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Surveillance: The National Education Association Background: In 1857, the National Teachers Association (NTA) organized in Philadelphia with forty-three members. In 1870, it absorbed three smaller associations of educators and became the...

Lloyd Marcus fondly recalls a familiar scene from his youth. His father, a hard-working pastor, firefighter, and father of five, would on occasion drive him to a posh neighborhood and point...

Collateral Damage: From Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Human Roadkill in Two Easy Steps Late on the afternoon of October 13th, 2011, as shoppers milled about a local market in Foshan, Guangdong province...

This morning, while you were sipping your coffee and checking the morning news, an august body of global luminaries began a three-day meeting to plan what kind of coffee you may...

As far back as ancient Rome, May 1st – May Day – has been celebrated as a spring festival in the northern hemisphere. But in the nineteenth century, that changed. Ironically,...

Are you enjoying Creation this Earth Week? The first nationwide Earth Day was held on April 22nd, 1970, on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Lenin, the founding father...

In April 1945, as British and American soldiers liberated Nazi concentration camps, civilized people around the world gasped in horror at the images coming out of Germany. Newsreel footage showed catatonic,...

Matthew Modine is turning to Jesus. His new short film “Jesus Was a Commie” offers “a discussion of the New Testament’s messages in the context of poverty, pollution and political unrest.”...

Background: George Soros was born György Schwartz in 1930 Hungary to a non-practicing Jewish family. Soon thereafter, his father changed the family name to Soros to obscure their heritage. When the...

Dear Mick, They say fools rush in where angels fear to tread. This territory is contentious, but I’m neither rushing in nor fearful to tread. You have pushed me to the...