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Letters: Atheists always miss the point about morality

The Apostle Paul put it with refreshing clarity: “If Christ is not risen, let us eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die”. In the atheist …

Atheism

Over 400,000 people living in 'modern slavery' in US, report finds

More than 400,000 people could be living in “modern slavery” in the US, a condition of servitude broadly defined in a new study as forced and state-imposed labor, sexual servitude and forced marriage.<p>The Global Slavery Index, published on Thursday by Walk Free Foundation, describes modern slavery …

Forced Labor

Male-To-Female Transgender Allowed To Serve Time In Women's Prison. Then This Happens.

A biologically male criminal who identifies as female and has yet to have reassignment surgery was allowed to stay in a women's prison to serve his …

Transgender

DHS Secretary Defends Violent White Supremacists in Charlottesville: 'It’s Not That One Side Is Right’

In a stunning interview U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen falsely suggests there are two sides to violent white supremacy, and is …

Rights & Freedoms

The world turned upside down

Israel is achieving power parity with leading European nations.<p>Flag of Israel. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, …

Israel

Army's new machine gun will blast like battle tanks

The Army’s new weapon will look like a light machine gun, but will put M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank-style blasting power literally at the fingertips of U.S. soldiers.<p>The new light machine gun will weigh less — and yet shoot farther. It should make U.S. soldiers even more lethal and enhance their …

Military

The 10 best nylon-string acoustic guitars: the best classical guitars for beginners and experts

<b>There's nothing that can quite replicate the feel or sound of playing a nylon-string acoustic guitar.</b><p>Don't Miss<p>Even if you're well versed in …

Acoustic Guitar

Summit gives an inside look at the dangerous world of ‘Sugar Daddy’ sites

“Sugar Daddy” dating sites such as “SeekingArrangement.com” are aggressively targeting college students — with free premium memberships for signing …

New York University

I Moved to Costa Rica to Escape Trump

Like most people, we thought Trump was pulling another publicity stunt. When it became clear that he was going to be the Republican nominee, I warned …

Costa Rica

Could a Galactic Civilization Survive the End of the Universe?

If you're reading this, then you're probably a 21st-century human with only a sort of naval-gazing curiosity about the end of the universe. But it's …

Universe

Nearly 100 bodies found at a Texas construction site were probably black people forced into labor -- after slavery ended

<b>(CNN) —</b> Months after a Texas school district broke ground on a new technical center, archaeologists there made a surprising discovery: the long-buried remains of 95 people.<p>The first remains were discovered in February in Sugar Land, a suburb southwest of Houston. And now officials have learned who …

Black History

Four Ways to Visualize the Fretboard

Having a visual sense of the fretboard can help you navigate its entire length as well instantly articulate melodies and phrases when inspiration …

Electric Guitar

‘An Entire Community Got Together to Rape a Child’: India Recoils at Girl’s Assault

NEW DELHI — For months, the police say, a group of men took turns raping an 11-year-old girl.<p>In the gated community in Chennai, India, where the girl lived with her parents, the men gave her soft drinks laced with drugs, the police said. They filmed themselves raping her, brandishing knives and …

India

Guitar setup: how to set your guitar up for drop tuning

<b>Drop tuning can be great fun but the string rattle you get with a lower tension isn’t as enjoyable. So, let us show you how to keep your axe happy</b> …

Guitar

Mark Levin Schools Historically Illiterate Liberals on Botched Dem Press Conferences

<p>Let’s face it: Trump had a rough press conference in Helsinki on Monday. However, this does not excuse hyperbolic responses on the part of the …

Russia

NOT KIDDING: The pot is now calling the kettle black!

So this happened today:<p>BREAKING: Obama notes 'utter loss of shame among political leaders when they're caught in a lie and they just double down.'<p>— …

Nelson Mandela

White Americans humiliated themselves by supporting the racist stooge of a foreign tyrant

Making excuses for racism never ends well. It hurts people on both sides of the color line. In the case of Donald Trump, racism helped him to win the …

Donald Trump

Maryland Democrats Shocked to Learn Single-Payer Is Expensive

Back in March, I wrote about Maryland Democrats talking up a single-payer system for health insurance, and how they were refusing to look too closely …

Health Care

Seeing Ubisoft ban jerks in Rainbow Six is now my favorite part of the game

Toxicity in online video games has been out of control for a long time — and curbing it has seemed like a hopeless enterprise. But Ubisoft’s rampage against racist trolls in the past week in <i>Rainbow Six: Siege</i> has given me hope that game developers are finally demonstrating the courage to change …

Internet

Dark-Skinned Babies? 'I Ain't With That': GlocKKKNine, Self-Hate and Colorism in America

Some conspiracy theories are real.<p>When planes flew into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, it was the result of an <i>actual …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The 10 Best Things About Being a 'Confirmed Black Racist'

Over the weekend, I received a quite kind email from a man named “Jake” with a series of screenshots from articles I’ve written about white people …

Cook Out

Trump Should Fire Rosenstein Immediately

Does Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers for allegedly hacking Hillary’s emails and …

Donald Trump

Life in Plastic: A Complete Guide to the "Mommy Makeover"

<i>Note: This article contains images of breasts.</i><p><i>Interest in plastic surgery is at an all-time high, but stigma and misinformation still surround the industry and its patients. Welcome to Life in Plastic, a new series by Allure that aims to break down cosmetic procedures and provide all the</i> …

Donald Trump sent the worst tweet of his presidency this morning

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has sent a lot of bad tweets. He's tweeted things that aren't true. He's tweeted personal attacks about everyone from Hillary Clinton to Mika Brzezinski and back. He's called North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un "Little Rocket Man." But a tweet he sent Monday morning -- …

Donald Trump

Why a mayor in Lebanon has dressed policewomen in hot pants

THE mayor of Broumana, Pierre Achkar, has a problem. Rich tourists from the Gulf, who spend big and stay long, no longer holiday in his mountain …

Middle East

Women Making Science Videos on YouTube Face Hostile Comments

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are popular topics on YouTube. Some channels that stream videos on these subjects have millions of subscribers. Most are hosted by men.<p>“There is a lot of discussion about YouTube being an unpleasant environment for female creators,” said Inoka …

Internet

Malaysia’s pig-tail macaques eat rats, head first

Pig-tail macaques are seen as a menace on Malaysian palm oil plantations, but may be helping to reduce rodent populations.

Plantations

Acid Rain: Causes, Effects and Solutions

Acid rain, or acid deposition, is a broad term that includes any form of precipitation that contains acidic components, such as sulfuric acid or …

Pollution

Go forward in what God is leading you to do in life

In the early 1900s, 16-year-old William Whiting Borden graduated from The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania – a prestigious boarding school known for sending its alumni to Princeton University. He was an heir to the Borden family mining fortune, and had a clear path to wealth and success set …

Princeton University

Are we truly alone in the cosmos? New study casts doubt on rise of alien life in our galaxy

The Milky Way may be vast, but some scientists suggest that we are the galaxy's only inhabitants.<p>It’s something people tell me all the time, and usually in hushed tones: “With a trillion planets out there, we really can’t be the only intelligent beings in the galaxy.” In other words, given the …

Research