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  • Group calls for removal of Confederate monument in Seattle

    07/12/2015 6:27:59 PM PDT · by llevrok · 52 replies
    SEATTLE - A Confederate monument in Capitol Hill's Lake View Cemetery is in the spotlight as a local group calls for its removal. For more than a century, Lake View Cemetery has been the final resting place for many of Seattle's pioneers. Only a short walk from one of the cemetery's most visited grave sites - that of Bruce Lee - a 14-foot granite monument memorializes Washington state's Confederate veterans and their families. "Just because it's a military memorial doesn't justify it," Charlette LaFevere says. "It's offensive." LeFevere is part of a small group calling on Seattle City leaders to...
  • Loyola professor who called slavery 'not so bad' loses lawsuit against New York Times

    05/13/2015 12:22:19 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 12 replies ^ | 5/12/15 | Jed Lipinski
    A federal judge in New Orleans has thrown out a lawsuit filed against the New York Times by a Loyola University economics professor who had accused the newspaper of libel.
  • Could the South Have Won the War?

    03/17/2015 8:14:26 AM PDT · by iowamark · 313 replies
    NY Times Disunion ^ | March 16, 2015 | Terry L. Jones
    By March 1865, it was obvious to all but the most die-hard Confederates that the South was going to lose the war. Whether that loss was inevitable is an unanswerable question, but considering various “what if” scenarios has long been a popular exercise among historians, novelists and Civil War buffs... Perhaps the most common scenario centers on the actions of Gen. Robert E. Lee... What many fail to recognize is that Northerners were just as committed to winning as the Southerners. Some saw it as a war to free the slaves, while others fought to ensure that their republican form...
  • Who wrote the new AP US History framework? Now we know.

    09/19/2014 9:04:50 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies
    George Mason University History News Network ^ | 9-18-2014 | Authors of the AP United States History Curriculum Framework
    We, the authors below, served on the Advanced Placement United States History Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee from 2008 through 2012. In that capacity, guided by continued dialogue with and input from the teachers who work each day with our nation’s most talented and dedicated students, we authored the Curriculum Framework that was published in October 2012 and that is at the heart of the College Board’s current Course and Exam Description for AP U.S. History.
  • Looking Back at Iraq

    06/26/2014 5:11:21 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/26/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    So who lost Iraq? The blame game mostly fingers incompetent Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki. Or is Barack Obama culpable for pulling out all American troops monitoring the success of the 2007–08 surge? Some still blame George W. Bush for going into Iraq in 2003 in the first place to remove Saddam Hussein. One can blame almost anyone, but one must not invent facts to support an argument. Do we remember that Bill Clinton signed into law the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 that supported regime change in Iraq? He gave an eloquent speech on the dangers of Saddam Hussein’s...
  • Was Neville Chamberlain really a weak and terrible leader?

    09/30/2013 9:02:59 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 59 replies
    BBC News ^ | 30th September 2013 | Robert Self
    'Seventy-five years after the Munich Agreement signed with Hitler, the name of Neville Chamberlain, British prime minister at the time, is still synonymous with weakness and appeasement. Is this fair, asks historian Robert Self.'
  • Facebook bans Gandhi quote as part of revisionist history purge

    12/27/2012 6:04:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies ^ | December 27, 2012 | Mike Adams
    (NaturalNews) The reports are absolutely true. Facebook suspended the Natural News account earlier today after we posted an historical quote from Mohandas Gandhi. The quote reads: "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." - Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446. This historical quote was apparently too much for Facebook's censors to bear. They suspended our account and gave us a "final warning" that one more violation of their so-called "community guidelines" would result in our account being permanently deactivated. They then demanded we...
  • Helen Thomas: "Nukes & Iran: Who Will Step In?" [WARNING: DISTURBING, GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    11/16/2011 12:41:13 PM PST · by seanmerc · 37 replies ^ | 10 Nov 11 | Helen "Nuclear Watchdog" Thomas
    U.S. leaders haven't spoken of disarmament lately. Why not? Iran is on the verge of creating a nuclear weapon. This is bad news for the U.S. and Israel, who have warned Tehran against holding nuclear power. The U.S. needs to step in and mollify at the crucial moment. Israel has been able to sabotage any Iranian progress in developing nuclear prowess, but no one has produced a key to a more peaceful route to reconciliation. So where are the peacemakers? Israel wants the U.S. to step in or even lead the way to block Iran's new nuclear ambitions. Iran, which...
  • Amos Rucker--A Soldier Remembered

