US Politics

New Jersey gets first Sikh attorney general in U.S. history

By S.P. Sullivan, ssullivan@njadvancemedia.com, NJ Advance Media for NJ.comBergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal addresses the press after Governor-elect Phil Murphy nominates him for attorney general on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in Trenton.(Jeffrey Granit) Gov. Phil Murphy‘s pick for New Jersey’s top law enforcement job got swift legislative approval Tuesday, hours after Murphy took office. […]

Kim Jong Un — smart and strategic?

Fareed Zakaria, London    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/kim-jong-un–smart-and-strategic/2017/09/14/0c28a516-9988-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?utm_term=.11ca4888b4ed I am sometimes asked what world figure I most want to interview. For me, the answer is obvious: Kim Jong Un. The general impression around the globe continues to be that the North Korean leader is crazy, provocative and unpredictable, but I think that he might well be […]

USA: Evangelicals Try To Pray Hurricane Harvey Away, And Fail

God hates Texas? Leading evangelicals try to turn Hurricane Harvey away from Texas using the power of prayer, and fail. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/08/evangelicals-try-pray-hurricane-harvey-away-fail/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=BRSS&utm_campaign=Nonreligious&utm_content=367 In a predictable effort, leading Christian evangelicals tried to “command” Hurricane Harvey “to dissipate in the name of Jesus.” However, Harvey refused their request, as did their imaginary God, […]

The KKK is a Christian Organization

Facebook’s favorite Christian Joshua Feuerstein doesn’t want you to know that the KKK is a Christian organization. In a recent rant Feuerstein claimed that the KKK marching with white nationalists in Virginia are not really Christians because “racism is of the devil.” https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fjoshua.feuerstein.5%2Fvideos%2F1099956923440322%2F&show_text=0&width=476 Here’s the reality: [The marchers] are no […]