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October 31st, 2017
by Eric Metaxas – Oct. 30, 2017 – Martin Luther wanted to coax theologians into a debate on indulgences—not reset Christianity. Martin Luther’s “95 Theses,” first published in 1517, now stored in the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin. Photo: Bridgeman Images This week the world celebrates the 500th anniversary of an event that never happened. Well, something did happen, and it altered the...
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June 5th, 2017
Donald Trump American Leadership
by: Michael Brendan Dougherty – National Review – 6/2/2017 There is a frantic, almost panicked desire to see dramatic declines in U.S. power and prestige because its people elected Donald Trump. But geopolitical reality remains unchanged. America has lost the leadership of the globe in the last ten days. In fact, it lost it two times over. For completely different...
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June 5th, 2017
Ramadan Attacks
by: Saagar Enjeti – dailycaller.com – 6/3/2017 Significant terrorist attacks have sprung up across the globe since the beginning of Muslim holy month of Ramadan May 26, with current counts confirming three attacks and 149 dead, and a reported Saturday incident on London Bridge still developing. Islamist terrorist groups usually use the holiday to mount more significant terrorist attacks, and...
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February 23rd, 2017
Donald Trump and Air Force One
Trumps’ critics, left and right, aim to bring about the cataclysm they predicted. By Victor Davis Hanson February 20, 2017 7:31 PM A 1964 political melodrama, Seven Days in May, envisioned a futuristic (1970s) failed military cabal that sought to sideline the president of the United States over his proposed nuclear-disarmament treaty with the Soviets. Something far less dramatic but perhaps as disturbing...
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February 23rd, 2017
White House
When It Comes to Chaos, Trump Has Nothing on Previous Presidents By Ed Klein 02/23/2017 16:42:50 PM EST  If you get most of your news from the mainstream media, you might come to the conclusion that the first month of Donald Trump’s administration is unique in the annals of presidential chaos and incompetence. Rather than the “well-oiled machine” touted by...
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February 14th, 2017
Hidden Figures — the true story of three brilliant African-American women who proved themselves in a 1960s NASA culture dominated by white men — is sure to inspire. The film is filled with emotive lessons, most powerfully a vindication of the hope that those who persevere honorably for a just cause will not be disappointed. Another lesson, more pragmatic, occurred to...
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January 6th, 2017
Source: Anti-Israel Obama Administration Follows World’s Lead on Middle East Politics | National Review World opinion against Israel comes from a great many factors — especially a certain ancient one. Secretary of State John Kerry, echoing other policymakers in the Obama administration, blasted Israel last week in a 70-minute rant about its supposedly self-destructive policies. Why does the world —...
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November 30th, 2016
What good will lifting sanctions do if it’s unable to breach the apartheid system built from Castro’s legacy? By: Spyridon Mitsotakis | November 29, 2016 In March of 2014, I spent two weeks in working-class areas of Cuba. I went as a visitor, but was not a tourist. I wanted to see communism for myself — and it was all...
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November 29th, 2016
Progressives’ and leftists’ outpouring of praise for Fidel Castro at his death was to be expected, although it has been more fulsome, tone-deaf, and cloying than I expected. For just a few examples see President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. Rational and moral people, however, will rightly ask, “How would anyone aware of Castro’s...
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November 29th, 2016
Downtown Old Havana
Neill Blomkamp’s 2013 science-fiction film Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, takes place in Los Angeles, circa 2154. The wealthy have moved into an orbiting luxury satellite—the Elysium of the title—while the wretched majority of humans remain in squalor on Earth. The film works passably as an allegory for its director’s native South Africa, where racial apartheid was enforced...
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