    08/08/2010 4:20:05 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 916 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 8, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    "When you eliminate the Black Confederate soldier, you've eliminated the history of the South."---The late Dr. Leonard Haynes, Professor, Southern University
  • Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87

    01/27/2010 4:25:18 PM PST · by Sneakyuser · 38 replies · 1,045+ views ^ | January 27, 2010 | Mark Feeney, Globe Staff
    Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and a leading faculty critic of BU president John Silber, died of a heart attack today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling, his family said. He was 87. "His writings have changed the consciousness of a generation, and helped open new paths to understanding and its crucial meaning for our lives," Noam Chomsky, the left-wing activist and MIT professor, once wrote of Dr. Zinn. "When action has been called for, one could always be confident that he would be...
  • Obama Rewrites the Cold War

    07/14/2009 6:33:17 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 14 replies · 423+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2009
    There are two different versions of the story of the end of the Cold War: the Russian version and the truth. President Obama endorsed the Russian version in Moscow," Liz Cheney writes in the Wall Street Journal. "...our president explained it this way: 'The American and Soviet armies were still massed in Europe...ready to fight. The ideological trenches of the last century were roughly in place. Competition in everything from astrophysics to athletics was treated as a zero-sum game. If one person won, then the other person had to lose. And then within a few short years, the world as...
  • Obama Rewrites the Cold War

    07/12/2009 8:34:28 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 32 replies · 1,376+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7-13-09 | Liz Cheney
    OPINION JULY 13, 2009 Obama Rewrites the Cold War The President has a duty to stand up to the lies of our enemies. By LIZ CHENEY There are two different versions of the story of the end of the Cold War: the Russian version, and the truth. President Barack Obama endorsed the Russian version in Moscow last week. Speaking to a group of students, our president explained it this way: "The American and Soviet armies were still massed in Europe, trained and ready to fight. The ideological trenches of the last century were roughly in place. Competition in everything from...
  • Was Only Southern Slavery Evil?

    02/26/2009 5:26:00 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 19 replies · 965+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 02/26/2009 | Richard Williams
    "When Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to China this month, she said human rights concerns could not interfere with talks about the economic crisis." Doesn't that sound eerily similar to the South's . . .
  • Senator Webb In The News

    02/18/2009 7:37:10 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 36 replies · 895+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 02/18/2009 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    I see that Virginia Senator James Webb is in the news with an announcement about preserving "Virginia’s abundant natural, historical, and cultural resources." That's great. In his editorial, Webb stated: "Virginia is fortunate to have such an abundant supply of pristine lands steeped in history. Extending the Civil War Battlefields Preservation program will enable children to experience the same untouched landscapes of their ancestors and visit the places where so many sacrifices were made, by soldiers and civilians, alike." I'm grateful that Senator Webb recognizes this emotional connection Virginians have to their ancestors and the land. (Too bad others don't.)...
  • Remaking History

    02/11/2009 8:43:00 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 1 replies · 246+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 11 February 2009 | Richard Williams
    "In the course of the past twenty years, American history has been remade. Inspired initially by the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s – which shattered the ‘consensus’ vision that had dominated historical writing – and influenced by new methods borrowed from other disciplines, American historians redefined the very nature of historical study." ~ Eric Foner Most readers who study the WBTS, whether seriously or casually, are familiar with the work of Eric Foner, at least to some extent. He is a widely known and respected historian, for the most part anyway. Foner is, however, not without his critics....
  • Filed Under: "History - Did You Know?"

