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Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com Gladiatorial contests were the “sport” of choice of the Roman Empire for more than 650
For all its bragging, Empire Christianity is weak and has no moral core.
The upcoming March for Science is in many ways a March for Democracy, and if you like freedom and equality, or at least what’s
President Trump's proposed budget would defund the organization that gave me a much-needed sense of hope and encouragement early in my vocation as a poet.
Jesus didn't go to church. Scholars of early Christianity have long known this. The earliest gospels that recount his life never describe him attending church.
With the Syrian cease fire tenuously holding, and UN-brokered negotiations underway in Geneva, President Putin's surprise partial withdrawal of forces makes it clear that the Russian establishment has not forgotten the lessons of the Afghanistan quagmire.
Now that we know Donald Trump is okay with quoting the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, it's probably time to reconsider that old chestnut about those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.