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The Feast of Stephen 2016: We are living in a new age of Christian martyrs

Ralph Peters, The second line of the Christmas carol slips past us. We hear “Good King Wenceslas looked out…”  But what about the next bit, “…on the Feast of Stephen?” What’s that about? December 26th is St. Stephen’s Day—the Feast of Stephen—long an important celebration in the Christian calendar and now largely ignored.  It’s time

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Christmas

Aaron Bandler, Christmas, a day dedicated to sharing gifts and time and joy with family and friends. For those who celebrate Christmas, it is the best day of the year, when people are at their best and give their best to each other. But Christmas hasn’t always been the warm, gift-giving celebration that it is today – there

Medieval America

Victor Davis Hanson,  Pessimists often compare today’s troubled America to a tottering late Rome or an insolvent and descending British Empire. But medieval Europe (roughly A.D. 500 to 1450) is the more apt comparison. The medieval world was a nearly 1,000-year period of spectacular, if haphazard, human achievement — along with endemic insecurity, superstition and

Clinton Grapples With Globalization Vision as Trump Closes In

Ask Donald Trump what he thinks of U.S. trade policy, and his answer is clear: We’re getting robbed. Ask Hillary Clinton, and the message is far more complicated — potentially endangering her chances to win over voters feeling marginalized in the global economy. The two presidential candidates meet for their first head-to-head debate Sept. 26 in

Banned: School drops musical version of ‘Lord’s Prayer’ from graduation

Todd Starnes,  A musical rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer” has been performed at East Liverpool High School’s commencement for nearly 70 years. Lisa Ensinger performed the sacred song when she was a senior at the Ohio school in 1986. “It’s a tradition,” she told me – a tradition that she continued when she became the

Is Christianity to Blame for Everything Bad?

Jerry Newcombe,  Earlier this month in Philadelphia, there was the 17th annual “White Privilege Conference,” which a friend describes as a “liberal confab devoted to self-abnegation.”   One of the speakers, Paul Kivel, blamed Christianity for everything bad in the world. Kivel is the co-founder of the Oakland Men’s Project and founder of “the Challenging

Socialism is the “New” Middle Ages for Dummies

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John Ransom,  Goldilocks wrote: The statement is quoted out of context. NY Times Musters Hillary Defense Of O’Care “What Difference Does It Make?” Dear Comrade Locks, Ok, so let me put it in context for you. Ambassador Chris Stevens, Tyrone S. Woods, Glen Anthony Doherty and Sean Smith died on or shortly after September 11th,