    01/24/2009 1:19:38 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 23 January 2009 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Common knowledge of "well-known" historical facts is not always, well, really that common - especially when it's politically incorrect . . .
  • Traditionalist SSPX bishop may be charged with holocaust denial in Germany

    01/22/2009 8:38:02 AM PST · by Gillibrand1 · 5 replies · 565+ views
    Cathcon ^ | 21/1/09 | Gillibrand
    Problem for the Pope Cathcon translation of an article in this week's Der Spiegel. Not (yet) on line. A bishop of the Society of Pope St Pius X denies the holocaust. Anti-semitic tendencies lead to tension between German Catholics and the Central Council for Jews in Germany. The history of the Catholic Church is also the history of separations from Her, of heresy and of error. When the religious deviationists win many supporters, they can be considered, like the Protestants, a church and when rather they remain among themselves, they can be considered as a sect. Presently, one of the...
  • Biased Pop History

    01/02/2009 12:51:43 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 14 replies · 612+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 01/02/2009 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    "Objectivity is impossible and it is also undesirable. That is, if it were possible it would be undesirable, because if you have any kind of a social aim, if you think history should serve society in some way; should serve the progress of the human race; should serve justice in some way, then it requires that you should make your selection on the basis of what you think will advance causes of humanity." ~ Howard Zinn (One of academia's favorite historians.)
  • Robert Heinlein's future may be past ["His legacy polarizes today's readers"]

    12/10/2007 3:55:30 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 138 replies · 348+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/09/07 | Scott Timberg
    He was a onetime utopian socialist who became an assertive right-winger, a libertarian nudist with a military-hardware fetish, a cold warrior who penned an Age of Aquarius sensation with a hero who preached free love. He won admiration from Ronald Reagan, who enlisted his ideas in his "Star Wars" missile shield, and Charles Manson, who was captured with the novel "Stranger in a Strange Land" in his backpack. He predicted the European Union and invented the water bed. But Robert A. Heinlein, the California-based science-fiction writer who stood over the midcentury decades like a colossus, casts a different kind of...
  • KKK Founder Forest Gets Bad Rap

    09/10/2007 7:48:32 AM PDT · by meandog · 106 replies · 3,835+ views
    Fredericksburg (Va.) Free-Lance Star ^ | 9.9.07 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    KENNESAW, Ga.--Is the history of our great nation important to you? Union Gen. William T. Sherman said of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, "After all, I think Forrest as the most remarkable man our 'Civil War' produced on either side." This came from a man who was once a foe of Forrest on the field of battle. Why do some folks attack America's heritage? Several years ago, attempts were made to change the name of Forrest Park in Memphis, Tenn. Now, there are people trying to change the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville, Fla. But was...
  • Leaving the Catholic Church, A Letter of Resignation

    06/01/2007 2:28:41 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 602 replies · 10,495+ views
    Lazyboy's Rest Stop ^ | Robert Mayberry
    Following is my resignation letter from the Roman Catholic Church and from my position as Director of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), a program designed to teach Catholicism to adults who would like to become Catholics. This letter serves to inform you that I am separating myself from the Roman Catholic Church. This decision has come about after many months of intensive research into the Scriptures, the writings of the Patristic fathers of the church, and church history. During this period of research I have considered the writings and/or oral arguments of such Catholic authors as...
  • Tenet, the brazen

    05/07/2007 3:18:47 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 461+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/7/7 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    George Tenet has a very mixed legacy. On the one hand, he presided over the two biggest intelligence failures of this era - 9/11 and the WMD debacle in Iraq. On the other hand, his CIA did devise and carry out brilliantly an astonishingly bold plan to overthrow the Taliban in Afghanistan. Tenet might have just left it at that, gone home with his Presidential Medal of Freedom and let history judge him. Instead, he's decided to do some judging of his own. In his just-released book and in hawking it on television, Tenet presents himself as a pathetic victim...
  • Keith Ellison is NOT the First Muslim Congressman

    01/31/2007 7:43:59 PM PST · by auzerais · 22 replies · 1,692+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 01/31/07 | McCaslin
    By John McCaslin THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published January 31, 2007 Faux first Contrary to pronouncements by pundits and publications alike, freshman Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat, is not the first Muslim elected to Congress. Rather, the first Muslim to serve in Congress was John Randolph of Virginia, elected off and on from 1799 to 1834. During the time there "were numerous Muslims living in America," says Mr. Barton, so many that the first Koran was published and sold here by 1806. "Significantly, Francis Scott Key, author of the 'Star Spangled Banner,' befriended Randolph and faithfully shared Christ with him. Randolph...
  • The Awfulness of The Da Vinci Code

