Most evangelical colleges teach evolution, but churches don’t. So when unprepared Christian students begin to study science and lose their faith, it feeds deep distrust of academia.
The sky is falling! Fellow Christians, gather your children and seek shelter. Hold your hands over their ears while you flee. If you don’t they might hear about … evolution.This was the reaction of Marvin Olasky, the editor of the evangelical magazine World, to my “revelation” in The Daily Beast a few weeks ago that most evangelical Christian colleges teach evolution to their students. “Teach evolution” was my phrase for what is happening. Olasky describes it instead as “insinuating evolution,” which sounds sinister.
Cable companies can’t sign up any more people. In fact, they’re losing them to the Internet. So the only way to survive is to monopolize more of the market and up-sell subscribers just as Comcast-Time Warner Cable will do.
On Wednesday, Comcast struck a $45-billion deal to acquire Time Warner Cable. If approved, the deal would represent a giant step toward greater consolidation: Comcast has 22 million subscribers and Time Warner has 11 million. To allay anti-trust concerns, Comcast said it would divest systems with about 3 million subscribers, leaving the merged company with a combined 30 million customers—well over half of the nation’s cable television subscribers.
Atlanta was caught cold by a freak ice storm last month, now the authorities are struggling to deal with another one.
A second historic winter storm in a month has struck the Deep South, leaving Atlanta in the grip of a series of ice storms it has no experience of combating.Georgia’s governor, Nathan Deal, was criticized heavily during the first storm for the state’s response time and lack of snow and ice removal equipment. This time he was taking no chances. “This is one of Mother Nature’s worst kinds of storms that can be inflicted on the South”, he said. “We’re not kidding.
On this day celebrating love and relationships, some helpful pointers on how to best handle workplace crushes and romances.
Workplace etiquette is tricky enough, but on Valentine’s Day it becomes a veritable riddle! Check out these tips to keep your Valentine’s Day office-appropriate.-Women especially enjoy receiving gifts on Valentine's Day, so give chocolates to your female coworkers. If you’re unsure of a coworker’s gender, give them an apple. -Valentine’s Day can cast an oppressive pall over your single coworkers. Break the tension by tying a balloon to a single employee’s desk that says something goofy like, “Unloved Crone.
Jason White’s journey from L.A. art gallery to FBI custody, as told through rabid text messages and explosive emails, illustrates the downward spiral of a disturbed and desperate man.
Jason White was a convicted felon from North Dakota who managed to infiltrate the Los Angeles Art world, until he snapped. On Wednesday, FBI special agents arrested the 43-year-old for allegedly stalking, threatening and attempting to extort art world professionals in a series of schemes that stretched from California to the United Kingdom. He was expected to make his first court appearance in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon, facing federal cyberstalking charges.
Once a savior to his Crescent City, Ray Nagin has dug himself a disgraceful hole and exposed himself as a greedy and corrupt failure.
After barely six hours of deliberation on Wednesday, a jury convicted former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin on all but one of the 21-count indictment for bribery, money-laundering and failure to report income to the IRS.A subdued Nagin, who remains free on bond, maintained his innocence in brief comments to reporters, while his attorney Robert Jenkins said that they planned to appeal. He faces a prison term of at least 21 years.In a trial that matched the psychodynamics of one of the strangest politicians this outback of democracy has ever produced, Nagin’s trademark charm has long since dissolved, exposing the shell of a narcissist.
In an era rife with skeevy investigations, he’s the one gent that everyone wanted to be—or wanted to, y’know.
Derek Jeter announced Wednesday that he’s retiring from pro ball—and headed for a first-ballot, no-doubt-about-it, unanimous selection for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019. The selection will make ten million Yankees fans cry in their bourbons. But it’s a bummer for us Mets fans, too.Because Jeter, in an era rife with skeevy investigations featuring a cast of characters that’d make Elmore Leonard blush, and Kabuki theater Congressional inquiries into baseball’s drug problem, is perhaps the one gent that everyone would agree was clean as a whistle.
The Obama administration is looking to exchange Guantanamo Bay detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as part of a broader effort to reconcile with the Taliban.
Last month, the international press revealed that the Taliban had delivered to U.S. officials a video showing that America’s only prisoner of war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, was still alive. What has not yet been previously reported was the U.S. government requested this proof of life as a precondition to resuming direct U.S.-Taliban talks over a prisoner swap: Bergdahl in exchange for Taliban commanders currently imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay.White House spokesperson Caitlin Hayden declined to talk about administration contacts with the Taliban.
The U.S. government has issued a new report on intellectual property theft and it outlines where the best markets are, both physically and online, to get your counterfeit shoes, handbags, and illegal copyrighted movies and music.
Are you looking for the best places in China to buy loads of fake Gucci, Louis Vitton, Manolo Blahnik, and other high-end fashion goods to bring back and sell in the United States? If so, the U.S. government has you covered.The United States Trade Representative Office (USTR) released the results of its 2013 “Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets” Wednesday, which is meant to name and shame those websites and physical markets that most egregiously offer goods that are rip-offs of American products.
An adult-entertainment company wants Foxy Knoxy to take a paltry sum of money to extend her 15 minutes of infamy. Has porn hit moral rock bottom?
How much would you pay to see a reasonably attractive, twice-convicted murderer be gang-banged by a bunch of apes in the adult entertainment industry?Days after an Italian appellate court upheld Amanda “Angel Face” Knox’s guilty verdict for murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007, a porn company in California offered Foxy Knoxy a paltry $20,000 to debase herself on camera. Monarch Distributions CEO Mike Kulich shared his pitch with The Daily Dot: “As you may have read, and were most likely well aware of, the general consensus is you are absolutely smoking hot.
Niagara Falls has partially frozen over for the second time this year, giving tourists a one-of-a-kind photo op, and a reason to brave the frozen U.S.-Canada border.