"Spiritual But Not Religious" is the way many people describe themselves these days. It's a term that drives a lot of others crazy. For those who happily describe themselves as religious, "Spiritual But Not Religious" can imply a dilution of faith and a rejection of the creed and doctrine which, for them, is an essential aspect of spiritual life.
Once again, members of Congress are upset that a president hasn't consulted them to their satisfaction on the question of entering into a war. They are now taking several steps to express their frustration with President Obama about his handling of the bombing campaign in Libya.
Many Americans Thursday left their car keys, and their cars, at home and took advantage of public transportation. It’s national “Dump the Pump Day.” Its purpose is to show commuters there are alternatives to driving and high gas prices. Melissa Gross with Richmond Transit says ridership on the four year-old bus system continues to pick up.
In an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Moammar Gadhafi's son, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, said in an effort to end the conflict in Libya, his father was willing to hold elections as early as three months from now.
Rep. Anthony Weiner couldn't exit the scene fast enough for Democrats and didn't.
Initially after the scandal of his lewd tweets to at least six young women broke, he said he wasn't quitting. Then with increasing pressure for his resignation, he appeared to try to buy time by letting it be known that he was entering rehab.
In the end, however, he was only able to get two weeks past Memorial Day weekend when the scandal went public before the pressure became so irresistible that he would be forced on Thursday to announce his resignation.
Following increasing pressure by Democratic leaders to step down, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) is expected to announce his resignation today. Host Michel Martin discusses the circumstances around Weiner's resignation with NPR congressional correspondent David Welna. Martin also speaks with ProEthics president and founder Jack Marshall about the ethical questions raised by the social media scandal.
Mary Mary has reigned over the gospel scene for more than a decade. Their uplifting lyrics and blend of different genres have propelled them to national stardom. Host Michel Martin speaks with sisters Erica and Tina Campbell about their life, passion for the word of God and new album "Something Big."
A fatwa, a religious edict announced by clerics in Saudi Arabia, prohibit women from driving. A social media campaign calls for Saudi women to defy the ban and hit the road on Friday. Host Michel Martin discusses the 'Women-2-Drive' campaign with Hala Aldosari, a Saudi blogger who is part of the campaign, and Ali Alyami, executive director of the U.S.-based Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia. His group is leading a 'driving protest' in Washington D.C. on Friday.