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How Not to Change a Latin American Government: The Bay of Pigs, Redux

May 26, 2019

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How Not to Change a Latin American Government: The Bay of Pigs, Redux We have written about Cuba and the United States a few times in the past. There are remarkable similarities between the early 1960s and Venezuela and the United States today, giving some credence to the old adage that history does occasionally repeat […]

Latin American History 101 or Maduro and AOC in American Life

May 26, 2019

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Latin American History 101 or Maduro and AOC in American Life Since Venezuela is now in the crosshairs of many countries today for enabling a dictator, Nicolás Maduro, to drag the country down to starvation in a socialist dictatorship, let’s look at the big picture. Latin America was a term invented by French historians in […]

Freedom of Religion and the Establishment Clause. What Do They Say?

May 26, 2019

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Freedom of Religion and the Establishment Clause. What do they say? The First Amendment to the Constitution reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to […]

Venezuela, Little Venice

May 25, 2019

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Little Venice That’s the origins of Venezuela’s name, “Little Venice.” And here’s your quick quiz of the week, right up front. Who is the most famous man in Venezuela or her history? A. Nicolas Maduro, B. Hugo Chávez, C. Simón Bolívar, D. Fidel Castro. Venezuela is in the news this week. Actually Venezuela has been […]

Unity and Diversity

May 25, 2019

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Unity and Diversity Today we as Americans are struggling with one of the most formidable challenges in our history. Are we going to open our borders and let everyone in, or are we going to seal the borders and keep to ourselves? Or, should we do as we have generally done over the past three […]

Dancing Around Anti-Semitism

February 14, 2019

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The recent, and some not so recent, remarks by our two new Muslim Congresswomen, Rashida Tlaib from Michigan and Ilhan Omar from Minnesota, has raised a hullaballoo among many politicians, both Democrats and Republicans. The issue is portrayed as the Muslim desire to eradicate the state of Israel in favor of a Palestinian nation in […]

The Christian Retreat Across Europe

January 19, 2019

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Many of you will think of “Europe” and “godless” in the same breath. The land of Hitler and Stalin tried it’s best to stamp out Judaism and Christianity as they created fascist and communist dictatorships in the twentieth century. Let’s explore this a bit, since in the four hundred year+ relationship between us and the […]