Timothy Elam

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I felt the love – finally – at the Women's March, but what do we do tomorrow?

The night before the Women’s March in DC, my best friend, McKetta, and I lay on the floor with her hand tucked under the waist of my maternity jeans, waiting for the baby to kick.<p>Five months earlier, I’d gotten pregnant on purpose, and the nausea of my first trimester had coincided with the …

Feminism

Two million protest against Trump's inauguration worldwide

Hope appeared to emerge from fear among Donald Trump’s opponents at the weekend as up to two million people around the world, mostly women, staged protests against the new US president and proclaimed the birth of a new political movement.<p>In raucous but peaceful scenes, more than half a million …

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Israel, Palestinians warned against solo steps harmful to peace | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Some 70 countries reaffirmed on Sunday that only a two-state solution could resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and warned against any unilateral steps by either side that could prejudge negotiations.<p>The final communique of a one-day international Middle East peace conference …

FBI, Justice Department to be investigated over Clinton probe

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Justice Department's internal watchdog announced Thursday it has launched a probe into the department and the FBI's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.<p>The announcement, which was expected, comes after criticism of the Justice …

Israeli Extremists Attack Palestinian Christians During Pentecost Prayer, Shouting “You Are Evil”

23 Jun<p>12:16 PM<p>A group of Israeli extremists assaulted the Pentecostal prayer procession in Jerusalem this week, shouting and trying to occupy Mount …

America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama's reign

Most Americans would probably be astounded to realize that the president who has been painted by Washington pundits as a reluctant warrior has actually been a hawk. The Iran nuclear deal, a herculean achievement, and the opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba unfortunately stand alone as …

Middle East

I’ve left Twitter. It is unusable for anyone but trolls, robots and dictators

I deactivated my Twitter account today. It was more of a spontaneous impulse than a New Year resolution, although it does feel like a juice cleanse, a moulting, a polar-bear plunge, a clean slate (except the opposite – like throwing your slate into a volcano and running). One moment I was …

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Humanity may self-destruct, but the universe can cope perfectly without us

In a Scandinavian hotel a few years ago, I came across a documentary I didn’t expect to watch for more than a minute or two, but at least it was in English. It was past time to go to bed, but I ended up watching the whole thing. Aftermath: Population Zero imagines that overnight humanity vanishes …

Domestic Violence

Debbie Reynolds dies at 84, a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher's death

Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds died Wednesday, a day after her daughter, actress and author<p>Carrie Fisher, succumbed after a heart episode on a flight from London to Los Angeles.<p><b>RELATED: See the full Obituary for Reynolds here.</b><p>Her death was announced several hours after she was rushed to …

Turkey and Russia 'agree terms of Syria ceasefire'

Turkey and Russia have agreed on a proposal for a general ceasefire in Syria and will aim to put it into effect by midnight on Wednesday night, Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said.<p>But he still insisted that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad must eventually go, a precondition for …

Middle East

Amazon Echo murder case amplifies the question of what ‘always on’ really means

Some people have wondered if smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo devices, or its closest contender, the Google Home, are constantly capturing audio data, rather than just listening when the right wake word is uttered. Now a court case is bringing the issue to the fore, and it could potentially show …

Protest like your basic rights depend on it – because power is taken, never given

Initially,I didn’t plan to attend the Women’s March on Washington, slated for the day after the inauguration.<p>Though a long-time feminist activist and a passionate proponent of nonviolent resistance, I had a long list of reasons I didn’t want to protest on 21 January. At first, I blamed the …

Feminism

RNC's 'new king' Christmas message ignites furor over whether it compared Trump to Jesus

The Republican National Committee's Christmas message sparked a war of words on social media on Sunday, as the organization's Biblical reference to …

‘Only skeletons, not people’: diaries shed new light on siege of Leningrad

The discovery of a huge number of unpublished diaries has given an extraordinary insight into one of the most notorious and brutal military sieges in history.<p>The siege of Leningrad by German and Finnish forces lasted 872 days, from September 1941 to 27 January 1944. Up to 2 million lives were lost, …

Literature

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The Kingdom of Heaven Will Have No Enemy

Lately I have been reading Origen’s <i>On First Principles</i> to learn more about <i>apokatastasis</i> (literally, “restoration”), the Christian doctrine of …

Theology

Sources: Russia tests anti-satellite weapon

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia has recently tested what is believed to be an anti-satellite weapon, US sources with knowledge of the test told CNN.<p>The US tracked the weapon and it did not create debris, indicating it did not destroy a target, the source said.<p>The Russian test, coming as President-elect Donald Trump …

Between Two Untruths

Reverse Scapegoating: Girard and the Demonology of God’s Not Dead<p>Joseph Trullinger<p>Posted on March 25, 2017<p>A few Saturdays ago, my wife and I visited …

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American democracy is being derailed. Can faith be restored?

Now that the electoral college has formally selected the next president of the United States, it’s worth taking a deep breath and asking: what kind of democracy do we live in?<p>The will of the people ought to be clear after an election. But as 2016 draws to a close, there are deeply troubling signs …

Government

Russia, Iran, Turkey say ready to broker Syria deal | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia, Iran and Turkey said they were ready to help broker a Syrian peace deal after the three countries held talks in Moscow on Tuesday and adopted a declaration which set out the principles any agreement should adhere to.<p>The countries made the announcement after Russian …

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Turkey and Russia probe slaying of ambassador in Ankara gallery

Investigators from Turkey and Russia hunted for clues Tuesday in the assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey in front of stunned onlookers at a photo exhibition in Ankara.<p>A team of 18 Russian investigators and foreign ministry officials arrived in Turkey and began inspecting the art gallery …

Islamic State group claims Berlin Christmas market attack

BERLIN (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a truck attack on a crowded Berlin Christmas market that German authorities …

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