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Pope visits Turkey amid Christian-Muslim tensions

 When a pope last visited Turkey — Benedict XVI in 2006 — Muslim-Catholic tensions were so high that the Vatican added a stop at Istanbul’s famed Blue Mosque at the last minute in hopes of showing Benedict’s respect for Islam. Pope Francis travels to Turkey this weekend amid new Muslim-Christian tensions and war next door, […] Read More →

On Thanksgiving, digest the politics of turkey

 That turkey sitting in the middle of millions of Thanksgiving tables has become quite the political animal. As American families gather today for turkey, fixings and tryptophan-induced naps, a lot more than Pilgrim tradition is involved in what sits on the communal table. As the 19th-century French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville observed, Americans love to […] Read More →

Congress can block use of fees for immigration overhaul

 Congress can block President Barack Obama from using federal immigration fees to issue permits for millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States, according to a congressional research memo released on Wednesday. The memo from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service to Republican Senator Jeff Sessions could provide a boost to him […] Read More →

Is Orwell’s 1984 coming to Rhode Island?

 An Obama plan to herd low-income and minority residents into government-funded “growth centers” has hit a snag in Rhode Island, first in seeking to enact such a statewide plan. In a Nov. 18 letter to the Rhode Island Division of Planning, a bipartisan group of five legislators urged the state not to pass RhodeMap RI, […] Read More →

Obama: Americans Have No Right To Resist Immigration

 The only Americans who can legitimately object to immigration are native Indian-Americans, President Barack Obama told his Chicago audience Nov. 24, as he made an impassioned ideological plea for endless immigration, cultural diversity and a big government to manage the resulting multicultural society. “There have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly […] Read More →

Rand Paul on Ferguson: “Politicians Are To Blame”

Kevin Glass,  Sen. Rand Paul is perhaps the Republican politician most attempting to create positive change out of the tragedy that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri. He has consistently made the case that it is government dysfunction and mismanagement that created the backdrop for the sense of injustice in the St. Louis suburb. In an op-ed […] Read More →