“They Don’t Give a Damn about Governing” Conservative Media’s Influence on the Republican Party

By Jackie Calmes / 07.27.2015 A paper by Jackie Calmes, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Spring 2015) and national correspondent for The New York Times, examines the increasing influence of conservative media on the Republican Party’s agenda. Calmes traces the history of conservative media, from its founding after World War II to the present-day proliferation of talk[…]

The Link between Parkinson’s Disease and Gut Bacteria

Antibiotics: a new weapon to fight Parkinson’s? Alina Kupstova/Shutterstock.com By Dr. Patrick Lewis / 12.06.2016 Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience University of Reading What do the contents of your stomach have to do with Parkinson’s disease? A new study from a group of researchers at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) in Los[…]

Liberty Counsel Warns That Religious Leaders Might Soon Be Beaten To Death For Celebrating Christmas

Matt Staver, Liberty Counsel By Kyle Mantyla / 12.13.2016 On today’s “Faith and Freedom” radio broadcast, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver was joined by his organization’s director of communications, Holly Meade, for a discussion on how “cultural Marxists” are engaging in “religious cleansing” in America and around the world by attempting to stamp out celebrations of[…]

How Not to Freak Out

By Judy Lief / 12.13.2016 A Buddhist Take On How To Find Equanimity You’re not alone if you despair about the present and fear for the future. If you find all the bad news overwhelming, here are some meditations to help relieve your pain. How can Buddhist practice help us when we face troubled times,[…]

Pipeline 150 Miles From Standing Rock Spills Over 170,000 Gallons of Crude

The pipeline leaked an estimated 176,400 barrels of crude into Ash Coulee Creek near Belfield, North Dakota. (Photo: North Dakota Department of Health) Monitoring equipment failed to detect the breakage, and it is unknown how long the pipeline was leaking before a landowner discovered it By Nika Knight / 12.13.2016 A pipeline just two and[…]

Thanks for Everything

By Kim Mooney / 12.13.2016 My field is working with death and grief. “Isn’t it morbid?,” people ask at parties. “Aren’t you sad all the time?” All the time, no. When I’m living through a personal loss, yes, it’s sadder than anyone else can imagine. But between my own terrible losses, I have life, amazing[…]