    05/28/2006 11:29:54 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 33 replies · 596+ views
    American Heritage ^ | May 19, 2006 | Allen Barra
    The Awfulness of The Da Vinci Code Posted Friday May 19, 2006 12:30 PM EDT In art as in life there is nothing so powerful as a bad idea whose time has come. Every decade or so a craze comes out of nowhere that inexplicably grabs hold of a portion of the public’s imagination, whips it into a frenzy, and then dissipates, leaving future generations wondering what the fuss was all about. The first such craze of the twenty-first century is, as you can’t have avoided hearing, a silly novel by a writer named Dan Brown called The Da...
  • Essay Required: Why America Sucks

    04/18/2006 9:02:32 PM PDT · by 4U2OUI · 93 replies · 920+ views
    My Neighbor | Today | Me
    Hello, FRiends. My neighbor's daughter, a junior in high school, told me she is required to write a 1000 word essay on "why America sucks". Her teacher quotes from Zinn, and pretends to be "open-minded". I recommended she read Swifts, "A Modest Proposal", which she had never heard of, as a guide for crafting a satirical answer to an asinine assignment. ANY help/insight/wisdom in this matter will be greatly appreciated. Thanks! The other David in Eugene.
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...

    11/19/2005 8:46:40 PM PST · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 381+ views
    ICE! ^ | November 15, 2005 | ICE!
    CHICAGO — A well-known revisionist and holocaust denier, wanted in Germany for inciting racial hatred by denying that thousands of Jews were gassed to death at Auschwitz, was deported last night by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “ICE is focused on protecting America and promoting public safety by ensuring that fugitive aliens are removed from the United States as expeditiously as possible,” said Deborah Achim, field officer director for Chicago’s detention and removal program. “We are restoring integrity to the immigration system by finding and removing individuals ordered deported by federal immigration judges.”...
  • French Foreign Minister's faux pas at Yad Vashem(Amazing historical ignorance at Holocaust Memorial)

    09/19/2005 12:20:55 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 90 replies · 2,006+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 9-19-05 | Avirama Golan
    Haaretz investigates French FM's faux pas at Yad Vashem By Avirama Golan, Haaretz Correspondent The French satirical magazine Le Canard Enchaine reported in its September 14th issue that during the visit of French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy to the new Holocaust museum in Jerusalem's Yad Vashem on September 8, he asked - while perusing maps of European sites where Jewish communities had been destroyed - whether British Jews were not also murdered. Needless to say, Douste-Blazy's question was met by his hosts with amazement. "But Monsieur le minister," Le Canard quoted the ensuing conversation, "England was never conquered by the...
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of America’s use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Truman’s decision to use the A-bomb was “controversial,” they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again – this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII – using atomic...
  • Lies in the Library--the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    06/26/2005 12:01:16 PM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies · 566+ views
    RJ Magazine ^ | 6-26-05 | Andrea Rapp
    Libraries have become the latest battleground in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Israelis are getting bibliographically battered. Lies in the Library Libraries have become the latest battleground in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Israelis are getting bibliographically battered. by Andrea RappA few months ago, I ordered a collection of recently published children's books on Israel for our temple library. Much to my dismay, after reviewing the works I discovered that many books contained flat-out incorrect information reported as fact, demonstrated a blatant anti-Israel bias, or sometimes both. These are the library books on Israel that students across the country will...
  • Why do they hate us? (Why Any Sane Person Hates Liberal Journalists)

    05/30/2005 4:49:03 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 32 replies · 1,518+ views
    Aljazeera ^ | 30 May 2005 | Sandy Shanks
    Why do they hate use so? That question was asked by many Americans after 11 September 2001. The query is based entirely on ignorance, which, by itself, is a result of a chronic American fault - a near total apathy towards history. The vast majority of Americans are clueless regarding the past of faraway lands as well as their own. That is highly dangerous in so much as we share this planet with other ethnicities, and historical illiteracy breeds misunderstanding. George Santayana wrote: "Those who forget the past are condemned to relive it," or words to that effect, and many...
  • Baseball, Civil War and all that jazz

