Today’s decision sent shock waves across the nation. Catherine Engelbrecht, is founder of one of the affected groups called “True the Vote.” According to her, “The court acknowledges in its opinion that the IRS did in fact target True the Vote for our perceived political beliefs, but then it holds that neither the agency nor the individual IRS agents or officers are responsible for this unconstitutional conduct.” The judge in question, Reggie Walton, was appointed by President George W. Bush. With friends like that, why would conservatives need enemies?
Month – October 2014
One of the fundamental differences between the US and UK is that the British have a state church, but Americans do not. So why is an English education inspector demanding that a Christian school invite a religious leader from another faith to speak at assemblies? Of course the school can decline, but then it might be closed. Christians aren’t the only ones who are upset. A group called the National Association of Jewish Orthodox Schools is appalled over similar issues.
The latest version of the device can hover at three centimeters and carry up to two people. But it’s more likely to have industrial rather than recreational uses. Unlike Marty McFly’s hoverboard in “Back to the Future II” — set in 2015 — this device needs a special surface to float over, such as aluminum or copper, and only has enough charge for 15 minutes of operation. It uses magnetic levitation technology, like some of the trains you may have heard of in Japan.
It seems detecting Ebola is taking second-place to preserving bureaucratic regulations. The US military has been using a device called FilmArray to test for the presence of the virus. It takes less than an hour. The accuracy rate is greater than 90 percent. But red tape, is keeping civilian hospitals equipped with the $39 thousand device from using it for diagnosis. FilmArray has only been cleared for research.
The boycott would affect Israeli scholars wishing to attend the annual meeting of the American Studies Association. The convention is planned for this November in Los Angeles. The American Center for Law and Justice argues California law bans discrimination on the basis of national origin, race and religion.
It was any old assault. It was a gang-style attack at an apartment building. Fast and Furious is the sting operation in which federal agents tried to get firearms into the hands of Mexican drug cartels in hopes of tracking them and making arrests. Judicial Watch obtained the documents in the headline through a public records lawsuit.
It looks like the powers-that-be in Houston, Texas tested the waters by trying to use the force of government to stifle dissent — this time, presumed religious dissent. Realizing they bit off more than they can chew, they are now backpedaling, or at least that’s the way it seems. But talk is cheap. We’ll only know for sure that corrective action is taken, after it really is taken.