Super Bowl advertisers focused on light and humorous spots this year to offer its audience an escape from the ongoing “heavy news” climate with Groundhog’s Day spoofs, Boston accents, surreal weirdness, and plenty of snack foods.

By Rudy Pérez After my first album came out with RCA in 1984, the first single to go to radio was “It’s a Lie.” To promote the record, I was sent to Mexico to perform on one of the biggest TV variety shows in the country, Siempre en Domingo (Always on Sunday). After my performance, the host of the show, Raúl Velasco, came up to me and said, “Rudy, we loved your performance. We are taking several artists on a promotional tour of Mexico and the U.S., including Puerto Rico, for six weeks, and we want you to go.” The…

Canada’s indigenous groups are using new means to stop ‘child apprehensions,’ in which the government takes children from their mothers.

I know life gets busy, but sometimes you need to take a break. Find out more about what this means in this week’s new post.

Appeal: Exemptions do more than just save pastors $800 million a year. When a pastor responds to late-night prayer request or invites congregants to his home for Bible study, is he just doing his job or going beyond the call of duty? That’s not a question for the federal government to decide, according to the Chicago-area pastors and churches appealing a 2017 ruling that declared tax breaks for clergy housing costs to be unconstitutional. The lawsuit over the longstanding benefit, launched by the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) seven years ago, has entered another round of appeals. The Christian defendants,…