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"God, Guns, and Greed" shows the passion and commitment Dominionists have to taking overAmerica– and the world.
  While scientists remain puzzled as to the cause of  the dramatic decline in honeybee populations in North America and elsewhere, some are speculating the cause may very much be human related; however, not technological, but  philosophical. It appears that...
As my exams draw closer and closer, I find myself staring closer and closer at the contents of the various textbooks that lay strewn around my room. One of these textbooks is a particularly hefty anthology of poets and...
I'm a big James Bradley fan.  The author of Flags of our Fathers and Flyboys hooked me with the first book, a loving examination of his father's role as one of the participants in flag-raising at Iwo Jima that we are...
I could not believe how many pick-up trucks in the school parking lot were sporting a Johnny Reb bumper tag that read, “Hell, no! We Ain’t Fergettin.’” It was here, in 1960’s Mississippi, that I learned the Civil War was not quite over.
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