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South African Girl, 15, Charged With Statutory Rape After Confessing Sex Act Was Consensual

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 15-year-old South African girl who initially claimed she was gang-raped is now being charged with statutory rape after agreeing the sex was consensu...

An Open Letter to Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Before, I thought you were just another cable news talk show host. Now, you are using the language of a spiritual and even a religious leader. But to invoke the name of God and the vocation of a spiritual leader has consequences.

Who Wins When the U.S. Restricts Religious Freedom?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If terrorists are able to not only attack us physically but get us to judge our neighbors by labels rather than the content of their character, turn our back on the Constitution and then restrict the religious freedom of other Americans, we all lose.

Arizona's Immigration Bill Is a Social and Racial Sin

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Arizona's SB 1070 must be named as a social and racial sin, and should be denounced as such by people of faith and conscience across the nation. This is not just about Arizona, but about what kind of country we want to be.

The Oklahoma City Bombing Anniversary and Home-Grown Terrorism

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Are we as concerned about potential terrorists who are home-grown Americans with white skin as we are sometimes obsessed with darker-skinned suspects of Middle Eastern descent?

This Isn't About Wallis vs. Beck -- It's About Biblical Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

While I have agreed that the cause of social justice has sometimes been politicized for ideological purposes by both Left and Right, I continue to defend the term itself as biblical.

A Good START: Reducing the Idolatry of Nuclear Weapons

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Earlier this week, the United States declared for the first time will not use nuclear weapons against countries that are in compliance with the Nonproliferation Treaty.

What Glenn Beck Doesn't Understand About Biblical Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Jesus said that we should love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. I invited Beck to a civil and respectful conversation about the issues at stake here, but he has chosen a different path.

In Spite of Glenn Beck's New Threats, My Invitation to Dialogue Stands

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I thought Beck's rather extreme and misguided comments needed a response, but I did not attack him personally; nor will I.

UPDATE: UFlorida Students Briefed After Shooting

alligator.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

University officials, campus police and Corry Village apartment managers held two meetings Wednesday with about 75 residents to explain Tuesday's shoo...

My 'Daniel Fast'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I believe our nation is in deep trouble. Sometimes things get so bad that you really don't know what to say or do. When that happens, it's a good time to fast and pray.

Cut the Deficit -- Cut Military Spending

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

To reduce a $1.6 trillion shortfall in the 2011 budget, we should cut the contracts of private defense contractors who serve their own profits.

Would You Have Called?

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pedro Nava

As a society, what kind of message are we sending when we say it is okay to stand by and not make a call when someone is being brutally victimized over and over again?

Man Claims HIV To Stop Anti-Gay Beating On CTA

nbcchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Daniel Hauff, 33, apparently tried to stop a dispute between two riders when one of the men, joined by two others, began yelling gay slurs and taunts ...

Vail woman fends off bear with pillow

Vail Daily. | Vail Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A pillow is probably not on the list of official tips on fending off hungry predators, but it worked for Vail resident Sally Rebehn when a bear follow...

Swooning for Saudis

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

U.S. relations with the Saudi royal family trumped the importance of 3,000 9-11 murders. That was the opinion of the U.S. State Department during the...

Linda Skylark Rescue Mission: Play Now!

www.mochiads.com | MochiAds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Play new bright and colorful game full of shooting and adventures! Linda Skylark was ten, when her older sister Jane had been declared missing in action. Little Linda sworn to find out what had happened to Jane. 11 years later, having her craft at the ready, Linda acquires the Jane's flight plan. The journey is about to begin...

Reading The Pictures: Is That A Snuff Film The Israeli Air Force Has Posted On YouTube?

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-01-02-shaw_israeliyoutube.jpgWhat troubles me most is how the IDF, in the name of transparency and smart public relations, has not only posted quite a few videos of bombing runs, but continues to show one in question.

8 Years and Still No Chemical Plant Security

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

There has been an effort to minimize the importance of a new congressional report about the probabilities of another catastrophic domestic terrorist attack.

Detached in a Shoestorm: Bush's Farewell Faceoff

Matt Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Stewart

Reagan forgot to duck. Bush didn't. It's unforgettable television that, upon reflection, appears to sum up the man and his presidency.

I Was Attacked By A Well Dressed Woman, An Old Man & A Plumber

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

All I know is that I drove into the 'right' side of town with an Obama-Biden sticker on the back of my car when I was approached by thugs riding snowmachines.

Joe Klein's "Embarracuda" -- The Hopeless Descent of The McCain Campaign

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose Somebody had to say it in the MSM. And Joe Klein of TIME has done the honor. Read the whole Klein piece here.On PalinOver the wee...

Iran Attack Not a Problem, Say War Wonks

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Wellen

For better or worse, we're constitutionally incapable of summoning up sufficient cynicism to imagine the moral depravity required to start another war.