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Remembering The Deep History Of Jewish Genocide

The greater massacre of Lublin Jews by Nazis during World War II was an historical echo of the earlier genocide that took place 355 years ago today. [...]

Constitution Day Quiz

A very short Constitution quiz to celebrate Constitution Day. [...]

Koran Burning Nothing New: Only the Outrage is

Oh, there’s been a big international hue and cry about Florida Terry Jones declaring he would burn a Quran on September 11 before declaring he wouldn’t. Islamic and Christian and Buddhist leaders from around the world and government leaders from the President, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense and White House Press Secretary all the [...]

Coronating Lionheart

Violence took place 821 years ago today should remind us that those who launch attacks against Muslims are likely to enjoy violence against Jews as well. [...]

The Social Imaginary of Extremist Muslims and Christians

Just as Muslim extremists insist that the greatness of the old Muslim empire was based upon sharia law, Christian extremists insist that the United States is special because its laws were founded upon the Ten Commandments. [...]

Christianity’s Other Anti-Cordoba Purge

Today, we ought to remember that in 1492, Columbus wasn’t the only one sailing the ocean blue. Jews were doing it too – looking for a new home, on pain of death. [...]

Child Trafficking Baptists in Haiti?

If we fear for the well-being of genuine Haitian orphans, and not just a group of kids that a church group out of its depth thinks would be better off in the Bible Belt of the USA, then we can send our support through solid organizations, such as Oxfam, which are helping to rebuild Haitian infrastructure. [...]

An Old Fashioned Christmas

“Let’s bring back an old-fashioned Christmas”, reads the headline from the Desert Valley Times newspaper editorial this morning.

Still, I’m left wanting specifics. Which kind of “old-fashioned Christmas” is the writer talking about?

The kind of old-fashioned Christmas that was marked with drunken brawls in the streets?

The kind of old-fashioned Christmas that was [...]

Does Antagonizing Others Keep You Safe?

The Soviets became weaker, and weaker, because they accepted Reagan’s idea, and presumed that the United States would attack unless the Soviet Union appeared to be strong. Saddam Hussein made the same mistake, creating a show of dangerous military power in the thought that such a display would protect him from attack. [...]

Do They Remember Goliad?

Yesterday, somewhere between one hundred and two hundred Texans gathered in Austin, demanding independence from the United States of America. Among those attending the rally organized by the Texas Nationalist Movement were two women carrying a sign decorated with a red arm, reading “Remember Goliad and the 400 massacred Texans. I’d rather sever my right [...]

Only A Few Americans Oppose Nuclear Warfare

The question, Which country would be insane enough to actually use a nuclear weapon?. The answer to that question was, however, made quite clear by the results. [...]