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Syrian Refugee Crisis: Church Communities Provide Resettlement Programs

 

Since March 2011, Syria’s political climate quickly escalated after peaceful, anti-government protests were met by the government’s violent crackdown. Soon, several armed opposition groups, divided between secular and religious fighters and ethnic groups, began fighting back. Six years later, the Syrian Civil War still rages. More than 11 million people have been killed or forced to […]

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Life Goes on in Manchester

 

A month ago, terror struck an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. As concert goers were leaving the arena,  a 22-year-old Manchester-born Islamic Extremist detonated a nail bomb, killing 22 and injuring over 100. Chaos filled the scene in the following hours, as families struggled to reunite with their young children attending the pop concert. Large […]

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It’s The Wolf of Wall Street’s Birthday — What Do You Give Him?

 

If today F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway had their famous exchange about the rich, it probably would go like this: Fitzgerald: The rich are different. Hemingway: Yes. They get better swag. Two rarely linked sources, the Hollywood Reporter and ArtNews, tapped into this modern phenomenon with recent stories about the 2013 Martin Scorsese film, The […]

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Lions, Tigers, and Election-Tampering Bears

 

Let’s face it. The only “evidence” the Democrats can “produce” demonstrating Russian influence in the election is the inconvenient and inconceivable fact that “The Donald” is President. Period. In the febrile dreamscape that is their reality, it’s ipso facto that the Trump win must be null and void for some reason. It is simply unacceptable […]

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Terror in the Sky: ISIS Uses Drones in Their Failing Defense of Raqqa

 

When someone thinks of drones in relation to the War on Terror, they often think of an American Predator drone shooting a Hellfire missile through a window towards a high value terror leaders. In Raqqa, ISIS fighters are also utilizing drone technology, though far more rudimentary than a four-million-dollar Predator Drone. As ISIS forces are […]

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London A-blaze!

 

Around 12:54 am BST a 24 story high apartment complex in West London near Notting Hill, was engulfed in flames after a fire broke out on the second floor by an unknown cause; sources suggest all 24 floors were affected. The complex is said to house over 120 apartments and up to 600 residents. Shortly […]

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Scotland’s Clear Message on Independence: We Don’t Want It

 

In Thursday’s 2017 British general election, we saw shifts of opinion and change of mood within the United Kingdom: Theresa May and Scottish Independence are both on their way out. While the conservatives may have lost their majority in parliament, after May’s failed gamble, they have secured the preservation of the union that makes the […]

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Puerto Rico Votes for Statehood (Sort of)

 

On June 11th, the Puerto Rican people voted in a non-binding referendum, about whether to remain a US territory, to become independent, or to request statehood. 97% of voters indicated their preference for statehood. This is not the first time that Puerto Rico voted for statehood, having voted in favor in 2012 in a referendum widely […]

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China and the Paris Agreement Charade

 

When President George W. Bush pulled the United States from the Kyoto Protocol in 2001, other countries saw it as an opportunity to lessen their commitment. Last Thursday, President Trump made a public announcement that the United States would be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement due to financial and economic burdens that the Agreement imposes […]

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Prosecute Comey?

 

One of the questions that emerges from Thursday’s extraordinary Senate hearings was whether James Comey breached any legal or moral duties in leaking his story to the press, as he did through Daniel Richman, his friend at Columbia Law School. One of those moral lapses might have involved revealing Richman’s identity, as Comey did in […]

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