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?
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
Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, called for an end to the Mueller investigation after the Justice Department’s Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, released a report on the FBI’s handling of the 2016 Hillary Clinton email inquiry.read more
Not all evangelicals are supporters of President Trump; the problem is, every time they try to speak up, their bretheren try to silence them. And that’s a problem when it comes to equal representation in the media. But things are slowly starting to change.read more
Reporters from the Associated Press and CNN were blocked from entering a summit on contaminants in drinking water. An EPA spokesperson claimed that there was no space for them, but some are seeing it as “selective” exclusion, possibly in retaliation for unfavorable news coverage.read more
The term “legislating from the bench” has been used to discredit the Supreme Court when it makes decisions that seem to be partisan in nature, or to protest the appointment of a potentially partisan justice. But what does the term really mean, and is it actually part of the Supreme Court’s job?read more
Guest author “Rye Bred” tells us that while we’ve been busy demonizing the kids from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for their activism, all in the name of preserving the Second Amendment, Congress has been busy signing away our other freedoms.read more
Campaign finance reform has been on many people’s minds since the 2009 “Citizens United” decision by the Supreme Court, which officially codified political spending as free speech under U.S. law. But what would campaign finance reform look like, and why do people want to change the current system?read more