Tag: United States

Highest-paid female CEO used to be a man

Last year, just $992,678 of Rothblatt’s total compensation was from her base salary. She earned another $36,097,326 in option awards and $1,102,907 in non-equity incentive plan compensation. In 2012, Rothblatt made $8 million in total compensation.   The Gender Pay Gap   Before United Therapeutics, Martine helped found both GeoStar, a satellite based navigation system […]

New study finds a greater church acceptance of gays and lesbians

A new survey of American religious congregations conducted by researchers from Duke University and the University of Chicago finds that, in recent years, more churches have become welcoming to openly gay and lesbian couples. These findings parallel broader trends showing greater acceptance among the general public of both homosexuality and same-sex marriage during roughly the same […]

Gov’t Scientists: Higher West Coast Temps Due to Natural Causes, not ‘Climate Change’

A study conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Washington has concluded that warmer sea and land temperatures along the Pacific coast in North America over the past 100 years are due to weak winds–and not due to human activities or “climate change.” The study was published Monday on the eve […]

Driver’s license denied to homosexual woman in Texas

Connie Wilson says the Texas DPS refused to issue her a license after learning she was married to another woman HOUSTON — A woman who has just moved to Texas from California says she is being denied a legal Texas driver’s license.   Connie Wilson and her partner Aimee relocated to the Houston area with […]

Dozens attend Satanic ‘black mass’ in Oklahoma City, hundreds protest outside

Protesters far outnumbered attendees of a Satanic ‘black mass’ held in Oklahoma City Sunday.   The Oklahoman newspaper reported that between 40 and 50 people attended the ritual, which was held in a small theater in the basement of the Oklahoma City Civic Center. The ceremony was led by Adam Daniels, a self-proclaimed Satanist, who […]

Suspicions Run Deep in Iraq That C.I.A. and the Islamic State Are United

BAGHDAD — The United States has conducted an escalating campaign of deadly airstrikes against the extremists of the Islamic State for more than a month. But that appears to have done little to tamp down the conspiracy theories still circulating from the streets of Baghdad to the highest levels of Iraqi government that the C.I.A. […]

The U.S. Doesn’t Declare War Anymore

Our leaders are increasingly cautious about using the ‘w’ word   When Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war on Japan after the 1941 Pearl Harbor attacks, it signified the last time the U.S. officially declared war.   Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, Iraq: technically, those were not wars. Those conflicts, and other in between, are […]

Arkansas State lifts ban on football helmet crosses, but players must foot bill for decals

Arkansas State University called an audible and decided to reverse its decision banning memorial crosses that football players had placed on their helmets to honor two fallen teammates.   The team had been ordered to either remove or modify the small cross decals, honoring former player Markel Owens and former team equipment manager Barry Weyer, […]

Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada gay marriage laws in court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the first time since it declared California’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional, the federal appeals court in San Francisco is readying to hear arguments over same-sex weddings in a political and legal climate that’s vastly different than when it overturned Proposition 8 in 2012. State and federal court judges have been […]

RGIII Told By NFL Not To Wear ‘Know Jesus, Know Peace’ Shirt For His Press Conference

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was reportedly told by an NFL uniform inspector not to wear his “Know Jesus, Know Peace” t-shirt before Sunday’s postgame press conference. Michael Phillips, the Redskins reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, posted on Twitter that Griffin was told he couldn’t wear the t-shirt because it wasn’t a Nike […]