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The Hidden Agendas of Sustainability Claptrap

Paul Driessen, As President Trump downgrades the importance and relevance of Obama era climate change and anti-fossil fuel policies, many environmentalists are directing attention to “sustainable development.” Like “dangerous manmade climate change,” sustainability reflects poor understanding of basic energy, economic, resource extraction and manufacturing principles – and a tendency to emphasize tautologies and theoretical models

Super Bowl LI: Hillary Clinton Plots Revenge

Katie Kieffer, Beware: Hillary Clinton loves that you love football—and the fact that Super Bowl LI is on pace to be 2017’s biggest live TV event fits perfectly into her plot to exact revenge on President Trump. Around 140 B.C., corrupt Roman politicians found a way to placate their impoverished citizens into surrendering their inalienable

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

Order of Malta to Pope Francis: Stay out of our internal affairs

The Order of Malta, the ancient Roman Catholic aristocratic lay order, has told Pope Francis that his decision to launch an investigation into the ouster of a top official over an old condom scandal is “unacceptable.” In an extraordinary rebuke of the pontiff, the group said late Friday that the replacement of its grand chancellor

Vatican City Mayor: Rome On Verge of War Between Migrants and Italians

Daily Express, Warning comes on heels of same prediction in Sweden. Vatican City Mayor Virginia Raggi told an immigration summit of European city leaders mayors need to be the first to welcome refugees with “warmth, shelter and accommodation.” She was speaking just days after a Moroccan family was prevented from moving into a council flat

Why Donald Trump Should Call Me

Joel Goodman, There are a myriad number of ways to reduce the footprint of the Federal government, reduce its spending and get it out of our daily consciousness. We hear about a million dollars here and $500 million there – and that those small amounts won’t make a difference. But, these sums of money represent

What does the future hold for the International Criminal Court?

Brett D. Schaefer, For a certain kind of liberal internationalist, the International Criminal Court (ICC) is one of the world’s more noble innovations. Created by 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and situated in The Hague, the ICC is charged with prosecuting war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity, and aggression. Fourteen years after

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

Obama: God-Given Rights ‘Was a Radical Idea’

Terry Jeffrey, President Barack Obama affirmed this week that the Declaration of Independence recognizes that “individual human beings” have “God-given rights.” Yet, he insisted this was a “radical idea” at the time of the founding. Were he right — which he is not — history would see it as one radical idea Obama did not