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Monthly Archives: December 2010

“Egg Donors Needed” reads an ad on a campus bulletin board. “We are soliciting attractive women of all ethnicities between the ages of 21-29 who are physically fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. $15,000 plus all expenses.” Since the 1978 birth of the world’s first test tube baby, the fertility industry in the U.S. has grown into a multi-billion dollar market offering women all over the world big money, as much as… Read More

Background: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was founded in 1920 by Roger Nash Baldwin. A Harvard-educated agnostic from a Boston family of Unitarians, Baldwin was mentored by Emma Goldman, the “Red Queen of Anarchy,” who had been mentored by Russian revolutionary Peter Alexeevich Kropotkin. The ACLU comprises two different organizations, both of which go by the name ACLU. The American Civil Liberties Union, with a membership of over 500,000, engages in… Read More

In his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, “The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.” Three and a half decades later, a King-like spark lit the heart of a little California girl. Lila Rose became a pro-life activist at age nine, after seeing a picture of an aborted child in a book in her home. Now twenty-two years old, the recent graduate of… Read More

Mike Adams hopped off a bus in front of a small prison on the outskirts of Quito, Ecuador. A visiting professorship in South America had brought him here this damp morning to interview prisoners and guards as part of a human rights mission. It was just after 9:00am on March 7th, 1996. At this point in his life, the thirty-one year old tenured professor of Criminology was a radical, hardened, and very… Read More

John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono wrote “Happy Christmas (War is Over)” during the Vietnam War era. They recorded it in 1971, and you can still hear it playing in December.   So this is Christmas And what have you done Another year over And a new one just begun   A very merry Christmas And a happy New Year Let’s hope it’s a good one Without any fear   And… Read More