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Black People and the ‘Vegan Way’

December 1, 2017
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Black People and the ‘Vegan Way’

Going vegan (becoming a vegetarian) is not news. That many black people are vegans is not news. But putting a black spin on the vegan culture is news.

Many thought that being a vegetarian is a white thing. But it

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America’s Sex Scandal

November 15, 2017
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America’s Sex Scandal

Did sex scandals begin with Bill Clinton? In 1992, Gennifer Flowers said Clinton had relations with her while married. Paula Jones said Clinton harassed her sexually when she was an Arkansas state employee. President Clinton survived the scandals.

Now, twenty-five …

Nobel Prize in Physics: Einstein Was Right!

October 6, 2017
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Nobel Prize in Physics: Einstein Was Right!

Every year the Swedish Academy gives out the Nobel Prizes. The award categories include medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, and economics. For example, last year they gave the prize in literature to the musician Bob Dylan! Eight years ago

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Las Vegas, an American Sniper and the American Constitution

October 4, 2017
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Las Vegas, an American Sniper and the American Constitution

Q. What does the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution do?

A. It is a few sentences in the Constitution. They let a madman kill and wound hundreds of people who are attending a concert.

Q. How does it do

Debate About Trump: Why Does He Do It?

September 25, 2017
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Debate About Trump: Why Does He Do It?

Most Americans love to sing the National Anthem at ball games. For one reason, it means the game is about to start. For another reason, Americans are patriots.

But what if you have a reason not to stand and sing?

Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Fires – Is the End Coming?

September 11, 2017
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Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Fires – Is the End Coming?

It is not that the Middle East is quiet. It is just that this hemisphere is going through a wild period.

The real news is the actions of Mother Nature.

Hurricanes produce high winds. When they take place along coastlines,

Singapore: Where Languages Compete With One Another

August 28, 2017
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Singapore: Where Languages Compete With One Another

Singapore became a nation in 1965. The Prime Minister was Lee Kuan Yew. He spoke English. He rarely spoke Mandarin. He thought a person could master only one language.

Singapore is more than a thousand miles away from China.

What is Going On With Trump?

August 21, 2017
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What is Going On With Trump?

About ten days have passed since the march in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The march of neo-Nazis and white nationalists tell us something is going on in this country. Sure, the march was anti-black people. And it was anti-Jewish people. And it

A Good Story About America

August 16, 2017
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A Good Story About America

Most Americans agree on one thing. The merits of a person should be the most important quality. That is the road to success.

But it is not easy. Now comes a story out of the United States Military Academy.

Venezuela: Is a Class War Within the Military Underway?

August 9, 2017
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Venezuela: Is a Class War Within the Military Underway?

Things are getting worse in Venezuela. The Maduro government is trying to take full control. People who disagree are going to prison. Food and medicine shortages are growing. Crime, inflation, and unemployment are rising. How does this dictator stay in

Features

Eat Like You are Going in For Surgery

Prepare yourself for surgery. These are the same kind of things you can do to be healthy the year round....

Black People and the ‘Vegan Way’

Going vegan (becoming a vegetarian) is not news. That many black people are vegans is not news. But putting a...

Salt and High Blood Pressure are Partners

More Americans than ever have high blood pressure.

The link between salt (sodium) and hypertension (high...

Blood Pressure: Do You Need It?

Yes, you do. If you do not have blood pressure, it means you are dead. So we all need blood...

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