Trump names Jerusalem capital of Israel
December 12th, 2017

When it comes to city politics, it doesn’t get much more complicated than Jerusalem. Now, a U.S. decision to officially recognize it as the capital of Israel puts an already-hostile situation at even higher risk of boiling over. Continue reading

Although controversial, polygamy won't be disappearing anytime soon.
November 30th, 2017

When asked, most people will probably characterize polygamy as a relic of the past. After all, it was outlawed in the United States way back in the mid-1800s. How could it possibly still be happening? Contrary to popular understanding, polygamy … Continue reading

A sign encouraging voters to "vote no" on same-sex marriage in Australia
November 22nd, 2017

In a nonbinding referendum last week, Australians voted in favor of allowing gay couples to legally marry. The final tally: 61 percent in favor, 39 percent against. And while supporters of same-sex marriage are no doubt still celebrating this resounding victory, the months-long campaign revealed just how vast the cultural divide is on this issue. Continue reading

So-called transracial individuals are sparking debate
November 17th, 2017

A majority of people now accept the notion that someone’s gender at birth doesn’t necessarily match their real gender. Now, similar arguments are being made about race. Is transracialism real? Continue reading

Famous people accused of sexual misconduct
November 13th, 2017

Over the past few months, countless victims have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and/or assault committed by powerful people. The most recent accusations to be made public involve Roy Moore, a leading candidate for the open Alabama Senate … Continue reading

Taking the oath of citizenship
November 13th, 2017

Olga Paule Perrier-Bilbo is a French green-card holder on the verge of becoming a full-fledged U.S. citizen. All the paperwork is in order, and there’s just one thing left to do: take the oath of citizenship. But therein lies the … Continue reading

November 9th, 2017

A former nurse who worked in the hospital at Duke University has filed a federal lawsuit alleging religious discrimination. The woman, Sara Pedro, claims that Duke violated anti-discrimination laws by refusing to accommodate her religious objections to aiding in abortions, … Continue reading

News headlines in the aftermath of the Texas church shooting
November 9th, 2017

26 churchgoers in Sutherland Springs, Texas were slaughtered when a gunman entered the building and opened fire. In the immediate aftermath of the shooting online conversations were dominated not by the topic of gun control, but prayer. Continue reading

November 8th, 2017

In the latest terrorist attack committed in the name of radical Islam, 8 people were killed and 12 more injured during a murderous truck rampage in New York City. The suspect, a 29-year-old immigrant from Uzbekistan, was captured and taken … Continue reading

A fetus in the womb
October 30th, 2017

It’s been 44 years since the U.S. Supreme Court decided to extend a woman’s right to privacy to include the decision to have an abortion. However, the issue only seems to have become more divisive over time. Every year since … Continue reading