The New York Times reports that advocates are seeking to make changes to mental health laws that would give agencies the power to detain those believed to be mentally ill and potentially dangerous. Citing the case of Andre Thomas, a man who had shown signs of needing mental health treatment but was unable to be detained and eventually killed his wife and two children, the New York Times attempts to make the case for involuntary detainment of the mentally ill.
As scheduled spending cuts are set to hit on Friday, congressional Republicans are continuing to clash with the White House on how to address impending cuts. Republicans are accusing President Obama of “campaigning” and are urging him to help Congress find an alternative to the scheduled spending cuts rather than acting as a “road-show president.”
Last night’s 85th Annual Academy Awards proved to be rather entertaining, particularly since there were a number of surprises and winning performances.
In its latest Big Brother endeavor, New York City has begun a program to round up the city’s mentally ill and ensure they are taking their court-ordered medications. The New York Post reports that police will be armed with a list of the most-wanted mentally ill and a tracking system, and will force those deemed ill to go to a hospital.
A pregnant Texas teen known only as R.E.K. has won the right to have her baby against her parents’ wishes after suing her parents, who were attempting to force her to have an abortion. R.E.K. had filed suit against her parents earlier this month, contending that her parents had been making her life miserable in order to coerce her to have the abortion.
It’s the time of the year again for wholesome, family-friendly movies to be recognized for their value — in an industry that seems to favor depravity. On Friday, February 15, the 21st Annual Movieguide Faith and Value Awards were held to celebrate films that uphold the American values of patriotism and faith.
A report from the Government Accountability Office indicates that 35 percent of the major federal regulations issued from 2003 to 2010 were done so without public notice. Likewise, 44 percent of non-major regulations were also issued without public notice, also known as a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).
A pregnant teenager in Texas has filed suit against her parents, who are attempting to force her to abort her baby. A Texas judge has granted a temporary restraining order against the parents to prevent the forced abortion while the case is unfolding.
The Huffington Post recently reported on the nationwide effort of The John Birch Society to help stop the implementation of the United Nations' Agenda 21. The article focused on the Society’s website, and also on its action guide which provides advice on how to oppose Agenda 21 at the local level.
While the article does not clearly exhibit a bias against The John Birch Society or in favor of Agenda 21, it states the concerns of the Society rather matter-of-factly without outlining the evidence supporting those concerns.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke declared this week that too much borrowing and spending will eventually destroy the nation’s economy. Of course, a number of others have made similar assertions all along, but coming from the Federal Reserve chairman, who has seemingly attempted to mislead the public on the state of the economy, it is a surprising declaration.