Slate Debate

Slate Debate
BJU

Religions become cults when they expect their followers to obey its directives without question. Ministers become cult leaders when they seek complete control over their believers. Bob Jones University fits these descriptions. A year-long investigation...
civil

Kaci Hickox returned home from Sierra Leone this weekend. She is a nurse and was treating patients infected with the Ebola virus. Ms. Hickox was held at the airport for six hours and then...
ageism

Commentary by James Turnage The arrogance of Americans under 50 is annoying. Whether it comes from the late-night television talk show hosts or from sitcoms, the perpetrators of jokes about those of us who are...
will

I’m positive that few ‘normal’ Americans truly understand all arguments for and against the Keystone Pipeline; and they certainly do not know all of the facts. Because of these two reasons, few voters have...
climate

There should be no argument that climate change is the result of man’s abuse of the environment, but there is. Doubters cannot ignore the extremes in weather, some of which are the most severe...

As Ben Affleck's privacy has been put on display for the world to see, it has become a media battle. What began as a controversial document leak on the widely talked about site WikiLeaks,...
social

In a recent article by a heretofore anonymous self-proclaimed director of the institute for Economic Education and an assistant professor of economics at East Texas Baptist University, Tyler Watts belittled social security. His credentials...
Charlie Hedbo

At the close of the film 300 an entirely inaccurate depiction of the historical battle of Thermopylae which pitted the hordes of the Persian Empire against a tiny band of Spartan comrades blocking their...
racism

Commentary by James Turnage Sunday morning on one of my favored television shows I was watching James Brown interviewing one of my favorite entertainers, Steve Harvey. Harvey has won two Emmy awards as a daytime...
Palestinian

While Palestinians and Israelis fail to negotiate with each other in the hope of attaining a lasting peace, European nations are moving forward to give Palestine Statehood and a full membership in the United...

Brittany Maynard was diagnosed in January with grade II Astrocytoma. The 29-year-old woman was informed of her condition just after her wedding day. The disease spread quickly into intoglioblastoma multiforme, the deadliest form of...
ISIS

I have a serious problem with religions; but then I also have problems with governments, or any form of Oligarchy that expects me to blindly believe they act in my best interests. Intelligence is...
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