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For Evangelicals, Jerusalem Is About Prophecy

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
For Evangelicals, Jerusalem Is About Prophecy

Jerusalem is linked in prophecy in the Bible and some evangelicals may see the recent move to have Jerusalem as capital in Israel as more than a political one.

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Sanders Rips Bolton and Other Washington Hawks Who Push ‘War and Militarism’ as ‘Answer to Everything’

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Government, Military, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Sanders Rips Bolton and Other Washington Hawks Who Push ‘War and Militarism’ as ‘Answer to Everything’

“This is a man who was a key adviser to President Bush, George W. Bush, in urging him to…invade Iraq because supposedly Iraq had weapons of mass destruction,” Sanders said of Bolton, who Trump selected to be his top foreign policy adviser in March. “As I think most Americans now know, that effort in Iraq was the worst foreign policy disaster in the modern history of this country.” (Plus, the death and devastation it caused in Iraq).

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The Truth About Capitalism

The Truth About Capitalism

In the years leading up to the economic crisis in 2008, banks increased the funding for the riskiest loans (called subprime loans), from $30 billion a year to over $600 billion a year, rigged even higher interest rates on those loans, and then, while the bankers were making billions of dollars of profits off the borrowers’ high interest repayments, they made further profits betting against their customers ever being able to pay back the loans they had just been given. The FBI warned the government about this in reports as early as 2006, the IMF’s chief economist, Raghurum Rajan, presented a paper to the men in charge of all the world’s major banks, including the Federal Reserve, warning of the potential collapse of the system due to dangerous incentives, and journalist Allan Sloan published articles in Fortune magazine and The Washington Post in 2007 – nothing was done.

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U.S. Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Teen Pregnancy Grant Cuts

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
U.S. Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Teen Pregnancy Grant Cuts

Planned Parenthood, other organizations and a Washington state county filed lawsuits challenging a decision by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to defund more than $200 million in teen pregnancy prevention programs.

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Muslims In America Are Just As American As Everyone Else — And We’re Afraid Too

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Muslims In America Are Just As American As Everyone Else — And We’re Afraid Too

Do you know what being Muslim in America is like? This writer tries to explain.

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Craigslist, Reddit Shut Down Personal Ads In Wake Of Sex Trafficking Bill

Posted by on April 28, 2018 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Craigslist, Reddit Shut Down Personal Ads In Wake Of Sex Trafficking Bill

Craigslist shuttered its personal ads section after the U.S. Senate passed Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) on Wednesday

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Crosses Border for Historic Talks with South

Posted by on April 28, 2018 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Crosses Border for Historic Talks with South

The leaders of North and South Korea signed a historic declaration on Friday pledging “no more war” and a common goal of the “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula.

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With Tax Scam Complete, GOP Caucus Unveils Insane Budget Blueprint to Attack Social Safety Net

Posted by on April 27, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
With Tax Scam Complete, GOP Caucus Unveils Insane Budget Blueprint to Attack Social Safety Net

The budget blueprint from the Republican Study Committee (RSC)—and titled A Framework of Unified Conservatism—says it “would take unprecedented steps to begin the deconstruction of the administrative state” and would cut $12.4 trillion over the next decade from federal spending. Among the plan’s numerous goals are the repeal of Obamacare and raising the eligibility age of Medicare and Social Security benefits to age 70.

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Dalai Lama Caught in the Middle as India and China Reboot Ties

Posted by on April 21, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Dalai Lama Caught in the Middle as India and China Reboot Ties

Is India distancing itself from the Tibetan exile community six decades after the Dalai Lama fled to the country?

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Zuckerberg Faces Congressional Inquisition

Zuckerberg Faces Congressional Inquisition

Under fire for the worst privacy debacle in his company’s history, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning last Tuesday from lawmakers

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US Police Spied on Muslims, African Americans: ACLU

US Police Spied on Muslims, African Americans: ACLU

Police in the US city of Boston unjustly spied on thousands of social media posts and specifically targeted Muslims and African Americans claims the ACLU

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In ‘Chilling’ Escalation, Trump Warns Russia That Missiles ‘Will Be Coming’ at Syria

Posted by on April 11, 2018 in Government, Military, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
In ‘Chilling’ Escalation, Trump Warns Russia That Missiles ‘Will Be Coming’ at Syria

While no such official decision tweet on Wednesday has been announced, Trump’s indicates that the White House—which welcomed national security adviser and war “fanatic” John Bolton into the fold this week—is preparing to launch a military attack on Syria.

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More Than 800,000 Students Live in School Districts Where Shootings Have Happened

Posted by on April 7, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
More Than 800,000 Students Live in School Districts Where Shootings Have Happened

One school shooting after another has struck communities across the country, and the toll goes beyond the dead and wounded.

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A Mom in Florida is Caring for 1,250 Children of Illegal Immigrants in Case Their Parents are Deported

Posted by on April 7, 2018 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
A Mom in Florida is Caring for 1,250 Children of Illegal Immigrants in Case Their Parents are Deported

Nora Sandigo, an immigration activist, has accepted responsibility for 1,250 children of illegals

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Israel Bars Gaza Christians from Easter Worship

Posted by on March 31, 2018 in Government, Politics
Israel Bars Gaza Christians from Easter Worship

Hundreds of Palestinian Christians in Gaza are being blocked from worshipping at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem this Easter due to security restrictions.

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