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All Black Lives Matter … Even Tiny Ones

In the previous post we showed that, measured by actual practice, many who say “black lives matter” really believe that only some black lives matter. That’s the reasonable conclusion from the deafening silence about so much black-on-black violence. In addition to the horrendous black-on-black violence and homicides, there is another place where

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All Black Lives Matter

Photo by Fibonacci Blue from Minnesota “Black lives matter, but some black lives matter more than others” (with apologies to George Orwell). At least that’s what one gathers from the movement. It began only after several controversial (and lamentable) police shootings. In the words of one of the founders, Alicia Garza: “#BlackLivesMatter

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Why You Don’t Define Your Own Reality

By UpstateNYer – Own work   So much of today’s news seems unreal. Middle Eastern Muslim mobs molesting and raping German women in front of the Cologne cathedral, for example. It presents a troubling tale of two religions: a powerless Christian orthodoxy in the grip of a merciless Islamic fist.

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Black Lives Matter: The Story of Fannie Lou Hamer

By Fibonacci Blue from Minnesota, USA Answer: Black Lives Matter. Question: What popular ethnic slogan would have struck most ears as redundant until a few months ago? As a PR strategy, the phrase “Black Lives Matter” has been wildly successful. Coined in 2013 after the Treyvon Martin shooting, it has since

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A House Divided

As the 2016 presidential elections are finally underway we are seeing a house divided. For months, the news has been focusing on the state of Iowa, where the 2016 caucuses (the first voting) have just finished. In a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, Chris Megerian and Mark Z. Barabak

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All Education Is Religious Education

Downtown Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia. Photo by henristosch, CC BY-SA 2.0 de, Wikipedia. A week before Christmas, the public schools of Augusta County were closed for a day because of possible “risk of harm to school officials” amid an angry backlash of parents over an assignment given to students at Riverheads

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Donald Trump vs. Cologne Deniers: The Price of Political Correctness

Photo by Michael Vadon There’s a link between Donald Trump and the New Year’s Eve Cologne attacks. The New Year began in ugly fashion at the train station in Cologne, Germany. At least 100 German women were groped and raped. Der Spiegel wrote about “… drunk young men from North

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Egypt: Where the President Apologizes for Muslim Abuse

In Egypt the man of peace is sowing peace again. On Thursday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi repeated last year’s visit to an Orthodox Christmas Mass. He showed up, unannounced, in Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral where Egyptian Pope Tawadros II was celebrating Christmas Eve Mass. Al-Sisi has a pattern of such

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The Rise of a Muslim Reformation

Muslim terrorism has triggered an insider movement toward Muslim reformation. One of the most troubling facts about Islamic terrorism today is the sheer growth in the numbers of people willing to pursue violent jihad. David and Nancy French wrote about this recently. They pointed out that, given “Boko Haram, the Al-Nusra

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Intellectual Hospitality: Growth Spaces Instead Of Safe Spaces

Today many university students put subjectivity over objectivity, feelings over the pursuit of truth. We have written on this phenomenon in the post “Safe Spaces”: Converting Students to Jihadis on University Campuses. Maybe instead of simply critiquing this trend, we should provide an alternative. How about “growth spaces” of intellectual

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