath the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest: and when she was Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also saw with Jesus of Nazareth?” But he denied saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou […]Read more ›
Apple CEO Tim Cook has come out. He is the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company. According to Cook: “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.” Some commentators are glibly trying to downplay this major event. […]Read more ›
Watching critics taunting Democrats for their zealous denial of association with President Obama generates specially-queasy feelings akin to what one gets from the horror flicks so popular this time of year, recognizing that one case is fantasy and the other all too real. Among them, Kentucky senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan […]Read more ›
For the last four or five years, we have been bombarded with a stream of stories about the “shale revolution.” Horizontal drilling and fracking, mostly in the U.S., were said to have released oceans of new oil and a virtually endless supply of natural gas. These developments have brought, or […]Read more ›
While much of the world is focusing this week on Muslim extremism, we can’t forget homegrown Christian fanaticism. Mary Zeiss Strange, a Professor at Skidmore College, caused a ruckus last week with her USA Today op-ed, “Beware the Christian Extremists.” In her piece, she argues that Christian zealots are a […]Read more ›
John Oliver’s new HBO show, Last Week Tonight, is quickly making a name for itself by offering a candid, intelligent take on many of the shocking issues facing our country. This Sunday was no different when he highlighted the plight of the translators we’ve left behind in Afghanistan. During the […]Read more ›