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Tennessee’s Troubling Move to Name the Bible as the State’s Official Book

Tennessee Establishment Clause of U.S. Constitution

Tennessee trying to name The Bible as the state's official book is the latest attempt to insert religion into government and challenge the U.S. Constitution's Establishment Clause. Read More »

Black Lives Matter: A Proposed Amnesty Program for Dirty Cops

Cops in need of retraining

As a good faith gesture of conciliation to the black community, police departments around the nation should create South African style reconciliation commissions and grant amnesty to members of their departments who confess to wrongdoing that has resulted in the death or conviction of an innocent black man. Read More »

Taxpayer Beware: ‘Tis the Season for Scam IRS Phone Calls

tax scam

Be wary of phone calls from the U.S. Treasury Department or IRS threatening legal action. It's likely someone's trying to scam you. Big time. Read More »

Overcoming Our Personal Egypt(s) on Passover

Passover pesach

Even here in the 21st Century, we all have our own Egypts--our own "narrows" from which to be redeemed, just as the Israelites were millennia ago. Read More »

Mars-One: Would You Sign-On For A One-Way Trip to Mars?

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Dying is going to happen whether you are here or on Mars. I don’t see myself as dying on Mars; I see myself as living on Mars. Read More »

Joan Baez Honored by Library of Congress and Amnesty International

Joan Baez

The human rights organization will honor the folk singer along with Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei at a ceremony in Berlin in May. Read More »

Political Correctness: Western Civilization’s Bizarre, Postmodern Affliction

rotherham scandal

Political correctness has so warped the minds of otherwise rational people in positions of authority in a highly advanced Western country that they allowed the unspeakable abuse of young girls to continue rather than risk even the possibility of being accused, however wrongly, of racism. Read More »

Are We Any Closer to Ending World Hunger, 15 Years After UN’s Millennium Development Goals?

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Although the UN vowed in 2000 to take on this challenge, lofty goals established more than a decade ago have not yet been met, and nonprofit organizations continue to struggle to meet demand. Read More »

Interview: Grace Mineta, the Texan in Tokyo (‘My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy’)

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The Texan behind the popular 'Texan in Tokyo' blog and author of 'My Japanse Husband Thinks I'm Crazy' talks about how she got started, and the costs of 'making it big.' Read More »

Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Giveaway: ‘Owsley and Me: My LSD Family’ Memoir by Rhoney Gissen Stanley

Owsley and Me My LSD Family book cover

Stanley's memoir chronicles her life working in the Acid King's lab, and as the third angle in a love triangle, and later under the care of the Grateful Dead. Read More »