Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE April 15, 2019, 7:49 PM GMT By Josh Lederman SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Religious conservatives who have long been a reliable voting bloc for Republicans are grappling with a new challenge in Pete Buttigieg: How to respond to a Democratic presidential candidate who is leaning into the discussion about faith and its role in political life. For years, Democrats seeking inroads with religious voters have faced a major obstacle erected by evangelicals and other conservative Christians who have often portrayed resistance to socially conservative policies as attacks on people of faith. Adding to their challenge is the fact that few Democratic candidates have seemed comfortable emphasizing their personal faith, perhaps unsurprising given that their positions on abortion, LGBT rights and contraception differ from traditional religious orthodoxy. … [Read more...] about Religious conservatives grapple with how to respond to Buttigieg
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Michael Gerson, The Washington Post Published 7:21 am PST, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 The following was adapted from a sermon delivered at Washington National Cathedral in the District of Columbia on Feb. 17: When the dean of the Washington National Cathedral and I were conspiring about when I might speak, I think he mentioned Feb. 3 as a possibility. A sermon by me on that date would have been considerably less interesting because I was, at that point, hospitalized for depression. Or maybe it would have been more interesting, though less coherent. Like nearly one in 10 Americans - and like many of you - I live with this insidious, chronic disease. Depression is a malfunction in the instrument we use to determine reality. The brain experiences a chemical imbalance and wraps a narrative around it. So the lack of serotonin, in the mind's alchemy, becomes something like, "Everybody hates me." Over time, despair can grow inside you like a tumor. I would encourage anyone … [Read more...] about Columnist hospitalized for depression says faith helped him remember how to live
IN the late 70s, Yorkshire was gripped by a terrifying wave of women being attacked and murdered. Dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper by the press, Peter Sutcliffe's crimes took place over a five year period between 1975 and 1980. How long has the Yorkshire Ripper been in jail? Sutcliffe is currently serving 20 concurrent life sentences, and therefore will never be released from jail. The 71-year-old was jailed 35 years ago in 1981, after police caught Sutcliffe with a 24-year-old prostitute called Olivia Reivers on January 2. Sutcliffe was arrested when police realised his car had false number plates, and officers soon noticed that he shared many physical characteristics with the Yorkshire Ripper. The following day police returned to the scene of Sutcliffe's arrest - where they found a knife, hammer and rope which the killer had dumped the previous day. After two days of intensive questioning, Sutcliffe finally admitted he was the Yorkshire Ripper. His wife, Sonia Szurma, was … [Read more...] about Who is Peter Sutcliffe, is the Yorkshire Ripper still in prison, how many women did he kill and how old is he?
Molly McCartney, The Washington Post Published 7:31 am PDT, Monday, September 17, 2018 Woodrow Wilson. Woodrow Wilson. Photo: Library Of Congress Photo. Photo: Library Of Congress Photo. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Woodrow Wilson. Woodrow Wilson. Photo: Library Of Congress Photo. A president's secret letters to another woman that he never wanted public 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Family and friends had known about the president's intimate relationship with another woman for years, but whispers about their involvement were growing. Woodrow Wilson was so worried that he asked his close adviser, Colonel Edward M. House, to meet him after dinner in his White House study on Sept. 22, 1915. In the meeting, Wilson … [Read more...] about A president’s secret letters to another woman that he never wanted public
Sarah Kaplan, Scott Wilson and Kristine Phillips, The Washington Post Published 5:34 pm PDT, Saturday, September 15, 2018 A drone captures a kayaker navigating the widespread flooding from Tropical Storm Florence on Saturday in New Bern, North Carolina. A drone captures a kayaker navigating the widespread flooding from Tropical Storm Florence on Saturday in New Bern, North Carolina. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Zoeann Murphy First responders from Acme-Delco-Riegelwood Fire Rescue cordon off the area as a car is trapped in rising floodwaters on a road Saturday in Waccamaw, North Carolina. All or parts of 18 counties in North Carolina had issued mandatory evacuation orders. less First responders from Acme-Delco-Riegelwood Fire Rescue cordon off the area as a car is trapped in rising floodwaters on a road Saturday in Waccamaw, North Carolina. All or parts of 18 counties in North ... more … [Read more...] about A community rallies: ‘We face walls of water’