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Are We Too Polite to Tell Our Children the Truth?

It’s not a secret. The roots of Memorial Day lie twisted with America’s toughest problems of race and region. But my hunch is that very few Memorial Day speeches mentioned such things. 843 more words

Evolution/Creation

Memorials and trigger warnings

Today (Monday, 25 May 2015), the United States celebrates Memorial Day, to honor the fallen of all American wars. The tradition itself dates back to about three years after the end of the American Civil War with the rise of Decoration Days, where the graves of dead soldiers would be adorned with flowers to commemorate and honor the lives lost. 484 more words

Thoughts

On Fuel

Last night as I lay in the dark, phone battery dying, laptop dead, iPad dead, food rotting in my fridge, I couldn’t stop thinking about the ridiculousness of Nigeria’s current predicament. 506 more words

Lagos

Trigger . . . a Celebration

Do universities these days coddle their students? Do progressive dreams of inclusive campuses result in hothouse indignation? That’s the charge from pundits as students complain of hostile classrooms. 745 more words

Higher (Power) Education

World War G Wins a Battle

Ireland

Democracy doing what it does “best.”

Of course, it wasn’t going to turn out any differently, because all the major political parties, most of the big business establishment and many Irish celebrities endorsed it.  25 more words

Culture Wars

What Does Blumenthal Know About Obama?

What Does Blumenthal Know About Obama?.

“Let us erect a standard to which the wise and honest may repair.” –  George Washington

The answers to this question lead to a larger question whether Hillary’s possession of damaging information led to the Obama White House allowing her wide latitude in setting up her own little hive in the State Department, where she reigned uncontrolled, as the queen bee? 97 more words

Politics

At this point, what difference does another $26.4 million matter anyway?

The Washington Post reports that another  $26.4 million in undisclosed donations to the Clinton Foundation has been uncovered.  The donations from universities, major corporations, foreign sources will be brushed aside as just a bookkeeping error, as this paragraph explains: 109 more words

Politics