US watchdog Freedom House says Sunday’s parliamentary by-election in Ukraine’s city of Chernigov has demonstrated that corrupt politics continues to permeate the country.
The Satanic Temple -- a pair of fun-loving, non-Satan-believing religious freedom activists -- unveiled the statue of Baphomet they plan to put on the Arkansas State Capitol's lawn to complement its existing Christian iconography. Read the rest
Jill Scott says she hasn't always enjoyed the freedom of speaking her mind -- but she's doing it now and owning it: "Finally I can say 'I'm a grown ass woman.'" Last week, the Grammy Award-winning R&B diva commemorated her 15-year anniversary...Show More Summary
More options for investing and withdrawing retirement savings are planned for federal employees and retirees, including the freedom to invest in funds other than those offered by the Thrift Savings Plan itself. The TSP’s governing board on Monday endorsed opening a “window” through which account holders could invest in a wide range of mutual funds, […]
While I was never a Minolo Blahnik wearing stylista in the city, back in the days of freedom I used to love to throw on some heels and a chic (or so I'd thought) ensemble. My friends and I would get together at a local bar. We'd drink cocktails and dance the night away, in a circle, like a ring of shoe and purse worshipers. Show More Summary
When the USA Freedom Act passed earlier this summer, the NSA was pushed to stop collecting phone records in bulk. The question of what would happen to the massive amount of data it’d already collected on people remained. That question was answered today: Those old troves of metadata are mostly going in the garbage. Read more...
Liberals have come up with a variety of rationalizations for their turn away from the American tradition of religious liberty. Over at Bloomberg View I look at a few of the latest, including the claim that conservatives are abusing religious-liberty...Show More Summary
At a recent EPIC Champions of Freedom privacy event, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook finger-wagged some of his Silicon Valley neighbors—without mentioning names Facebook and Google—on how they were using their users’ data. “They’re gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. Show More Summary
Religious worries over religious liberty are really just Christian worries over their receding hegemony.
Last week, we mentioned how Texas anti-LGBT leaders are planning an anti-gay hatefest at a church whose pastor is also a state representative. That announcement came on the heels of the launch of a new anti-LGBT coalition in Dallas. Now, if you… The post 8-City ‘Faith Family Freedom Tour’ Across Texas Promises Plenty Of Hilarious Anti-Gay Bigotry appeared first on Towleroad.
Court rules that dispensing Plan B, ella, does not violate religious freedom. A federal appeals court in Washington State has ruled that Christian pharmacists there must dispense FDA-approved emergency contraceptives, despite the pharmacists'...Show More Summary
A long article in The Guardian. Excerpt:According to David Alton, a crossbench peer who campaigns on religious freedom, “some assessments claim that as many as 200 million Christians in over 60 countries around the world face some degree of restriction, discrimination or outright persecution”. Show More Summary
LGBT groups and their allies in Congress are pushing for a sweeping piece of legislation that if enacted would, according to critics, limit religious freedom in the United States.
Imrul Kayes has said the greater freedom given by coach Chandika Hathurusingha has helped the Bangladesh batsmen perform better
Barbarians and Apes -- from the Opium Wars to the Origin of the Species Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com [The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s history of humanity, Mirrors (Nation Books).] Origin of Freedom of Oppression Opium was outlawed in China. Show More Summary
Conservatives have spent a lot of time recently asserting their right to illegally discriminate, which they like to call "religious freedom". The problem is that these conservatives seem to have different standards depending on whose rights are being discussed. Show More Summary
People can feel imprisoned by their boredom. They are stuck in feeling restless and unmotivated with no hope of finding freedom. But there is a way out. Much like any prison break, your way out is to begin by tunneling down.