    04/22/2005 8:51:47 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 24 replies · 825+ views
    dowagiacnew ^ | 21-april-2005 | JOHN EBY
    BENTON HARBOR - His award-winning trilogy took Ken Burns 17 years to make, but the documentary filmmaker acknowledges that with "The Civil War," "Baseball" and "Jazz," in many ways "I have made the same film over and over again." "Each production asks one deceptively simple question: Who are we? What does an investigation of the past tell us about who we were and, more importantly, what we have become," Burns told The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Wednesday night at Lake Michigan College's Mendel Center. Studying civilization 2,000 years from now, it is predicted that Americans will only be remembered...
  • For Washington's Birthday! - In God We Trust Flash Movie

    02/21/2005 12:29:08 PM PST · by kidkosmic1 · 29 replies · 1,597+ views ^ | 2/21/04 | kidkosmic1
    In God We Trust Patriotic Flash Movie Finished and posted just in time for Washington's Birthday! (BTW, it's hard to swallow polls that find Washington ranked as America's 7th greatest president.) The presentation features quotes from Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Henry, Lincoln, Reagan, and more on the subject of God and morality in government. Many of these quotes were taken from their own speeches to the American people as elected officials (sorry ye Newdows and ACLUers of the world)! Enjoy and spread freely! I created two versions--one for high bandwidth (T1, DSL, Cable), and another for those trapped in dialupland....
  • You are being watched! You will slip up soon! (Ooooooooh, a scary post! ZOT!!!)

    01/31/2005 3:28:10 PM PST · by dl_pens · 189 replies · 3,465+ views
    You and your fascist co-horts will all be sorry when the Bush* administration is charged with stealing this election. His administration and this website is nothing more then propaganda for a fascist regime. We are watching you, and we will be there when you slip up and your face down on the ground because you slipped on your own Nazi style propaganda. John Kerry won this election and you know it! Everyone knows it!
  • Committee says flag should come down

    01/10/2005 5:21:30 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 218 replies · 3,321+ views
    news14 ^ | 10-Jan-2005 | staff
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The confederate flag flying in Elmwood Pinewood Cemetery in uptown Charlotte should be taken down – that is a recommendation from a committee looking into the flag issue. The confederate battle flag flies above a section of the cemetery dedicated to confederate soldiers. Some were concerned about the image this created for the city. Last month, the community relations committee executive council met to review information gathered on the flag. The information included public feedback and legal research. In a draft report, the committee recommended: The current flag be taken down and placed in a glass enclosed...
  • Greek Lawyers Attack 'Alexander' Bisexual Claims (Demand Oliver Stone Fiction Disclaimer on Film)

    11/22/2004 12:28:09 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 81 replies · 1,805+ views
    WENN ^ | 11/21/04 | imdb staff
    The makers of Colin Farell's upcoming epic 'Alexander' are facing the threat of lawsuit for claiming warrior Alexander the Great was bisexual.A group of furious Greek lawyers insist the legendary conqueror was heterosexual, and now they are looking into suing film studio Warner Brothers and director Oliver Stone for claims to the contrary.Yannis Varnakos, the spokesman for the 25 lawyers, says, 'The production company should make it clear that this film is pure fiction and not a true depiction of the life of Alexander.'The group of attorneys say they have gathered enough evidence so far to know that there are...
  • Do the Father’s Support Scott Hahn's "Dragon" Theory?

