Tag: Heritage

Gay vets can march in Boston St. Patrick's parade

BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in its history, the sponsors of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade will allow a group representing the gay community to participate, drawing cheers from Mayor Martin Walsh, who boycotted the event last year

Greenpeace in Peru: Another Epic PR Fail

Greenpeace in Peru: Another Epic PR Fail

The Peruvian government is seeking criminal charges against the Greenpeace activists who damaged one of the country’s two greatest heritage sites – the Nazca Lines. This is excellent news. Not for the Nazca Lines, obviously: the mysterious ancient desert geoglyphs

Hong Kong Left Deeply Polarised by Protests: Analysts

Hong Kong Left Deeply Polarised by Protests: Analysts

The demolition of the main protest camp ended a pro-democracy occupation that paralysed Hong Kong for two months, but the campaign has left the city deeply divided both politically and socially, analysts say. With the world watching, Hong Kong was

Sony Spox Shuts Down Actor During Local News Interview

Sony Spox Shuts Down Actor During Local News Interview

During Los Angeles’ KNBC’s  Thursday night news broadcast, local reporter Robert Kovacik reported about the Sony hacking scandal causing a media blackout at the premiere for the Sony pictures film “The Interview.” Actor Charles Chun of Korean heritage who plays

Syrian Jewish Bibles Could Spark Ownership Dispute

Syrian Jewish Bibles Could Spark Ownership Dispute

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two decades after Israeli spies helped Syrian Jews whisk ancient Hebrew bibles from Damascus to Jerusalem, Israel’s national library asked an Israeli court on Monday to grant it custodianship over the manuscripts — a move that could

Boehner: Current Funding Plan ‘Best Chance for Success’

Boehner: Current Funding Plan ‘Best Chance for Success’

Despite criticism from his party’s conservative wing that House Leadership’s government funding plan does not got far enough to combat President Obama’s executive amnesty, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) argues that the current strategy has the “best chance for success.”

Baby Jesus Banned from French Local Council

Baby Jesus Banned from French Local Council

France’s law dividing the state and religion has often been praised for ensuring that the country’s traditions are upheld and that multiculturalism does not tread on the toes of French culture. But it is that very Christian heritage that has

Is Deflation Good for Shoppers or Death for Nations?

Is Deflation Good for Shoppers or Death for Nations?

U.S. shopping is expected to be up big during the Black Friday weekend, since the deflated cost of gasoline–under $3 a gallon–is saving consumers $250 million per day. But falling prices that are good for American consumers is seen as downright

In Britain, U.S. Turkey Dinner is Big for Business

In Britain, U.S. Turkey Dinner is Big for Business

LONDON (AP) — Plump turkeys in butcher shop windows. Harvest displays of pumpkin and corn. Sandwich boards describing groaning feasts. Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday in Britain, but you might be forgiven for being fooled. It’s not hard to find someone

The Importance of Federalism in America’s Future

The Importance of Federalism in America’s Future

When an American president threatens to govern by Executive Order, he has really declared he will govern by arbitrary power: his will instead of the will of the people. We are witnesses to the subversion of popular government when the

Tunisia Heats Up Ahead of Presidential Election

Tunisia Heats Up Ahead of Presidential Election

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s first free presidential election is boiling down to two candidates with divergent views of the revolution that transformed this former dictatorship. The clear front-runner in Sunday’s ballot is veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi, who has

We Cannot Afford Amnesty

We Cannot Afford Amnesty

Illegal immigrants, illegal aliens, undocumented workers, persons living in the United States without legal permission, whatever you choose to call them, there are roughly 11-12 million living in our country, and President Obama says he plans to do something about that very

7 Reasons Net Neutrality Is A Dumb Idea

7 Reasons Net Neutrality Is A Dumb Idea

On Monday, President Obama announced that he would be pushing the Federal Communications Commission to begin enforcing “net neutrality” – a policy by which internet service providers would be forced to load all web sites at the same speed. While

President Reagan and Ellis the Elephant

President Reagan and Ellis the Elephant

I believe President Reagan would have thoroughly approved of Ellis the Elephant and his effort to teach four to eight year olds American history. We visited the Reagan Library recently and I was reminded of the wisdom in his Farewell

Secular Party Looks to Win Tunisia Elections

Secular Party Looks to Win Tunisia Elections

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s main secular opposition party was claiming victory on Monday over once dominant Islamists in the country’s historic parliamentary elections. Partial results from the official election commission are expected to be released throughout the day Monday,