Category: Politics

Protests Continue Despite Curfews Across The Country

Barack Obama says protests across the country aren’t like the 1968 riots, which some think helped elect Nixon

KEY POINTS Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday he doesn’t think the protests erupting across the country are like those the U.S. faced in 1968. Many have drawn comparison to the two years, which saw economic challenges and racial strife. Richard Nixon was elected president in 1968, by campaigning on “law and order” in the wake of those riots. Former […]

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Women hold signs during a protest against recently passed abortion ban bills at the Georgia State Capitol building, in Atlanta, May 21, 2019 (Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

COVID-19 and the First Amendment

Edmund Burke once said, “People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.” By the grace of God, as a society we have not reached that level of despair amid […]

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The ‘Blob’ Strikes Back

The ‘Blob’ Strikes Back

A recent defense of the foreign policy establishment is no more successful than the policies its authors supported. If America’s adversaries were made of strawmen, the defenders of the foreign policy “Blob” would have a foolproof strategy for defeating them. Unfortunately, a recent defense of the U.S. foreign policy establishment’s record is no more successful than the policies that its […]

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Buhari’s first Coronavirus (COVID-19) address

Buhari’s first Coronavirus (COVID-19) address

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has given his first coronavirus address to the nation touching on a myriad of issues from containment efforts, social and economic intervention and the way forward. A major takeaway was the imposition of a lockdown on two impacted states, Lagos and Osun and also in the Federal Capital territory, FCT. The relevant part of his address […]

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Democratic presidential candidates shake hands after the 10th primary debate. (Image Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Saving the Democrats—From Themselves

The self-destruction of the Democratic Party is being accomplished so quickly and thoroughly that even Democrats are noticing it. Certainly, the increasing internecine bitterness of Democratic debates is evidence that something is deeply wrong. The problem isn’t just that socialism is growing like mold on the planks of the party platform. There’s an even deeper, longer-term rotting underneath that needs […]

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These Black Scholars and Leaders Rebuke 1619 Project’s Narrative of Victimhood

These Black Scholars and Leaders Rebuke 1619 Project’s Narrative of Victimhood

An initiative featuring the writings of black Americans will counter and rebut a New York Times Magazine project that “reframes” all of  U.S. history around slavery and racism. The Woodson Center last week announced sponsorship of “1776,” a collection of essays and other material mostly written by black scholars and community and business leaders, among other backgrounds. Their goal is […]

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South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa, greets the media prior to the BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil on November 14, 2019 (Image by Pavel Golovkin/Reuters)

South Africa Takes Over Rotating Chair of African Union

Resolving conflicts, tackling gender equality, climate change and boosting commerce are high on 2020 agenda. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday took over the rotating African Union (AU) chair at the opening of the 33rd AU summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. The 33rd AU summit is being held […]

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Members of the Little Sisters of the Poor pray during Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana April 9, 2016. (Credit: CNS photo/Peter Ringenberg, Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture).

The Little Sisters of the Poor Are Headed to the Supreme Court Again

There is nothing quite so depressing as politicians jerking nuns around. The Little Sisters of the Poor are returning to the U.S. Supreme Court for a third time. They’ve already twice defended their right not to comply with the Obamacare requirement that employers provide free contraceptive coverage in their health insurance. The Little Sisters are a Roman Catholic charitable order that […]

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Buhari intervenes in Kano governor - Emir feud (image, Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban)

Buhari: We Cannot Allow Terrorists to Divide Good Christians and Good Muslims

President of Nigeria eulogizes Brethren leader executed by Boko Haram, and criticizes terrorist efforts to divide Christians and Muslims in Africa’s most populous state. Nigerians everywhere, those of belief and those of none, are mourning the death of pastor Lawan Andimi, taken from us by Boko Haram for his refusal to denounce his Christian faith. I did not know Pastor […]

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What are some ways in which the United States of America is socialist?

What are some ways in which the United States of America is socialist?

All depends on how you define socialism. There are several versions and the right wing has co-oped the term for anything they don’t like about the left wing. In the broadest (and least precise) sense socialism is anything that involves the Federal Government paying for, subsidizing, or otherwise having a managerial role in programs that are supposed to benefit the […]

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