    10/11/2004 8:24:38 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 32 replies · 1,139+ views
    The Remnant Newspaper | September 30, 2004 Issue | Robert Sungenis
    RE: Hahn’s treatment of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, we see the same mistakes being made. Mind you, these are serious errors,because they undermine the traditional understanding of who, precisely, was responsible for the first sin, as well as the theological ramifications of that initial sin. In brief, Hahn claims Adam sinned first, not Eve. He writes: "Thus, Adam's failure was virtually complete by the time Eve took her first bite" (A Father Who Keeps His Promises (FKP), p. 72). Suffice it to say, Hahn's conclusion is utterly false. But in observing how he deals with biblical...
  • Chirac bid to lift China arms ban

    10/08/2004 1:59:37 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 54 replies · 1,285+ views
    BBC World News ^ | 8 October 2004 | Caroline Wyatt
    French President Jacques Chirac says he regards the European arms embargo on China as outdated and wants it lifted as soon as possible. Chirac (right) sees rich opportunities in China's boom His remarks came ahead of his visit to China on Friday, and again France finds itself at odds with the US. Washington is urging the EU not to lift an embargo that was imposed after the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square. Mr Chirac's trip to China is aimed at boosting flourishing trade relations. When Chinese President Hu Jintao visited France earlier this year, Paris not only...
  • Mating and dating among Eastern Rite priests

    06/25/2004 12:50:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 187 replies · 318+ views
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | April 16, 2004 | Robert G. Finn
    During the spring of 2002, the church was confronted with the spectacle of some clergy who had sadly failed in their commitments in chastity by engaging in immoral relations with minors. Throughout the furor this scandal unleashed, the priesthood itself came under close scrutiny by the media, which insisted that celibacy was the cause of the problem. Celibacy has been required of diocesan priests in the Latin Rite since the Second Lateran Council in 1139. But it was not always a universal requirement in the Roman Catholic church, as we know. Even some of the popes were married. For instance,...
  • Ronnie and Saddam

    06/14/2004 7:13:11 AM PDT · by philosofy123 · 19 replies · 136+ views
    Sunday Herald ^ | 13 June 2004 | Neil Mackay
    Ronnie & Saddam The US has donned rose-tinted spectacles to mourn the passing of Ronald Reagan. But Investigations Editor Neil Mackay reveals a darker story of how, under Reagan, secret deals brokered by Donald Rumsfeld with Saddam Hussein secured the dictator an arsenal of WMD It was just before Christmas 1983 that Donald Rumsfeld, then US presidential envoy to Iraq, slipped quietly into Baghdad to come face to face with the man who would become one of America’s greatest enemies within two decades. The trip by the current US defence secretary, to pledge US support for Saddam Hussein, marked one...
  • Schumerism

    11/14/2003 10:15:58 AM PST · by Bernard Marx · 13 replies · 128+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | Nov. 8, 2003 | Brian C. Anderson
    <p>Democrats subvert the Constitution through judicial filibusters.</p> <p>Everyone has commented on the unprecedented filibuster campaign against President Bush's appellate court nominees--the latest of whom is likely to be Justice Janice Rogers Brown, a black veteran of California's Supreme Court. What hasn't sufficiently been underscored is that the filibusters rest on a novel jurisprudential conceit: call it "Schumerism," after Chuck Schumer, the New York senator who is its most strident proponent.</p>
  • Bush's tax policy fails the average American (College Campus Brainwashing Alert)

    11/09/2003 11:44:01 AM PST · by TaxRelief · 9 replies · 262+ views
    Letter to the Editor After reading Greg Ehrhardt's letter to the editor titled, "Note to Democrats: The rich are here to stay," I was delighted someone finally pointed out many college students are deficient in their knowledge of economic issues. My hope was that maybe Ehrhardt would have bothered to read a history book, or at least an economics book, before he wrote this response. As I read his letter, I felt a nauseous feeling in the pit of my stomach, and an overwhelming sense of impending doom that could only be caused by one thing: Republican rhetoric. It seems...
  • Even faithful struggle with religion (Cindy Richards Shallow End of the Pool Alert)

    11/05/2003 6:23:08 AM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 40 replies · 477+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Nov. 5, 2003 | Cindy Richards
    Religion is big news these days. This week alone, it's made the cover of Newsweek and prime time network television. The two media events serve to illustrate our national dichotomy over religion: Most of us want to believe in some sort of higher being; beyond that we find little to agree about. The Newsweek feature, ''God & Health: Is Religion Good Medicine? Why Science Is Starting To Believe,'' asked whether faith could improve one's health. The ABC report on Primetime Monday, ''Jesus, Mary and Da Vinci,'' asked whether the Bible told the whole truth about Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Thus...
  • Any of this sound familiar? Anglican Mainstream gets ready for action

