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  • Jamaican Reggae singer Bob Marley performs on stage during a concert in Bourget, Paris, on July 3, 1980. (AP Photo/Str)

    Notes from History: Bob Marley Wasn’t a Fan of Communist Governments

    Some people don’t like reggae music, and some people don’t like Bob Marley’s music. Despite that, his character as a non-violent peace activist is often... Read more

  • President Donald Trump prepares to sign a confirmation for Defense Secretary James Mattis in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20, 2017. (Kevin Dietsch - Pool/Getty Images)

    Legacy Media Outlets Are Cashing In on Trump

    Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, needs to send President Donald Trump a “thank you” card or a box of chocolates. Maybe he already has... Read more

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    Protecting America Demands Cutting Edge Security Measures

    The world has changed and these are challenging times for police, private security, and citizens. We must rise to the occasion with an unwavering dedication... Read more

  • Joseph Stalin and daughter Svetlana (Public Domain)

    A Cursed Legacy: The Sad Lives of Stalin’s Children

    Fifty years ago, March 6 marked a major repudiation against the Soviet Union and its former leader, Joseph Stalin. Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, defected to the... Read more

  • A Humpback whale swims at the surface of the Pacific Ocean at the Uramba Bahia Malaga natural park in Colombia, on Sept. 20, 2015. (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Soviet Union Killed Tens of Thousands of Whales for Virtually No Reason

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution, which created the first communist state—so it’s time to think of the whales. In just... Read more

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose with President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania at the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    After a Few Weeks, Comparing Media Coverage of Trump and Obama

    Coverage of President Donald Trump’s nascent administration was unabashedly negative, a new study can reveal. When compared with a study eight years ago during Barack... Read more

  • Cabinets filled with human skulls, disinterred from the grounds of the Tuol Sleng prison (Public Domain); Right - Vann Nath (Vannnath.com)

    Artist Was Forced to Eat Bugs to Survive Under Pol Pot’s Communist Regime

    A survivor of the notorious communist Khmer Rouge torture camp revealed that he and other inmates were forced to eat insects to stave off starvation—adding... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Clive, Iowa. A war of words over Donald Trump’s “deplorables” is intensifying as Republicans and Democrats fight to score political points over Hillary Clinton’s charge that millions of the New York billionaire’s supporters are racist, sexist and homophobic. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Trump Isn’t the First President to Go to War With the Press

    It’s no secret that President Donald Trump’s adversarial relationship with the news media has them up in arms, especially after the omission of several outlets... Read more

  • Rabbi Joshua Bolton of the University of Pennsylvania's Hillel center surveys damaged headstones at Mount Carmel Cemetery on in Philadelphia on Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

    Vanquishing Intolerance, Bigotry, Discrimination After Hatred Is Unleashed

    The recent desecration of a Philadelphia Jewish Cemetery follows a disturbing trend of contemptuous acts of intolerance on American soil. These acts of hatred, prejudice,... Read more

  • A photo taken during Ukraine's Holodomor (Public Domain)

    99-Year-Old Man Recalls Horrors of Communist Man-Made Famine

    A 99-year-old man recounted his experience of one of the greatest crimes—one unbeknownst to many—committed in Ukraine right before World War II. Millions of people... Read more

  • U.S. President Donald Trump waves to supporters as he walks the parade route with first lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump after being sworn in at the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20, 2017. (Evan Vucci - Pool/Getty Images)

    Civility: Where Did It Go?

    Consider how President Trump, his family, and his administration are often treated: President Trump is insane; following psychiatric examination, he should be removed from office... Read more

  • Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway takes a picture of U.S. President Donald Trump with members of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Oval Office of the White House, on February 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

    Kellyanne Conway’s Couch Photo Controversy Is a Non-Issue

    In the race to garner more clicks, Facebook shares, and retweets, how low can the legacy media go? Just about foot-level, apparently. On Monday, President... Read more

  • Rebels in St. Petersburg firing on Imperial Russian police in the first days of the February Revolution. (Public Domain)

    Russia’s February Revolution: Road to a 100-Year Tragedy

    A hundred years ago, World War I was in its final, brutal years. Millions of men had died in the unprecedented slaughter made possible by... Read more

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    Chinese Communist Party Invented Cruel, Disturbing Torture Methods During World War II

    From its inception, the Chinese Communist Party concocted cruel and inhumane forms of torture, particularly during World War II. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, which... Read more

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    The Man Who Executed 7,000 Polish Prisoners in a Single Month

    In 1939, armies of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union invaded Poland, beginning World War II. As Hitler furthered his genocidal plans to create “living... Read more

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    The News Is Making You Stressed. It’s Time to Take a Step Back.

    Like so many others, it seems, I can’t stand the news now. After working as a reporter for eight-odd years, it’s become unbearable to even... Read more

  • The sign over the west entrance of the New York Times building at 620 Eighth Ave.  in New York on April 28, 2016. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

    New York Times Romanticizes Ideology That Murdered 100 Million Innocent People

    It has been nearly 100 years since the February Revolution in Russia, which was used by Vladimir Lenin’s Bolsheviks to launch a coup in 1917,... Read more

  • Former soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, circa 1937. (wikimedia commons)

    What Stalin’s Last Days Reveal About His Character

    In a parting shot before his death in 1953, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin had several doctors arrested by state police and charged them with attempted... Read more

  • Japanese-American World War II soldier George Yamada places flowers on the "Go for Broke Monument", in downtown Los Angeles, on June 5, 1999. (LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    America’s Shadow of Internment: Executive Order 9066

    Every year, on Feb. 19, the Japanese American community honors Remembrance Day. It is a solemn day to reflect, resolve, and renew lessons from Executive... Read more

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference announcing Alexander Acosta as the new Labor Secretary nominee in the East Room at the White House in Washington on Feb. 16, 2017. The announcement comes a day after Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Can the Polls on Trump Be Trusted?

    If polls and legacy media outlets are to be believed, President Donald Trump’s approval rating has cratered—as compared with previous presidents in their first respective weeks... Read more

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