Arkansas state House passes protections for teachers who refuse to use transgender students’ preferred pronouns

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On the heels of enacting into law the nation's first ban on sex-change hormone treatments or mutilating surgeries for transgender minors, the Arkansas House on Thursday passed a bill that would protect teachers from repercussions if they offend a student by refusing to use that student's preferred pronouns or name. The bill, HB 1749, states, "An employee of a...

Study: San Francisco lost the most residents of any major city in the United States

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A great many San Francisco residents moved out of the city over the last two years with a significant numbers of them heading to more conservative localities in Florida and Texas, new data shows.What are the details?Of all the major U.S. cities, the home to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) topped the charts for losing the most residents...

Iowa governor says she won’t take in migrant children: ‘This is not our problem; this is the president’s problem’

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Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said recently that her state does not have the capacity to house migrant children who have come into the country illegally amid the country's ongoing immigration crisis, arguing the problem was created by President Biden and so he has the responsibility to fix it. "We don't have the facilities. We are not set up...

School board candidate in Evanston, Illinois, criticizes radical BLM curriculum

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A candidate for the school board in Evanston, Illinois, is speaking out against the school district's "Black Lives Matter" curriculum, which she says is negative, divisive, and disempowering for black kids who are taught that they cannot overcome systemic racism in America. Ndona Muboyayi is running for school board in District 65, located in a Chicago suburb that recently made...

Face masks are polluting the world’s beaches and oceans, pose potential health risks to humans: ‘Really concerning’

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This month marks the anniversary of San Francisco implementing the first face mask mandate in the United States. Since then, nearly all states have implemented mask mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic. By October, 93% of Americans said they sometimes, often, or always wear a mask or face covering when they leave their home and are unable to socially distance....

DMX dead at 50 following reported overdose-induced heart attack. Here’s how he shared the Gospel before his death.

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Rapper DMX -- real name Earl Simmons -- is dead at the age of 50 after suffering an overdose-induced heart attack almost one week ago. Simmons was taken to New York's White Plains Hospital on Saturday, where he was placed on life support. In the years leading up to his death, Simmons wasn't shy about bringing people to Jesus Christ and...

Get ready for rise of ‘neopronouns.’ They can include ‘fantasy characters’ such as ‘vamp/vampself,’ ‘prin/cess/princesself,’ ‘fae/faer/faeself.’

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TheBlaze has reported frequently on the increasing use of alternate pronouns over recent years. Just in December, in fact, news hit that the admission application for a business school offered a whopping 27 alternate pronouns that prospective students could choose from — you know, inventions such as "ey," "xie," "hir," "vis," and "eirs" in case the apparently outdated "she"...

Biden creates commission to study packing the Supreme Court

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President Joe Biden on Friday announced a new executive order that will form a commission to study expanding the Supreme Court, fulfilling a campaign promise to progressive activists who demanded the new administration pack the courts in response to President Donald Trump's appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. The commission will feature various legal experts and scholars who will...

Twitter suspends Maxim journalist for allegedly impersonating … herself?

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On the first of April, Zeynep Yenisey received an email from Twitter and thought she was being pranked. Yenisey, a journalist who writes for Maxim magazine covering lifestyle, travel, and men's style, was unceremoniously informed that her Twitter account was in violation of Twitter Rules and had been suspended. She was told it will not be restored. The violation?Twitter...

To combat spike in gun violence, Portland sends out unarmed park rangers

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City council members in the liberal bastion of Portland, Oregon, decided this week to address a recent surge in gun violence not by increasing the city's police presence -- but by doubling the number of unarmed park rangers on patrol.What are the details?There have been more than 250 shootings in Portland since the start of 2021 -- up from...