Was such a horrendous act that could galvanize The West against Russia inevitable? Was it only a matter of time until a brutal, militaristic dictatorship such as Russia would go too far to get what it wants that it shocks the rest of the world into turning against it in unity?
When I was a junior in high school, in the middle of Richard Nixon's first term, I took a course in civics. Back then, this was required of all high school students, usually taken in their junior or senior...
 The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we inhabit are not only critical elements in the quality of life we enjoy - they are a reflection of the majesty of our Creator. Rick Perry Where to begin...

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Ashura 1388 - December 27, 2009, begins over 1,300 years ago. During the three year reign of Yazid I (680-683 CE) of the Ummayad Caliphate, one man refused to swear allegiance to the caliph, he was Hossein, son of...
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Hello, planeteers! Although I haven't posted here in a while due to an overflow of work, I've been lurking from time to time and am glad to see that the quality of commentary here has not declined in the...
Tomorrow begins a four part series on the background and agenda of two of the most economically and politically powerful men in today's America, the Koch brothers.
Robert Gates has served 9 different Presidents over the last 45 years.  Join us as we look back on that service and look forward on the challenges that face our nation.   Dr. Gates, thanks so much for joining me this...
When I went to find my sister's grave, I didn't expect tot get a lesson in my family's dysfunction.
One of the most profound experiences of my life was the fall of the Berlin Wall. I was nine years old but could feel the change. I won't talk about the fall of the Berlin Wall (certainly not Hasselhoff), but to say the DDR was crumbling from within, and it was not Reagan.

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