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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Pew Research Center
It's never too early for a nice juicy straw poll, particularly if it's of the presidential variety. The Tea Party Patriots have already drawn 250,000 voters to a survey listing potential 2016 hopefuls of interest to liberty-minded folk. The grass-roots group intends to drawn a million votes by March. Who's leading this early, early match-up among undeclared candidates?
It's complicated: The public is weary of the U.S. role as the world's policeman, but it also frets about the nation's declining prestige on the global stage and disapproves of both President Obama's foreign policy practices and any attempts at nation building overseas. Yet Americans approve of aggressive participation in the world economy and favor drones in the military arsenal.
The majority of Americans believe President Obama is too weak on foreign policy and national security issues, and they fear that U.S. global power and prestige are in decline, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center.
"President Obama needs to fire himself. Not literally, of course, but practically: He needs to shake up his team so thoroughly that the new blood imposes change on how he manages the federal bureaucracy and leads," says Ron Fournier, a veteran national news correspondent and editorial director for National Journal.
Americans are donating less after the disaster in the Philippines compared to other disasters like the earthquake in Haiti or the tsunami in Japan.
Despite heavy approval for the pope, U.S. Catholics aren't attending church any more than they did last year.
For all the good press new Pope Francis has gotten since his election, the first extensive survey of American Catholics finds his impact on church attendance and membership has been less than overwhelming.
The dream meeting between President Obama and the glittering kingpins of Hollywood on Tuesday has been billed as "the entertainment summit." It's more like the star-studded finale to a fundraising extravaganza, with the word "Obamacare" stricken from the script. It will mark the seventh moneymaking event in a mere 48 hours for the seemingly tireless president.
Though Facebook first took the Web by storm barely eight years ago, new studies show that more and more young people are viewing the groundbreaking social media platform as an increasingly old-fashioned way to learn what's up.
Most Americans believe there are situations in which patients should be allowed to die, but the number who believe medical professionals should do everything possible to keep patients alive is growing, according to a Pew Research Center survey.
Conservatives don't trust the liberal media to get their news, but they also aren't going to social media for information as much as Democrats. And once on these sites, Republicans put more faith in Facebook, while liberals go to Twitter.
Just when the din of liberal politics reaches epic proportions, along comes an event that clears the air. Such is the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's "Friends of the Family Banquet" on Saturday evening, which is a formidable and straightforward force indeed, assembling at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
With new religious movies steamrolling to theaters in the near future, religious experts are saying religion in the movies is a form of education and a new medium.
Facing mounting evidence of growing disaffection by American Jews with their religion and heritage, leaders within the community are proposing an ambitious "Jewish Head Start" program to teach the history and religion of the Jewish people to preschoolers — for free.
American Jews are celebrating Thanksgivukkah — a super holiday created by the overlap of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving — this year. By the time the turkey is carved and the pie is eaten, many American Jewish families will be lighting the menorah.