by Leigh Bravo 7/31/14
In researching for a follow-up article on the current immigration situation, I came across a timeline compiled by the office of Senator Jeff Sessions on the administration’s “systematic dismantling of immigration enforcement.” More
by Glenn Fairman 7/31/14
“This is a generation which knows no fear. It is the generation of the missile, the tunnel and suicide operations.” — Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas PM • Waging a war with moral trilobites is always nasty business, and no nation state knows this truth more fully than Israel in its current conflagration with Hamas. More
by Jerry Richardson 7/30/14
The 1st Commandment of Progressivism is “thou shalt be ‘tolerant’.” But, what does that mean? In today’s America, we can find two different meanings for tolerance, I’ll label them: 1) classical tolerance, and 2) progressive tolerance. More
by Anniel 7/29/14
Some folks can’t get over their need for a cause, so they have donned public hair shirts and continually beat their breasts over the children flooding our border with Mexico. That is to say, they’ve donned the shirts, but only if someone else takes the children. More
by Faba Calculo 7/29/14
France: $58.1 million.
Qatar and Oman: $20.4 million.
Switzerland: $12.4 million.
Spain: $11 million.
Austria: $3.2 million.
TOTAL (including countries not itemized above): $125 million to $165 million. More
by Patricia L. Dickson 7/29/14
According to a video of a black female interviewed on camera at 2014 annual NAACP convention, black conservatives were not welcome to attend. The reason for her intolerance, she claims that conservatives do not espouse the same values as the NAACP. More
by Bill Kassel 7/28/14
My parents’ marriage was mixed, religiously, and while neither was active in their faith, the differences were a source of conflict. Their solution: negligible church participation. More
by Deana Chadwell 7/28/14
A few days ago a meme that made me chuckle scrolled down my Facebook screen. The text read, “Trying to understand the behavior of some people is like trying smell the color 9.” No kidding. More
by Deana Chadwell 7/28/14
Israel isn’t just a country. Therein lies the problem in the Middle East. No one seems to be consciously aware that Israel is the pivot around which the whole world spins. More
Suggested by Brad Nelson • The Athenian Navy was one of the finest fighting forces in the history of the world. It engineered a civilization, empowered the world’s first democracy, and led a band of ordinary citizens on a voyage of discovery that altered the course of history.
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by Timothy Lane 7/26/14
This is, as many have pointed out, the centennial of the beginning of World War I. Among the important dates that led to the cataclysm, one key date was July 25, the date Serbia rejected the Austro-Hungarian ultimatum and (well aware of the likely consequence) ordered mobilization. More
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by Patricia L. Dickson 7/24/14
Union president, Lee Saunders, of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees sent a letter to the United Negro College Fund President Michael Lomax announcing that the union was severing ties with UNCF because he accepted a donation of $25 million dollars from Koch Industries More