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Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King

Political Violence Is Never the Answer

A senseless act of violence has left a US Congressman in critical condition and others injured. We pause to remember the admonition of Martin Luther King, Jr. that non-violence is both morally superior and the most powerful means for making change happen.

Jacqueline Kennedy, John Kennedy

Classic Who: JFK in His Own Words

John F. Kennedy would have turned 100 today and we can only imagine how he would feel about the current president. There might be a few clues in the following excerpts, which display Kennedy’s wit, perception, and originality.

Signing of the Constitution

Is the Constitutional Right to Vote a Myth?

The US Constitution is a treasured document to many, but it is not perfect. Whereas other countries explicitly lay out the right to vote in their constitutions, it is conspicuously absent from the US version. Unfortunately Americans are still living with the results today.

Donald Trump, Easter

A Trump Treasury of Tweets, Part 2

No need for a press conference or cameras, President Donald Trump gives us the straight scoop on Twitter. Now that he’s passed 100 days in office, we decided to once again compile some of our favorite presidential tweets to get a look into Trump’s mind.

Aleppo, Syria

Much Ado About Syrian “De-escalation Zones”

Outlets sympathetic to the Syrian regime on Sunday hailed what they framed as the beginning of the “systematic destruction” of the Islamic State “across Syria.” But while international media also reported a tenuous reduction in fighting between the army and the rebels, experts are still debating the meaning of the four “de-escalation zones” in Syria Read More

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