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The GOP's Sham Denunciation of Ted Nugent

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

GOP Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Texas governor Rick Perry, and The Washington Times in quick succession indignantly denounced racist loudmouth, rock...

F.C. Baur, the Nosferatu of New Testament Critical Studies?

Robert Orlando | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Robert Orlando

Over the last few decades, whenever the notion of a harmonious Christian beginning has been challenged, there seems to have been a readily available "how-to-manual" defense against this perspective.

"Eat My Body, Drink My Blood"-- Did Jesus Really Say That?

James D. Tabor | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
James D. Tabor

One way of sharpening this is to ask two questions that take us beyond Paul and back to Jesus. Is it historically probable that Jesus held a Last Supper with his disciples on the night before his death?

Soft Matters With Paul McEuen

Jesse Silverberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jesse Silverberg

The most common mistake I see young graduate students make when courting a prospective research group is undervaluing social chemistry.

'Leave Me The Hell Alone'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave an interview to The New York Times to announce that he was "restructuring" his office -- but not firing anyone -- after pl...

Paul Shakes Up Debate

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Henry Clay. Henry Cabot Lodge. Robert Taft. William Fulbright. Jesse Helms. Is Rand Paul the next generation-defini...

Michael Vick's Redemptive Story

Carolyn Custis James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Carolyn Custis James

With God's help, Vick is turning his life around. Four years and counting, he is moving steadily forward. Rather than pointing to the past, wouldn't we all be better served to be cheering him on?

Paul the Jew as Founder of Christianity?

James D. Tabor | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion
James D. Tabor

The notion that Christianity depends on "grace" and Judaism on "works" is a terribly unfortunate misunderstanding of Judaism. What divides Paul from Judaism is his insistence that God's justifying forgiveness is only extended to those who accept his Christ faith.

Paul's 'Comrade-in-Arms' Epaphroditus and the First Gospels

Robert Eisenman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Robert Eisenman

Author's note: Much of what follows is excerpted from pp. 788-801 of my James the Brother of Jesus (Viking/Faber&Faber/Penguin, 1997-98); but it has b...

Zach Carter

Jeff Flake Blasts Obama For Making GOP Vote On Syria | Zach Carter | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) pressed Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday over the Obama administration's decision to seek congressiona...

A New Perspective of 'Jihad' in Christianity and Islam

Craig Considine | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

The hype in America and abroad over "jihad" has brought me to consider the term through a Christian perspective. In this piece I seek to explore how forms of "jihad" are present in Christianity and pinpoint different ways of looking at "jihad" in Christian and Islamic texts.

Rand Paul Effort Fails Big Time

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate roundly rejected a proposal Wednesday to redirect aid for Egypt into bridge-building projects in the U.S. after a potential R...

Paul Clarifies 'Mistaken Impression' On Drones

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) walked back comments Tuesday in which he endorsed the hypothetical killing of an armed robber by a drone, a day after he took t...

Pentagon's Top Lawyer Resigns

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's top lawyer has resigned and says he will return to private practice. Jeh (jay) Johnson is stepping down at the end ...

Ron Paul Sounds Dark Note About Obama Reelection

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

Retiring Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) sounded a dark note about the reelection of President Barack Obama Thursday, suggesting that he won a majority becaus...

Paul Smacked Down By Senate On Drastic Cut

Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has turned back an effort by Kentucky Republican Rand Paul to drastically cut food stamp spending and replace the food a...

PARANORMAL PIG: This Pig Can Supposedly Pick The Winners Of Soccer Games

AP | CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 08.07.2012 | Weird News

WARSAW, Poland -- With a pig in Kiev, an elephant in Krakow and now, believe it or not, a ferret in Kharkiv, sports prognosticating has truly gone wil...

Rand Paul Tests Political Waters

Roll Call | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Fresh off the national campaign trail, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is testing the influence of his unique political brand with a series of Congressional en...

Paul Campaign Reveals His Path Forward

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

* Paul campaign admits Romney likely to be nominee * Focus turns to shoring up support via state conventions * Goal is t...

'New Girl': Jess Helps Guy Jess Propose To Asian Jess

Posted 05.02.2012 | TV

Justin Long was a lot of fun when he guest-starred for a few episodes earlier this season on "New Girl" (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on Fox). As Paul, the male Je...

Questions for Republicans on Health Care Reform

David Coates | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
David Coates

Healthcare is too important an issue to be discussed in clichés and sound-bites. In truth, it's actually too important an issue to be resolved by nine unelected judges attempting to divine how long-dead eighteen century men would respond to twenty-first century problems.

Whatever Candidates Say, The People Reply Oy Vey

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

The American people are waiting for the primaries to end and for the GOP convention to finally select the Republican presidential Candidate. After such a grueling, stretched out, abrasive campaign, they would like to believe that "dos iz alts" -- "that's all there is."

Rand Paul Made Odd Case For Drug Ban

Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), as part of an ongoing effort to block a federal ban of synthetic drugs, once cited the threat of "radical Islam" as a reason f...

Republicans With Power: Virginia Personhood Laws a Preview of GOP Presidency?

Don C. Reed | Posted 04.17.2012 | DC
Don C. Reed

If personhood laws are put into effect, government would literally have the authority to control the reproductive life of every citizen. Were not Republicans supposed to be in favor of individual liberty? Why then would they want to remove our right to use birth control?

Jesus And Paul: Figurehead And Founder Of Christianity

Robert Orlando | Posted 04.04.2012 | Religion
Robert Orlando

Jesus' ministry was primarily a message to the Jewish people in preparation for a Messianic Kingdom. But it was Paul who targeted a larger community after being forced out of synagogue.