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Dembski Hitchens debates Gods existence

By Benjamin Hawkins BPNews Intelligent Design proponent William Dembski and famed atheist Christopher Hitchens disputed the existence of a benevolent God in a recent debate now posted on the website of Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas. The debate was hosted in the worship center of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Nov. 18. A full […]

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Unions and Marxist groups join forces to Get-Out-The-Vote

With a little more than a month to go before the Nov. 2 elections – and the stark reality that their days of influence and handouts may be numbered – organized labor unions have pledged more than $100 million to defend pro-union candidates, most of whom are liberal Democrats.The American Federation of State, County and […]

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Government stimulus: Out of sight, out of mind

The President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) has released its most recent quarterly report on the effects of President Obama’s stimulus plan. Not surprisingly, the CEA praises this monumental Keynesian scheme, crediting the stimulus for saving or creating 3.6 million jobs and increasing the amount of private funds invested in the economy. What should we […]

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Deficits, Debt, and Self-Deception

It passed almost unnoticed, but in late July the Obama Administration raised the Federal Government’s budget deficit forecast for fiscal year 2011 to $1.4 trillion. That’s up from February’s forecast of $1.267 trillion. In July alone, the Federal Government’s deficit was $165 billion, of which $20 billion was for interest-payments on debt.The long-term outlook is […]

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U.S. appears in human trafficking report

The growing crisis of human trafficking received greater visibility on June 14 when the U.S. State Department included the U.S. in its 10th annual “Trafficking in Persons” (TIP)  Report. The U.S. is ranked as a “Tier I” country, meaning it fully complies with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimum standards. The report provides an […]

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Hawaii governor vetoes civil union bill

In a highly anticipated announcement, Hawaii’s Governor Linda Lingle vetoed the civil union bill, as the definition of a union it contains was too similar to that of marriage.  The law would have allowed gay and lesbian-identified couples the same rights and privileges of married couples. In her veto message, Lingle stated that an issue […]

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RI governor’s veto on redefining hate crimes

On June 30, Rhode Island Governor Don Carcieri vetoed a bill designed to expand the state’s definition of a hate crime to include “gender identity” and “gender expression.” The governor said the state’s existing law already addresses actions “motivated by racial, religious, sexual orientation, gender, and disability prejudice;” therefore, the measure was not required.  Caleb […]

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White House scrambles to clarify funding of abortions in PA

  The Obama Administration scrambled into “clarification” mode following a revelation that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved $160 million in taxpayer funds going to Pennsylvania that could be used to fund abortions.  In a speech to a joint session of Congress last September, President Obama made the following promise, “Under our […]

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Boy Scouts of America Celebrate 100 Years

In northern New Mexico, The Boy Scouts of America own the largest youth camp in the world. Philmont Scout Ranch covers 137,000 acres in the Sangre de Cristo – the “blood of Christ” –Mountains. Every day this summer, approximately 300 Scouts, Explorers, and their leaders will arrive at Philmont. More than 18,000 participants will complete […]

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