Month: February 2017

What was the purpose of Articles of Confederation?

By Bill Federer Drafting the Articles of Confederation, 1781 What was the government in the United States before the U.S. Constitution was written? It was the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, which were introduced in the Continental Congress July 12, 1776, a little over a week after Congress approved the Declaration of Independence. After Read More …

Christian leaders call for ‘year of good news’

By Bob Unruh Greg Laurie A coalition of prominent evangelical Christian leaders, including Franklin Graham, James Dobson, Greg Laurie and Anne Graham Lotz, is calling on Christians to make 2017 “The Year of Good News” and reject the “fake news, distracting news, divisive news, disorderly news and, sometimes, depressing news” pervading the country. In a Read More …

Lawmaker: Vet refugees’ views on female genital mutilation

By Leo Hohmann Refugee advocates are bucking frantically against a resolution introduced in the South Dakota legislature that would give a vote of “no confidence” to the United Nations-backed refugee resettlement program and demand “extreme vetting” of refugees being placed in the state. Lutheran Social Services South Dakota has delivered more than 5,500 refugees directly Read More …