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The unsung heroes of black history

By Colbert I. King

Washington Post

January 30, 2015

“Bondmen, according to the slave code, were not allowed to meet or hold any kind of meeting unless a white man was present. Nor were they allowed to be out after ten o’clock at night without a pass, or to have two or more congregate on the street at one time. If they did any of these things, they thereby violated the sacred laws of bondage and suffered imprisonment and persecution. Thus handicapped in their worship, they . . . prayed for a deliverer, and he came in the … Read More

Netanyahu’s sacred unintended consequence

By Mark Silk

Religion News Service

January 30, 2015

How the miscalculated speech to Congress may actually do some good. The post Netanyahu’s sacred unintended consequence appeared first on Spiritual Politics. … Read More

Op-Ed: Obama's Boys Campaign from Tel Aviv-Ted Cruz Responds

By Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis-Chesler.com

January 30, 2015

The White House is "dismayed," "displeased," "angry" over Prime Minister Netanyahu’s upcoming address to Congress. The White House’s "Dismay over Netanyahu Visit Extends to (Israeli) Ambassador." Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to … Read More

Florida Key

By Terry Eastland

The Weekly Standard

January 29, 2015

Signing the education reorganization act (2001) Our first national government—the one established by the Articles of Confederation—was notoriously weak. Congress wasn’t much good at administering the laws it passed or at conducting foreign affairs. The government lacked what the Framers of the Constitution said it sorely needed: energy. … Read More

A High Impact Case

By Terry Eastland

The Weekly Standard

January 29, 2015

As Scalia Goes... NEWSCOM In one of the biggest Supreme Court cases of the year, Justice Antonin Scalia seems destined to cast the critical vote. Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, argued late last month, concerns the Fair Housing Act of 1968, specifically its prohibition of discrimination in housing. … Read More

Do we really mean ‘never again’?

By Charles Krauthammer

Washington Post

January 29, 2015

Amid the ritual expressions of regret and the pledges of “never again” on Tuesday’s 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a bitter irony was noted: Anti-Semitism has returned to Europe. With a vengeance. Read full article >> … Read More

When a non-sectarian college calls the faithful to prayer

By Mark Silk

Religion News Service

January 29, 2015

Inclusiveness has its limits. The post When a non-sectarian college calls the faithful to prayer appeared first on Spiritual Politics. … Read More

Obama’s Israel Problem

By William Kristol

The Weekly Standard

January 29, 2015

The Obama administration is angry with Israel. Here’s the administration’s house organ, the New York Times, this morning: WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, after days of mounting tension, signaled on Wednesday how angry it is with Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Republican leaders’ invitation to address Congress on Iran without consulting the White House. … Read More

For the Patriots, without apology

By E.J. Dionne Jr.

Washington Post

January 28, 2015

Inever knew how much fun it was to be loyal to a hated outlaw sports team until the whole world came down on my dear New England Patriots. Having rooted over the years for Boston teams that many felt sorry for — God help us — and found psychologically interesting, it was a rush to hear MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough the other morning describe my Patriots as a “ruthless killing machine.” Wow! Read full article >> … Read More

Persecuted Christians Join Yazidis in Iraq's Fight Against ISIS

By Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis-Chesler.com

January 28, 2015

The savage Muslim persecution of Assyrian Christians and Yazidi (Zoroastrian/Hindus) by Sunni Muslims in the Middle East and in Shiite Iran has reached fever-pitch. ISIS has systematically murdered, tortured, captured, and enslaved Yazidi girls and women … Read More

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