ISIS and al Qaeda may be considering a truce. If reports that Qatar, a member of President Obama’s coalition to thwart Islamic State militants, is truly brokering such an agreement, could terrorism threats against America increase? Qatar...Show More Summary
Coalition of the reluctant.
The president praised the five Arab nations that joined in airstrikes against extremists in Syria and said it should be clear that there are "no safe havens" for those who threaten America.
The Secular Coalition for America is releasing Congressional report cards in advance of the upcoming midterm elections. They're going alphabetically state-by-state and there are a hell of a lot of Fs floating around: That's for Sen. Jeff Sessions, but he's not the only candidate receive failing grades down the line.
Barack Obama announced his new strategy for ISIL on 9/10: “So tonight, with a new Iraqi government in place, and following consultation with allies abroad and Congress at home, I can announce that America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat.” – The coalition partners are important because our efforts “will […]
America's top diplomatic and defence leaders urge 10 Western nations to help pursue the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Remember how the Secular Coalition for America was encouraging people to #KnitABrick in response to the awful Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling?Turns out they got a few submissions:
Schools in America are more toxic than ever. Luckily, there are groups like Malibu Unites - a coalition of concerned parents, teachers, community members, scientists, public figures and environmental groups from across the U.S. who are fed up with toxic schools.
When Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) spoke at last month's Secular Coalition for America Lobby Day event, he talked about the problem of science denialism. You can see video of that at the 9:59 mark of the video below:
This August, The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, in collaboration with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, present a reenactment of Alfredo Jaar?s iconic 1987 intervention in Times Square, A Logo for America. Show More Summary
What was your reaction to the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling? The staffers at the Secular Coalition for America were angry, but they know that anger alone won't change anything. They opted instead to create a visual that might stick...Show More Summary
At the Secular Coalition for America's Lobby Day, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) was one of the featured speakers and video of his talk is now online:
On June 20, the California High Speed Rail Authority and Amtrak canceled their joint manufacturing plan for 43 modern high speed trains, concluding that the needs of the two transit agencies were too different to be addressed in a single contract.
At the Secular Coalition for America's Lobby Day last week, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) was one of the featured speakers and video of his talk is now online:
On Friday, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) addressed the Faith and Freedom Coalition held in Washington, D.C. and with a theme of declaring it is time for America to face some "big and solemn truths." The governor said, "It strikes me that...Show More Summary
Herman Cain has a message for all you "stupid" people out there in America: Don't vote! The former Republican presidential primary frontrunner brought his particular brand of showmanship to the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference on Friday, where he lamented the fact that "stupid people are ruining America."
Failed Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain—remember him?—laced into President Obama and his administration at the annual conference of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a confab for evangelicals and pro-life activists. Cain said the Obama administration was suffering from "a crisis of crises" on the home front and abroad. Show More Summary
Matt Steinglass encourages the US to embrace a supporting, rather than primary role, in confronting ISIS: It is much easier and less risky for America to aid the Iraqi government as part of an anti-ISIS coalition with Turkey and Iran than to do so in the guise of Iraq’s leading patron or ISIS’s archenemy. And […]
Broadband For America is an anti-Net Neutrality group entirely funded by the National Cable and Telecom Association -- Big Cable's lobbying front, that has represented itself to the FCC as a broad-based coalition that demands as much Cable Company Fuckery as the Commission can deliver. Show More Summary
Controversy over Edwina Rogers aside, the Secular Coalition for America's annual Lobby Day and Secular Summit will still take place June 12-14, and they just announced two additional members of Congress joining their roster of speakers: Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA):