Not just the Duggars: Arkansas DHS keeps giving Christian conservatives a pass on child abuse

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According to Raw Story, two recent sex abuse cases involving the Duggar family and state Rep. Justin Harris — politically connected Arkansas religious conservatives — reveal serious problems in the state’s Department of Human Services.

A sexual molestation case involving Josh Duggar, the reality TV star and former high-ranking employee of the anti-LGBT Family Research Council, has dominated national news for more than a week as continuing revelations suggest the teen and his family may have received preferential treatment from authorities.

TLC has suspended airings of the family’s “19 Kids and Counting” program, but it has not yet been canceled despite the loss of several major advertisers.

US Rebukes Israel while Showering It with Arms and Favors

By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth Only a few weeks into Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government, the intense strain of trying to square its members’ zealotry with Israel’s need to improve its international standing is already starkly evident. The conundrum was laid out clearly by Tzipi Hotovely, a young political ally of Netanyahu’s recently appointed to oversee […]

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