America on Same-Sex Marriage: 10 Takeaways From a New Report

By Katy Steinmetz from Time.com On Wednesday, the Public Religion Research Institute released a sweeping survey about American attitudes toward LGBT issues. Using 2003, the year Massachusetts became the first state to legalize gay marriage, as a point of comparison, the editors show how opinions about gay marriage and other related topics have changed in recent years. They…

Cutting Food Stamp Payments to the Poor Hurts the Rich

By Bill Saporito from Time.com Like most retailers, Walmart blamed the awful weather during the vital Christmas shopping season for its mediocre results in the quarter ending January 31. The company reported quarterly sales of $128.8 billion, up a tepid 1.4% and earnings of $4.4 billion, down 21%. And sales in U.S. stores opened for at…

Ardent Atheists Spread Their Reverence For Disbelief

by CLAIRE TRAGESER from NPR LISTEN HERE Stroll through the plaza of Balboa Park in San Diego, and you’ll pass religious groups spreading their beliefs and looking for converts. But you’ll also see a table draped with a large banner that reads, “Relax, Hell Does Not Exist.” Approach, and you’ll hear evangelical atheist Rob Hudson engaged…