DC Voucher Debate Recap pt 1

I just got back from the DC Young Democrats-sponsored debate on the DC Voucher program.  My side — opposing the program — lost by a single vote, but I really enjoyed myself and heard from various members of the audience that I did a great job. We only had an introduction and conclusions, so I [Read More...]

Come see me debate on DC vouchers!

For those of you in the DC area, the DC Young Democrats invited me (Jesse) to participate in an Oxford-style debate tomorrow night and you should come!  For those of you not in the DC area, I’ll still be in the debate, but you probably shouldn’t travel just to hear me. The topic is the [Read More...]

Help Washington State Ban Displays of Faith in the Capitol Building

Remember when the Freedom From Religion Foundation created a media firestorm after putting up a pro-atheist plaque next to a nativity scene in the Washington state Capitol building last Winter? Everyone wanted a symbol of their faith allowed in the building after that and officials had to put a moratorium on further displays. This year, [Read More...]

Guess Where Newt Gingrich Premiered His Movie About America’s “Godly Heritage”?

It’s bad enough that the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. is engraving “In God We Trust” in a prominent place. (FFRF is suing, but they’ve had no success yet.) Guess how conservatives are celebrating? By premiering a movie in the building. The title: Rediscovering God in America II: Our Heritage, a documentary by Newt [Read More...]

Muslims Conduct a Day of Prayer in Washington

On Friday, about 3,000 Muslims showed up in Washington to pray in front of the U.S. Capitol: “America is not perfect,” Abdul Malik, an organizer of the event called Islam on Capitol Hill, told the crowd. “But I will say something it took me my whole adult life to come to: America is not perfect, [Read More...]