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Only Five Politicians Got a Perfect Score on the Secular Coalition for America’s 2014 Report Card

Only 5 members of Congress -- all Democrats in the House -- received an "A" grade on the Secular Coalition for America's 2014 Congressional Report Card. First, the U.S. House of Representatives:

Defense Secretary: Turkey must "do more" for anti-ISIS coalition

Pentagon chief Ash Carter says America's NATO partner should take part in airstrikes and control its border

Here's How Pittsburgh Took Action Through a Local and Federal Partnership to Make Lives Better:

In December of 2013, President Obama brought a coalition of new mayors from across the country together to develop plans for America’s progress and growth based on federal-local partnerships. The President’s commitment to removing barriers...Show More Summary

Critically endangered species successfully reproduced using frozen sperm from ferret dead for 20 years

Black-footed ferrets, a critically endangered species native to North America, have renewed hope for future survival thanks to successful efforts by a coalition of conservationists, to reproduce genetically important offspring using frozen semen from a ferret who has been dead for approximately 20 years. Show More Summary

Black-footed ferrets successfully reproduced using frozen sperm

Black-footed ferrets, a critically endangered species native to North America, have renewed hope for future survival thanks to successful efforts by a coalition of conservationists, including scientists at Lincoln Park Zoo, to reproduce genetically important offspring using frozen semen from a ferret who has been dead for approximately 20 years. Show More Summary

Atheist Lobbying Group Files Motion to Dismiss Ex-Director’s Claims of Defamation and Wrongful Termination

Back in May, Edwina Rogers (below) sued the Secular Coalition for America, her former employer, alleging that SCA leaders wrongfully terminated her and then made defamatory statements about her to the press. They were motivated, the document said, by “petty jealousies and naked ambition.”

Increasingly Divided Democrats Causing Problems for Their Party

America’s two major political parties have a difficult task: amassing a 51 percent coalition in a nation that has always been — not just now, but from the beginning —

In Amended Lawsuit, Edwina Rogers Accuses Richard Dawkins and Others of Retaliating Against Her

A couple of months ago, I posted in detail about a lawsuit filed by Edwina Rogers (below) against her former employers at the Secular Coalition for America. The lawsuit alleged that SCA leaders wrongfully terminated Rogers and then made defamatory statements about her to the press. Show More Summary

Republican Candidates Compete for Evangelical Votes at a Faith & Freedom Coalition Event

Over the weekend, the Faith & Freedom Coalition held their Road to Majority event in partnership with the anti-feminist organization Concerned Women for America. A solid chunk of the roughly 8 billion Republicans running for president showed up to try to win over the assembled crowd of evangelical voters. Show More Summary

ISIS's Toughest Enemy Should Be Taken Off America's Terrorist List

In Syria, the American-led coalition has provided air support for the Kurdish People’s Protection Forces (YPG) as they march into the Raqqa Governate and liberate the strategically important ISIS city of Tal Abyad.

Notable Atheists and Scientists Are Disassociating from the Secular Policy Institute

It was just over a year ago when Edwina Rogers (below) was fired as Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America. It's important to know exactly what the SCA is so you can make sense of what's happening in this story:

Campaign Finance Reform Advocates: Media Should "Significantly Increase Coverage" Of Money In Politics

A coalition of 18 groups that advocate for campaign finance reform are calling on broadcast media outlets to devote more coverage to America's broken campaign finance system and the need for reforms, especially as some estimates suggest...Show More Summary

A One-Bedroom On Minimum Wage? It’s Impossible Nationwide, Says Report

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

According to a new report by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition, it would be impossible for a full-time, minimum-wage worker to afford the rent of a one-bedroom apartment in any state in America. The gap between wages and rents across

Edwina Rogers Sues Atheist Lobbying Group, Alleging Defamation and Wrongful Termination

According to a lawsuit obtained by this site, Edwina Rogers (below) is suing the Secular Coalition for America (her former employer). Last year, Rogers was fired as the lobbying group's Executive Director for reasons that were never fully explained to the public. Show More Summary

Sen. Chris Coons’ Excellent Speech to Atheists in Washington, D.C.

Last week, at the Secular Coalition of America's Secular Summit, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) gave a wonderful speech about the importance of secular values. Considering he's a devout Presbyterian, maybe that was unexpected for some, but he emphasized the importance of church/state separation and the freedom of belief (and non-belief):

Twelve Years Later, We Know the Winner in Iraq: Iran

Iran should send America a fruit basket to thank it for setting the stage so perfectly for its ascent. The U.S. is running around in circles in the Middle East, patching together coalitions here, acquiring strange bedfellows there, and in location after location trying to figure out who the enemy of its enemy actually is. Show More Summary

NOM coalition partner: America will fall unless you March For Marriage

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

This comes from the Coalition of African American Pastors, an affiliate of the National Organization For Marriage: This scripture sums up the condition of America today; there is no new thing under the sun, and all nations eventually end up...

Not a Jewish State: Palestinian-Israelis form Coalition that could be 3rd Largest Party

CCTV America | – “For the first time, Arab political groups are united as one party for Israel’s parliamentary elections and could influence the selection of the next prime minister of Israel.…

Is the Christian Coalition solar power’s most unlikely new ally?

  A fight over net metering for Indiana solar power users just got a lot more interesting, after the ‘yes’ side took on an unlikely ally–the Christian Coalition of America. The Washington Post reports that head of the Christian Coalition

Hate Groups: For $50 We'll Tell Congress To Issue A Restraining Order On Marriage

6 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Here's a laugh. Brian Tashman writes at Right Wing Watch: A coalition of far-right groups, including Faith 2 Action, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, BarbWire, Vision America Action and the Judicial Action Group, wants Congress to order the Supreme Court and other federal courts to “cease and desist” from ruling on same-sex marriage cases. Show More Summary

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