Michael Bergamasco

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Totalitarian Democracy vs. the freedom of the Catholic Monarchy

<i>“Athens alone, with a wiser policy and more far-seeing leadership, could have led the way to ordered liberty for all of Hellas; but she did not.</i> …

Jesus

Zora Neale Hurston’s Lost Interview With One of America’s Last Living Slaves

<i>Their Eyes Were Watching God</i> is required reading in high schools and colleges and cited as a formative influence by Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou. …

Black History

To Sue Goldman Sachs, You Have to Be Willing to Hang On—For a Long, Long Time

Cristina Chen-Oster was settling into her seat for a late-March Broadway matinee of <i>Mean Girls</i> when she remembered to check her voicemail. The day …

Goldman Sachs

Do Democrats Want an Anti-Trump, or Their Own Trump?

Gwen Graham could be Florida’s first female governor and a national leader in her party—but only if earnestness hasn’t gone out of style.<p>If scientists engineered the polar opposite of Donald Trump, a bizarro-world version of the rage-tweeting, fancy-living, drama-stirring mogul-turned-president, …

Government

The FBI Is in Crisis. It's Worse Than You Think

In normal times, the televisions are humming at the FBI’s 56 field offices nationwide, piping in the latest news as agents work their investigations. …

Corruption

Report on McCabe's Lying Referred for Criminal Prosecution

<b>LAWYER: ‘We believe the referral is unjustified…’</b><p>Andrew McCabe/IMAGE: YouTube<p>(Joseph Tanfani, Tribune Washington Bureau) Andrew McCabe, the FBI …

A Little Church: 10 Tips to Strengthen Your Catholic Home

<b>Opening our eyes, we can see that the family in serious crisis.</b> This being the case, as followers of Christ and defenders of the <i>Domestic Church—the</i> …

Tachikawa-ryu

<b>Tachikawa-ryu</b> (立川流) is a Japanese school of Mikkyō (esotericism) of Shingon Buddhism founded in 1114 by the monk Ninkan (仁寛) (1057-1123) in an …

Mikkyo, Esoteric Buddhism | Japan old and new

posted on May 3, 2014<p>Yellow Fudo Myo-o in Manshuin Temple<p>Mikkyo, or Esoteric Buddhism, was born in India, taking in the Indian folk culture and Hindu …

The Budget Mobile Era Arrives

Scott Valins and his wife, Liz, are New York-based graphic designers with all the latest gear at home: iPhones, iPads, a pair of high-powered Macs, …

Three Ways Europe Could Solve Its Youth Unemployment Crisis

Joblessness is ravaging the youth of Europe. The unemployment rate for people 29 and younger in the European Union is 19 percent, the highest in at …

When Will Americans Ever Get Raises?

Americans are overdue for a fatter paycheck: Average earnings haven’t risen in more than six years. The labor market is finally recovering—the …

Running Away From Washington

The seventh year of a presidency is almost always difficult and unproductive. Ronald Reagan spent his mired in the Iran-Contra scandal. Bill Clinton …

Nonprofits Can't Afford San Francisco

In one form or another, Lutheran Social Services of Northern California has been helping San Francisco’s poor, homeless, and disabled for more than …

The Pentagon Gets Into the Cashmere Business

Last year, as for most of the past 20, Afghanistan was the world’s leading grower of opium poppies. Thanks to a record harvest, the United Nations’ …

Quebec and Scotland Said No to Secession, but Catalonia Is Still Going to Try

“Like Quebec, like Scotland, Catalonia also wants to decide its political future,” the Spanish region’s secessionist president, Artur Mas, said after …

Hong Kong's Grisly Red-Light District Murders

On the last night of her life, Seneng Mujiasih stopped by the Queen Victoria bar in the heart of Hong Kong’s red-light district, Wan Chai. Dressed in …

The Dark Stain on Bangladesh's $1 Billion Leather Export Industry

The Hazaribagh, or “Thousand Gardens,” neighborhood in Bangladesh’s capital city of Dhaka has no trees or flowers. Instead, the industrial area is …

Is OnDeck Capital the Next Generation of Lender or Boiler Room?

Onstage at a conference in San Francisco in May, Noah Breslow is gliding through a slide presentation on why his company, OnDeck Capital, is going to …

If It's Good Enough for Big Oil …

When hundreds of thousands of marchers thronged New York City in September demanding action against climate change, they probably didn’t imagine they …

Obama's Climate Deal in Beijing Makes a Global Agreement in Paris Likelier

When Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping announced a pact on Nov. 11 to control their nations’ pollution, they answered long-standing calls from …

Generation Rich? Shhh!

Jon Burkhart was born during the Great Depression, and like many members of his generation, he couldn’t have been luckier. For most of their working …

Archaeologists Discover Two Long Lost Ancient Maya Cities in Jungle of Mexico

In an amazing new discovery in the jungles of Mexico, archaeologists have uncovered two ancient Mayan cities, including ruined pyramid temples, …