    09/18/2003 8:06:06 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 2 replies · 76+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 18 September 2003 | staff writers
    Anglican Mainstream gets ready for action The group that evolved out of the Bishop of Reading controversy will be recruiting at the National Evangelical Anglican Congress this week for new members who are prepared “to take action”. Security is being stepped up for the landmark conference, as organisers prepare for protests from the extremist gay groups, who have been angered by evangelicals’ success in campaigning against Canon Jeffrey John being made bishop. Anglican Mainstream, which has grown from being a provincial gaggle of traditional Christians at the time of the Reading crisis to a national body, plans for the movement...
  • Hillary cares less that her book is lies and Legacy Invention, but she DOES like the Controver$y.

    06/12/2003 4:04:47 PM PDT · by ICE-FLYER · 178+ views
    Self | June 12, 2003 | Ice Flyer
    Its out!! Come one and all to the book signing to see the media blitzes and the fawning over New York’s Sen...Ur uh Junior Senator and her newest book. Wait, you say that you do not like her and want her and her husband to go away? But the book is near record sales, how does this happen together? Hillary, love her or absolutely despise her, is not stupid on this book issue. She loves the fact that so many of her detractors are calling attention to her ghost written book. I am sure that there are already a thousand...
  • Teacher's 'satire' draws anger

    02/15/2003 6:40:21 PM PST · by idkfa · 33 replies · 254+ views
    Des Moines Register ^ | 02/15/2003 | Jason Clayworth
    <p>The former head of the Des Moines teachers union is under fire for a list of unflattering comments about Republicans that he passed out to students in his government class.</p> <p>Republicans hate AIDS victims, embrace pollution for the sake of profit, and believe women can't be trusted to make decisions about their body, according to information distributed by teacher Paul Mann at Central Academy in Des Moines. "Rules for Being a Good Republican" went out to more than 20 students. Mann's action has angered at least one parent and drawn fire from people of all political stripes.</p>
  • Hillary Becomes A Revisionist . . . Again

    05/01/2003 10:59:34 AM PDT · by The Rant · 48 replies · 427+ views
    The Washington Dispatch ^ | May 1, 2003 | Frank Salvato
    At a fund raiser in Connecticut, Hillary Clinton, carpet-bagger senator from New York and re-writer of history, railed against the economic performance of the Bush Administration despite the fact that her husband's administration handed it all of the problems that it is dealing with now along with many more that have been thrust upon it. While unemployed people from her own party were being escorted out of the venue as they protested to get their jobs back in a state that is influenced heavily by her Democratic Party, she tried to blame the struggling economy on the Bush Administration rather...
  • Liberty Bell site plan to show liberty denied

    02/13/2003 7:12:29 PM PST · by steplock · 5 replies · 198+ views
    Liberty Bell = Liberty Denied?Date Thursday, February 13 @ 19:07:44 A Ring of Un-Truth? A new center housing and surrounding one of the most enduring symbols of American liberty will dedicate more than half of its exhibit space to slavery and race relations in America following complaints from African-American activists, reports the Philadelphia Enquirer. The plans for Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia were modified last year when activists heard that no mention was going to be made of the slaves owned by George Washington when he lived and worked there. In breathlessly laudatory tones normally reserved for opinion...
  • American Democracy and National Amnesia

    10/10/2002 8:19:58 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 199+ views
    Popolitics ^ | October 2002 | Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.
    “From the time it was passed in 1870 until 1965, no president, no Congress, and no Supreme Court did anything serious to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment …” -- Howard Zinn “I’m gonna sing this verse, I ain’t gonna sing no more / Please get together, Break-up this old Jim Crow.” -- Lead Belly, “Jim Crow Blues”Certain myths remain popular in spite of reality. Americans, for example, rely on a few admired figures and television images to help them understand the impetus behind the civil rights movement, even though the bus boycotts, voting drives and the March on Washington were just...