Category: Politics

A Colombian anti-drugs police officer arranges packages of cocaine to be shown to the press on May 29, 2013, in Cali, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Anti-narcotics unit of the National Police seized 1,4 tons of cocaine during an operation called "Republic 41". Authorities said the drug would be sent to Guatemala and belonged to the criminal gang "Los Rastrojos". AFP PHOTO/Luis ROBAYO (Photo credit should read LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

The Case for Just War on Narcoterrorism

The constant infiltration of illicit drugs from south of the border and the devastation it has wrought on American cities and sizable portions of the population do not seem to have been enough for the U.S. to move against the drug cartels. However, the shocking, brutal massacre by cartel thugs some days ago of the group of American Mormons—all of […]

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The Radio Africa Facebook page, which masqueraded as a news page in Sudan, was part of a Russian-backed influence network in central and northern Africa. (Credit...Stanford Internet Observatory).

Russia Tests New Disinformation Tactics in Africa to Expand Influence

Facebook said it removed three Russian-backed influence networks aimed at African countries. The activity by the networks suggested Russia’s approach was evolving. Russia has been testing new disinformation tactics in an enormous Facebook campaign in parts of Africa, as part of an evolution of its manipulation techniques ahead of the 2020 American presidential election. Facebook said on Wednesday that it […]

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Botswana’s Chief Justice announced on Friday that the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has won the general election (Image Reuters).

Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) Wins General Election

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has won the general election after securing 29 national assembly seats, representing 51 percent of the vote, the chief justice announced on Friday. Botswana voted on Wednesday to elect 57 national assembly and 490 local government representatives, with the candidate of the winning party set to become president. “Although vote counting is still ongoing, […]

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People rally at Brooklyn Borough Hall as Yemeni bodega and grocery-stores shut down to protest US President Donald Trump's Executive Order banning immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Yemen, on February 2, 2017 in New York. (Bryan R. Smith - AFP/Getty Images).

The Islamicization of Public Education Continues Apace

On October 15, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition presented by the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) to hear Wood v. Arnold, a case brought by Caleigh Wood, a Christian student in the 11th grade at La Plata High School in Maryland. Wood refused to take part in a school exercise she felt would deny her faith “by making […]

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Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters in action in the village of Yabisa, near the Turkish-Syrian border, on Sunday (image, Reuters)

Does war in Syria have anything to do with the end times?

As civil war rages in Syria and other nations ponder potential involvement, some Bible teachers believe we can see biblical end-times prophecy unfolding right before our eyes. The Middle East is a religious-political powder keg and has been for years, but the Syrian Crisis seems to be making the situation that much more explosive. Because of Syria’s proximity to Israel, […]

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Educating future leaders in Nigeria ( Image Africa Research Institute).

Who Will Take Over in Nigeria?

Geopolitics is the study of the effects of geography on politics and human relations; mainly the relationships between nations. To most people, the word “nation” refers to countries, but the study of geopolitics may also focus on relations between sub-national geopolitical entities, such as our geopolitical zones, or even our ethnic groups. For example, geopolitics could refer to how the […]

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great Briitain leaves European Union metaphor.

Timeline: Key dates for Britain’s Brexit

LONDON (AP) A timeline of key events in how Brexit unfolded and what happens next as the clock ticks on Britain’s departure: May 7, 2015 – British voters elect a majority Conservative government. Then-Prime Minister David Cameron confirms in his victory speech that there will be an “in/out” referendum on Britain’s EU membership. Feb. 20, 2016 – Cameron confirms that […]

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A Primer on Politics and Prudence

A Primer on Politics and Prudence

The political scene is drawing toward the center of our national consciousness (if it ever left) as Democratic presidential debates take place and the 2020 election nears. As this process happens, faithful Catholics need sound ways to think about candidates, policies, and the landscape in general. Josef Pieper, a great twentieth-century philosopher, provides a broad but excellent definition of politics: […]

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What Makes America Great?

What Makes America Great?

The current occupant of the Oval Office got there on the promise to “Make America Great Again.” And while Lady Liberty lost some of her luster from the rearguard position of the last Administration, her greatness endures and is the reason America has an immigration problem—scratch that, crisis. Foundations Five decades after America gained independence, the French author Alexis de […]

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Chilean President Sebastian Pinera visits at the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, June 25, 2019. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90).

Chilean President Apologizes to Rivlin for Temple Mount Visit

Israel had agreed that Piñera could go up to the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif – but presumed he would do so, as is customary, together with Wakf officials (Times of Isreal). Chilean President Sebastian Pinera apologizes to President Reuven Rivlin for visiting the Temple Mount with Palestinian officials on Tuesday, drawing Israeli ire, Rivlin’s office says. […]

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