Bolivian president Evo Morales, reported the Guardian, presented Pope Francis with an unusual gift during his trip to Bolivia — “a sculpted wooden hammer and sickle — the symbol of communism — with a figure of a crucified Christ on the hammer.”
Ever since Donald Trump rose to front-runner status in the 2016 GOP presidential field, we’ve heard dismissive talk about how he’s not a “serious” candidate. But what is a “serious candidate,” anyway?
The reaction to the Oregon school shooting stands in stark contrast to the reaction to the US military’s bombing of an Afghanistan hospital run by the international humanitarian (and Nobel Peace Prize winning) group Doctors Without Borders.
A close examination of what is known about the TPP reveals that it is far more than a mere trade pact. Instead, it should be viewed as the beginning of a process similar to the one employed to create the European Union.
It’s not a stretch to say that what ex-president Jimmy Carter did for Iran, Barack Obama is doing for the whole Middle East and beyond.
Why would the United States want to deport refugees from the Middle East who managed to make it to this country? That is what is happening to a group of 20 people who fled the Islamic State in Iraq and made it to the United States. But these people weren’t Muslims; they are Christians.
One of the secrets of successful magicians on stage is directing the audience's attention to something that is attractive or distracting, but irrelevant to what is actually being done. That is also the secret of successful political charlatans.