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  • The FBI seal outside the headquarters building in Washington on July 5, 2016. (YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Drain the Swamp: Championing America’s Ethical Renaissance

    The term drain the swamp is originally associated with a method of destroying disease-carrying mosquitoes. Yet, drain the swamp also has a figurative meaning of... Read more

  • President Donald Trump (L) speaks beside Secretary of Defense James Mattis (R) during a meeting with members of his cabinet in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington on March 13, 2017. This was the first official meeting of Trump's cabinet. (Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

    Trump’s Budget Seeks to Slash Public Broadcasting

    For decades, Republicans have attempted to cut federal funding for NPR and PBS, or have tried to defund them entirely, with little success. But in... Read more

  • This painting by Henri Felix Emmanuel Philippoteaux (1815–1884) depicts Lamartine, a reformist, before the Hôtel de Ville in Paris, rejecting the Red Flag on Feb. 25, 1848. The red flag represents terror, blood, and a "party's republic," Lamartine told the crowd. (Public Domain)

    Of ‘-isms,’ Institutions, and Radicals

    For many centuries, classical Western art was transmitted from generation to generation. Masters passed down their skills to disciples, who eventually became masters themselves, and... Read more

  • ‘People’s Courts’ were held in which peasants were encouraged to accuse the landlords; sometimes, this resulted in immediate executions (Public Domain)

    How Mao Radicalized Peasants to Kill Landlords

    The word for today is “classicide,” which means “extermination of a class” rather than ethnicity, race, or religion. The term is aptly applied to an... Read more

  • President Donald Trump walks to a waiting Marine One helicopter while departing the White House in Washington on March 15, 2017. Trump is scheduled to travel to Michigan and Tennessee today. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Rachael Maddow’s Trump ‘Tax Returns’ Story May Be the Biggest Clickbait of the Year

    In the age of Facebook, the pejorative term “clickbait” gets thrown around a lot—more so with political journalism. MSNBC’s Rachael Maddow may have won the... Read more

  • Banqiao Dam, China. (public domain)

    Mao Zedong-Era Dam Collapse, Worst in History, Was Covered Up For Years

    The worst dam disaster in history occurred during the end of Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong’s decades-long reign, and according to some accounts, was at... Read more

  • A young man from Yemen is handcuffed by an RCMP officer after crossing the border into Canada near Hemmingford, Que., on Feb. 17, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

    Refugees Find Canada’s Southern Border

    First it was a joke. With every U.S. election, a variety of Democrat dim bulbs in the Hollywood constellation have declared if their favored candidate... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau greet Syrian refugees Ahmad Al Krad, his wife Doaa Al Mahmed and their children at the Immigration Services Society in Vancouver on Sept 25, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

    Does Canada Have an Illegals Problem?

    With refugees worldwide today exceeding 50 million people, Canadians take pride in our programs, including one which has brought 40,000 Syrian refugees to our country... Read more

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington on March 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Trump’s Firing of 46 U.S. Attorneys Isn’t Unprecedented

    Over the weekend, the sky was again falling among mainstream media journalists and the pundit class after President Donald Trump’s administration ordered resignations of 46... Read more

  • President Donald Trump speaks while hosting a breakfast with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington,  Jan. 23, 2017. At left is Wendell P. Weeks, Chief Executive Officer of Corning, at right is Alex Gorsky Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    What the Media Doesn’t ‘Get’ About Trump Supporters

    No president in modern history has been subjected to the type of media scrutiny that Donald Trump experienced during the first weeks of his administration... Read more

  • 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

  • (BravoKiloVideo/Shutterstock)

    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

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