Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. –Dietrich Bonhoeffer In December of 2013, the American Studies Association, an organization ostensibly devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history, resolved to call for an unjustified, immoral and hateful boycott of Israeli academic institutions and also resolved to support the racially motivated and bigoted boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against the state of Israel; actions which go against the spirit of academic freedom and which violate the ideal of the scholarly pursuit of truth....Read More
Author: Vladimir Davidiuk
The fact that Hillary Clinton is supremely unqualified for the office of President of the United States is obvious, and becomes more so by the day. Even the pundits and politicos at MSNBC fail to offer anything of substance other than the fact that she has traveled… a lot. Hillary Clinton has failed to achieve anything of substance or significance on her own, through her own efforts, with her own views and ideas. Bill Clinton was her means of achieving the status of First Lady of the United States. Senators Patrick Moynihan, Chuck Schumer, and Ted Kennedy greased the...Read More
A campaign to retake Texas House District 148 began Wednesday, March 12, in a quiet, unassuming restaurant on Houston’s north side. With the huge sign out front announcing the campaign kick-off reception, Chris Carmona’s effort to wrest the district from decades of neglect was formally launched. The largest private event room at Fiesta Guadalajara filled quickly with enthusiastic supporters as Carmona began the undertaking of a mission to bring people power back to the legislative table. Fresh off a primary race win, Harris County Treasurer Orlando Sanchez gave the crowd a heartfelt, humorous, rousing introduction of Chris. Sanchez didn’t...Read More
Paul Simpson is the new chairman of the Harris County Republican Party (HCRP). That statement in and of itself is enough to shake up politics in Harris County, and ensure that they will never be the same. In ending Jared Woodfill’s twelve-year-long, iron-gripped hold at the helm of the Republican ship, Simpson not only gives the HCRP a renewed perspective, but a badly needed fresh start. While Woodfill presided over unmatched growth of the HCRP during his tenure, in recent years direct growth began to stagnate and recede (evidenced by a staggering amount of vacant precinct chairs) as groups in the...Read More
In the March 6, 2014 edition of the University of St. Thomas student newspaper, The Summa, a rather troubling and disturbing article entitled, “The Undeservedly Controversial Word: Socialism” was published. At first glance, I hoped that the article was in fact a parody, or perhaps an early April Fool’s joke. Surely no one could possibly take the misguided, backwards, and misanthropic notion of socialism seriously enough to label it as “undeservedly controversial”? But to my dismay, reading further I understood that the author of this article had in fact fully embraced the concepts and tenets of socialism by citing America’s lack of “socialized healthcare,”...Read More
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