Myth: A majority of Americans believe that the United States was founded as a Christian nation.
Fact: The First Amendment of the Constitution explicitly forbids the establishment of any belief system as the country’s official religion.
There’s no question that most Americans identify as Christian, but when did we lose faith in a pluralistic society? Despite the varied religious heritages of Americans, many today now believe that the U.S. was designed to be a Christian nation and that “real Americans” and Christians are under siege. Many Christians feel that liberals and atheists are erasing their heritage, while Islam is threatening to upend the Constitution and our system of justice. Why do so many think these things?
Robert Bowers—the man accused of slaughtering 11 people at a Jewish synagogue this past Saturday—frequented a website called Gab.ai, which The Washington Post described as “an online hub for racists, anti-Semites, and white nationalists.”read more
From wanting to forbid protests in public areas of Washington, D.C., to a constant stream of performative victimization, President Trump and the Republican party “have all agreed on a central message: Democratic protest is wrong and dangerous in itself.”read more
The Trump administration has proposed a new rule that would severely limit the number of protests that can take place in Washington, D.C. According to Newsweek, the public would be banned from gathering along the north sidewalk of the White House and at the National Mall.read more
In his most recent attack on the tech sector, President Trump accused Google of suppressing conservative news outlets. Unfortunately for Trump, Google isn’t going to censor the press just to protect his ego.read more
On Tuesday, Aug. 21, Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen implicated him in campaign finance violations. But the president made a bad situation that much worse by insinuating that Cohen ought to be barred from testifying against him.read more
More than 350 newspapers with both liberal and conservative editorial boards came together to write opinion columns defending the free press against continued hostile rhetoric by President Trump. Will this effort make a positive difference, or will it backfire spectacularly?read more
On Wednesday, President Trump revoked former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance. Brennan believes the president is retaliating against him for being critical of the Trump administration.read more
On July 25, 2018, YouTube pulled down four videos by Infowars, a website run by ultra-right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. A day later, Facebook followed suit, pulling down three videos that had been recently published and one that had been flagged a month before.read more
Although many Americans have become disillusioned with our two-party system—and for good reason—it’s important to take a look back at history and see what has been accomplished by each of these parties. Later today, we’ll have a similar post about Republican accomplishments.read more
Award-winning editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers was fired from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette after 25 years. Why? Management decided they no longer liked his anti-Trump cartoons, regardless of the fact that they depicted real actions by the Trump administration.read more