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Alt-Right, Alt-Facts, Alternative American Reality

By Tom Laurent, President Trump has ushered in a new reality for America.  His campaign showed us this reality is based on fake facts, untruths and his constant demeaning any person or group who challenges him.  Truth for him is based on whatever he says it is at that moment.  During his three debates with […]

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‘White Privilege’ Makes Some Uncomfortable

By James A. Haught, Years ago, I visited our state’s former black mental hospital and fell into conversation with a witty, friendly, black psychiatrist. He taunted me:  “You’re a racist, you know.” “No, no, no,” I protested, but he continued: “Just look at yourself.  You were born white, male and smart.  You could go out into the […]

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War consciousness and the F-35

By Robert C. Koehler “The F-35 Lightning II Program (also known as the Joint Strike Fighter Program) is the Department of Defense’s focal point for defining affordable next generation strike aircraft weapon systems for the Navy, Air Force, Marines, and our allies. The F-35 will bring cutting-edge technologies to the battlespace of the future.” Lurking […]

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Roof Sentenced to Death

by Rachel Halfrida Cunliffe Dylann Roof was sentenced to death for murdering nine people participating in a Bible study to which he had been welcomed. In a hail of bullets and horror he killed Cynthia Marie Graham, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, Depayne Middleton, Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Simmons, Sharonda Coleman and Myra Thompson. […]

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A milestone for America’s culture

By James A. Haught Slowly, relentlessly, America’s culture is undergoing profound change.  But the transformation mostly is under the radar, hardly noticed. A new study by the Public Religion Research Institute and Religion News Service finds that the largest faith category in the United States now is people who say their religion is “none.” Apparently, […]

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State of the Nation

By Michael True In public addresses, President Obama assures the American people that the U.S. military command is greater than any other in the world. One must wonder if he is aware that the U.S. has not won a war since 1945, as historian Andrew Bacevich notes. Since the Vietnam War, policy makers and military commands responsible […]

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The Official Rwanda Story Unravels

By Andy Piascik For two decades, Western elites have spun a tale of how Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame heroically ended the 1994 genocide in that country. That narrative has persisted despite the fact that a great deal of evidence shows that Kagame’s Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) did much of the killing and has committed extraordinary […]

In Hinduism, elephant produced clouds—Hindus react to “Scientists Predict A Talking Elephant”

An academic paper posted in a blog of science and technology magazine Discover’s website on July 6 is headlined as “Scientists Predict A Talking Elephant…”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that in ancient times in Hinduism, Airavata, the four-tusked white elephant, was even capable of producing clouds. Zed, […]

Hindus urge National Gallery of Australia to expedite provenance of Hindu statues

Hindus are urging National Gallery of Australia (NGA) to quicken the provenance of statues of Hindu deities “selected for review” and if proved stolen, return these to Hindu temples they originally belonged. Australia’s flagship gallery NGA has identified 72 objects for initial scrutiny from its Asian art collection of about 5,000 items under its Asian […]

A Review of ‘American Gandhi: A.J. Muste and the History of Radicalism in the Twentieth Century’

Reviewed by Staughton Lynd and Andy Piascik American Gandhi: A.J. Muste and the History of Radicalism in the Twentieth Century by Leilah Danielson, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014) A Question American Gandhi: A.J. Muste and the History of Radicalism in the Twentieth Century is the most comprehensive and thoroughly-researched account of the life of […]

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