Archive for: June, 2010

Nikki Haley provokes question: What's Sikhism? (CNN)

EXCERPT: By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN – While researching my prior post about Nikki Haley coming under attack by her fellow South Carolina Republicans for her Sikh heritage, I came across a local activist, Oran Smith of the Palmetto Family Council, who told CNN, "Most people can't even pronounce Sikh,' even the ones that are criticizing her." For the […]


North Carolina billboards challenge “one nation under God” (WBTV)

EXCERPT: Charlotte, NC (WBTV) – Some billboards popping up in Charlotte and across North Carolina are giving some drivers reason to pause. One of the billboards is on Billy Graham Parkway in west Charlotte.  It shows an American flag with the words "One Nation Indivisible" superimposed. The billboard campaign has just started and will appear in other locations across the […]


EU Panelists Discuss European Work Free Sunday

In this debate, you can watch Ilda Figueiredo (GUE/NGL), Nirj Deva (ECR), Antigoni Papadopoulou (S&D) and Nadja Hirsch (ALDE) voice their views on the Protection of a work free Sunday in the EU.


RLTV PODCAST – "Under the Blood Banner" Eric Kreye talks about Growing Up in Hitler's Germany

Eric Kreye, whose story is told in the book Under the Blood Banner: The Story of a Hitler Youth talks with Michael Peabody about growing up in Hitler's Germany. Born in America but raised in Germany, Eric describes how he was beaten by his teacher when he could not recite Hitler's life story, how his father helped him avoid many of the Hitler Youth activities, how his family hid a Jewish woman and her daughter from the Gestapo, what it was like when the American military moved into Germany, and how he and his brother came to America.


Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Human rights refers to the "basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled."


RLTV PODCAST: Jason Hines – A Passion for Freedom

Attorneys Jason Hines and Michael Peabody discuss principles of  liberty of conscience.


Ground-Zero Mosque Protest Organizer: "Not an Issue of Religious Freedom" (CNN)

EXCERPT: New York (CNN) — Protesters gathered in lower Manhattan mid-day Sunday to demonstrate against plans to build a mosque near the site of Ground Zero, where the twin towers of the World Trade Center were destroyed by Islamist hijackers on September 11, 2001. Protest organizer Pamela Geller, a conservative blogger, and her group, "Stop the Islamicization of America," planned […]


ANALYSIS: Deflationary Depression and Purging To Come (The International Forecaster)

Read the full article: EXCERPT: It was a year and one-half ago we told you that $800 billion in stimulus wasn't enough. That is now proving to be the case. Get ready for another liquidity barrage, called quantitative easing. It will also mean real interest rates will rise again. The backbone of most all nations of the world is […]


EDITORIAL: FTC floats Drudge tax

Read the full article: EXCERPT: The ideas being batted around to save the industry share a common theme: They are designed to empower bureaucrats, not consumers. For instance, one proposal would, "Allow news organizations to agree jointly on a mechanism to require news aggregators and others to pay for the use of online content, perhaps through the use of […]


"Spritual but not religious" community growing (CNN)

EXCERPT: June 4, 2010 – (CNN) — "I'm spiritual but not religious." It's a trendy phrase people often use to describe their belief that they don't need organized religion to live a life of faith. But for Jesuit priest James Martin, the phrase also hints at something else: egotism. "Being spiritual but not religious can lead to complacency and self-centeredness," […]