The remonstrations of history are rarely heeded in moments of mass hysteria, and the current frenzy to punish Russia for “stealing” the election from Hillary Clinton is no different. While it’s nice to see the Party of Alger Hiss finally take America’s side in a conflict with Russia, their new bellicosity seems a bit cynical. As Ann Coulter mused, it would have been nice to have “this fighting spirit about 50 years ago when the Soviet Union sought total world domination and Stalin’s spies were crawling through the U.S. government.” But, hey, I’m old enough to remember when Democrats believed the greatest threat to world peace was “climate change.” At least now they’re no longer tilting at windmills!But before these new Cold Warriors and their neocon fellow travelers lead us into a crusade based on an FBI report about a computer server the bureau never got to inspect, perhaps we should consider the track record of U.S. … [Read more...] about Mansour: If You Think U.S. Intelligence Is Never Wrong, I Have Some Yellowcake for You
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Quotes on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court: "There is no one in America more qualified for this position and no one more deserving." — President Donald Trump. __ "I believe that an independent judiciary is the crown jewel of our constitutional republic. If confirmed by the Senate, I will keep an open mind in every case and I will always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law." — Kavanaugh. __ "Brett is a brilliant jurist who has faithfully applied the Constitution and laws throughout his 12 years on the D.C. Circuit. He is a fine husband, father, and friend — and a man of the highest integrity." — Former President George W. Bush wrote in a statement. __ "Judge Kavanaugh has sterling academic credentials. He is widely admired for his intellect, experience, and exemplary judicial temperament. ... And his judicial record demonstrates a firm understanding of the role of a judge in our Republic: Setting … [Read more...] about Quotes on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court
By Letters To The Editor | PUBLISHED: June 21, 2018 at 8:21 am | UPDATED: June 21, 2018 at 8:23 am Sessions quotes the Bible to argue for cruel policy? I am outraged by the stories of immigrant families being ripped apart by inhumane policies of the current administration. These actions are cruel, anti-family and go against everything I believe this country should represent. The attorney general offers the argument that these immigrants have not properly submitted to the authorities, as directed in Romans 13, and must therefore suffer the consequences. (“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes,” he said during a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Ind.) I am astounded that a biblical argument is being introduced by a government official to support policy in a nation bound by the principle of separation of church and state. … [Read more...] about Letter: Jeff Sessions quotes the Bible to argue for cruel policy?
The Most Rev. Michael Curry began his sermon during the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle by quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words.“We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will make of this old world a new world. Love is the only way,” Curry recited.But Curry himself had some quotable moments as he sent a thoughtfully-worded message to those watching around the world.As he made reference to slavery, first loves and young loves, sacrifice, redemption, invention, innovation, the Industrial Revolution and social media, he captivated the worldwide audience. He seamlessly blended lessons of the Bible with the challenges the world faces today, integrating the two to deliver a message unlike anything ever heard before at a royal wedding.Here, we look at some of the messages he shared by quoting his sermon: “There’s power, power in love. If you don’t believe me, think about a time when you first … [Read more...] about Royal wedding: 10 quotes from the Most Rev. Michael Curry’s powerful sermon
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup World By Suman Varandani @suman09 05/03/18 AT 8:16 AM World Press Freedom Day is marked on May 3 to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom and free speech. The day was proclaimed by the U.N. General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO's General Conference."On World Press Freedom Day 2018, I call on governments to strengthen press freedom, and to protect journalists. Promoting a free press is standing up for our right to truth," António Guterres, U.N. secretary-general said.This year's theme is "Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law." The celebration "highlights the importance of an enabling legal environment for press freedom, and gives special attention to the role of an independent judiciary in ensuring legal guarantees for press freedom and the prosecution of crimes against journalists," according to … [Read more...] about World Press Freedom Day 2018: 10 Quotes To Celebrate Free Speech