Iran sentences 18 Christians to prison because they’re Christians

Evangelism is not welcome in Iran and house churches are strictly outlawed. That might stop most, but there is a growing number of Christians in Iran keeping their faith hidden and spreading the Gospel quietly. Eighteen of them have been captured and sentenced to jail time. Continue reading Iran sentences 18 Christians to prison because they’re Christians

A new Chinese billionaire emerges nearly every week

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the first quarter of 2015 showed that the ranks of the Chinese mega-rich grew by nearly one new billionaire a week. At the current pace of growth for China and the United States, China will have more billionaires in less than a decade. Continue reading A new Chinese billionaire emerges nearly every week

New York City underground park may be a template for the future

There’s a certain irony in the Lowline, a project in Manhattan that will attempt to transform an abandoned train station into the world’s first underground park. Technically speaking, city ordinances prevent it from being called a “park” because it is not “open to the sky,” a criteria that the city uses to define a park. Continue reading New York City underground park may be a template for the future

North Korea likely source for spooked Navy defense development

There has been speculation for nearly two years about a request to expedite defensive technological development to meet a “newly discovered threat” to American ships. This came from the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet in 2013 and had people wondering whether it was China, a Middle East state, or non-state terrorists. Continue reading North Korea likely source for spooked Navy defense development

Obama war powers legislation stalls in Congress (and he doesn’t mind)

Normally in a situation like the one in the Middle East with the Islamic State making gains on multiple fronts, a president and Congress would be debating over the actions to take on the matter. Lately, it seems as if both are willing to pass the buck back and forth to each other. Continue reading Obama war powers legislation stalls in Congress (and he doesn’t mind)

Matt Drudge isn’t the second most influential. He’s THE MOST influential person in America.

A short but insightful post by Brent Budowsky on The Hill asked the question of whether or not Matt Drudge, owner of the Drudge Report, is the second most influential man in America. It’s a great question, but the answer they came up with is incorrect.

Matt Drudge is THE most influential person in America when you look at the true power of influence. Continue reading Matt Drudge isn’t the second most influential. He’s THE MOST influential person in America.