By: Korey Boehm Over the course of the last two weeks, new details have gradually emerged regarding the nature of the Boston Marathon bombings. As law enforcement officials have continued to investigate, an increasing amount of inaccuracies and exaggerations in the initial reports by the media have been revealed and contradicted. With more of the facts now finally at hand, [...]
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By: Darrian Stacy “We must all do our part to make sure our God-given rights are protected here at home. That includes our most fundamental right as citizens: the right to vote. When any American—no matter where they live or what their party—are denied that right because they can’t afford to wait for five, six, seven hours just to cast [...]
By: Virginia McNally The government of Zimbabwe has been driving on spare tires and an empty tank since 2009. After a violent and fraudulent 2008 presidential election, the Global Political Agreement (GPA) was put in place not only to prevent a complete breakdown, but also to elevate the country to a better state by 2013. The drivers of the government, [...]
By: Park MacDougald “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” – Benjamin Franklin “Every nation has the government it deserves.” – Joseph de Maistre Over the last week, a firestorm erupted over comments made by Republican Senate nominee Todd Akin, who suggested that in cases of “legitimate [...]
By: Virginia McNally Students of Egyptian history are aware of the ancient “intermediate periods” –times of upset, conflict, or a break from the usual pattern of Pharaoh rule. Twice in ancient Egyptian history, intermediate periods rocked society and caused general instability for all Egyptians. The first intermediate period was caused partially by the end of the long rule of Pepi [...]
By: Megan White On Jan. 20, 2005, former U.S. President George W. Bush opened his second term with a lofty declaration: “It is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.” With these words, Bush boiled [...]