NYC Public Schools to Excuse Students Who Participate in ‘Climate Strike’

New York’s public school officials announced Thursday afternoon that they will excuse students who plan on attending various “climate strikes” throughout the city. “@NYCschools will excuse absences of students participating in the #ClimateStrike on Friday 9/20,” the New York City Public Schools’ Twitter account notes. “Students will need parental consent. Younger students can only leave […]

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British trade leaders endorse boycott of Israel

The leaders of British trade unions have passed a motion seen as endorsing the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, JTA reports. The nonbinding motion, passed Wednesday at the union’s main gathering and internal elections event in Brighton by the Trades Union Congress, calls for prioritizing “Palestinians’ rights to justice and equality, including by […]

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Swiss Catholic Diocese Welcomes Gay Civil ‘Marriage’ and Church Blessing for Gay Couples

Although the Catholic Church teaches that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered” and cannot be approved under any circumstances, the Catholic Diocese of Basel, Switzerland has announced that it welcomes the new same-sex civil “marriage” plan the country is adopting. Further, the diocese said it is certianly willing to bless such “marriages” in a special ceremony, […]

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Supreme Court Decision Allows Focus on ‘Legitimate Asylum Claims,’ Immigration Chief Says

A Supreme Court ruling allowing the Trump administration to implement a new asylum policy will help unclog the system and benefit those with “legitimate asylum claims,” one of the nation’s top immigration officials said.  The new asylum policy “requires those coming to the southern border of the United States who want to seek asylum to […]

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Former FBI Official McCabe Should Be Prosecuted–Justice Demands It

Former FBI Deputy Director and Acting Director Andrew McCabe deserves to be prosecuted on charges of lying to investigators. Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen has rejected a request by McCabe to block such a prosecution, Fox News reported Thursday after U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie Liu recommended prosecuting McCabe. This is the right decision by Rosen […]

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Florist Hopes Supreme Court Will Affirm Her Right to Turn Down Order for Gay Wedding

A Christian legal group that specializes in religious liberty has asked the Supreme Court to reconsider the case of a florist who declined to provide flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding. In June, the Washington state Supreme Court again ruled against Barronelle Stutzman, a businesswoman and great-grandmother who has said her faith did not allow […]

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North Carolina Is Tackling Crimes Run Amok. Congress Should Take Notes.

North Carolina is taking its overcriminalization problem seriously.  With overwhelming bipartisan support, the state last month enacted Senate Bill 584, which allows the legislature to rein in runaway regulatory crimes. Like the federal government, North Carolina’s regulatory agencies are overzealously creating regulatory crimes. These are crimes defined by executive branch agencies pursuant to authority delegated […]

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