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Fact Check: Are Immigrants Out-Breeding Natural Born Americans?

The Wall Street Journal reports that, in 2008, one of every eight babies born in the United States was born to an undocumented immigrant. So, the immigrants are going to breed us out, right? Actually… [...]

The Silly Diplomatic History Of The Early 1970s

A sampling of silly diplomacy from the early 1970s. [...]

Mythological Surprise: Angels Aren’t Christian

Angelia was, in pre-Christian Greek mythology, a goddess of messages. Angelia had wings, just like the angels as we visualize them today. [...]

Obama Administration Seized Journalists' Private Phone Records

Barack Obama has authorized the seizure of huge numbers of telephone records from journalists reporting on the Obama Administration’s activities. [...]

When The Crucifix Was Horny

While Jesus literally flipped out at moneychangers in the temple, Hermes had the depth to see the sacred quality of their trade, uniting sex, money and enlightenment. [...]

That Evil Century

A respected author wrote, “The evil methods which men use to get ahead in our century clearly show that their aims cannot be worth much.”

What century do you think this author was writing about, and what evil methods do you think we’re being referred to?

Time To Account For The Cost Of War

We wouldn’t have the sequester today, if it wasn’t for all the wasteful military spending that took place to enable the invasion and occupation of Iraq. However, Republicans and conservative Democrats remain reluctant to cut military spending back down to pre-war levels, and have worked to obfuscate the true financial cost of the war. [...]

GOP In Congress Pushes More Privatization Despite Dubious Record

For decades, Republican politicians have come up with many theoretical reasons that privately-run programs should be more efficient than government-run programs. However, empirical research into the matter has failed to consistently find an economic or operational benefit of privatization. Privatization of military operations, for instance, has led to infamous fraud, waste, delays and other abuses. [...]

When Will the United States Join the International Land Mine Ban Treaty?

Barack Obama has been playing coy with the issue of land mines. His administration began a review of the idea of signing the treaty four years ago. [...]