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The Real Santa Claus: Saint Nicholas, Man of God

Jack Kerwick, One of the points for which I argue in my latest book, Christianity and the World: Essays Philosophical, Historical, and Cultural, is that the civilization—the world—that atheist and theist alike take for granted today would be unrecognizable to itself if not for the religion that produced it: Christianity. Take, for example, the “secular”

5 Things We Know for Certain About the Mike Flynn Case

John Hayward, Former National Security Adviser and retired Lt. General Mike Flynn caused quite a stir by offering testimony to Congress and the FBI in exchange for immunity on Thursday. Many jumped to conclusions, often the same reporters who insisted requests for immunity by members of Hillary Clinton’s inner circle were routine and entirely meaningless.

German MP: Erdogan a “Terrorism Godfather”

Clifford Cunningham | Infowars, Suggests Turkish expats will be used to pursue violent agenda. A top member of the German Parliament slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a “terrorism Godfather” who is seeking to promote a “Third Reich-style” foreign policy. “Turkey’s foreign policy priorities… are reminiscent of the Third Reich,” said Sahra Wagenknecht, parliamentary head

Erdogan’s next move: Restore capital punishment

Jazz Shaw, Meanwhile in Turkey… Turkey’s aspiring tyrant, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, continues attempting to institute “reforms” in his country at a breakneck pace. (And tragically, in this case, the word breakneck might be far more literal than we would wish.) Next month the Turkish people will be voting on Erdogan’s referendum transferring vast powers

McDonald’s Twitter account hacked, blasts Trump #BigMac

A hacker used McDonald’s Twitter account to attack President Donald Trump in an extremely derogatory tweet early Thursday. Sent at 9:16 a.m. ET Thursday morning, McDonald’s tweeted: “@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands.” The tweet, which was sent out

High profile Twitter accounts hijacked in Turkish-Dutch protest

The diplomatic spat between Turkey and the Netherlands spread online on Wednesday when a large number of Twitter accounts, many with no apparent connection to the dispute, were hijacked and replaced with anti-Nazi messages in Turkish. The attacks, which appeared to be simply a form of political vandalism and used the hashtags #Nazialmanya or #Nazihollanda,

Is Turkey Lost to the West?

Pat Buchanan, Not long ago, a democratizing Turkey, with the second-largest army in NATO, appeared on track to join the European Union. That’s not likely now, or perhaps ever. Last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared Angela Merkel’s Germany to Hitler’s, said the Netherlands was full of “Nazi remnants” and “fascists,” and suggested the Dutch

Turkish PM, U.S. vice president discuss improving ties

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim that Washington was keen for a new start in relations between the two countries, sources in Yildirim’s office said, after ties soured during the Obama administration. Pence and Yildirim met on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich, Germany, and discussed improving ties,

Amongst the Demonstrators, Some Might Achieve Momentary Fame, All Fame Passes

Emmett Tyrrell, WASHINGTON — This is supposedly the week of multitudinous demonstrations in Washington, D.C. The hordes are getting more media attention than the hundreds of thousands of President-elect Donald Trump supporters who are also coming into town. Whether the demonstrations will be as multitudinous as anticipated by the media, I cannot say. Certainly, they

ISIS claims responsibility for Istanbul nightclub shooting spree

The Islamic State said in a statement on Monday that it was responsible for a New Year’s shooting spree at an Istanbul nightclub that left 39 people dead and nearly 70 wounded, while authorities were still searching for the gunman. The terror group said through its Aamaq News Agency that the attack was carried out