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Posts on Aug 1, 2015

African Immigration to Italy

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/01/15 7:27 pm) Illegal immigrants continue arriving in Italy from Africa and the Middle East. Yesterday more than 1800 debarked on the Italian shores. The daily rate can often be even higher. The Allied fleet is hel ...

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Donald Trump in US Politics

(John Heelan, UK, 08/01/15 7:13 pm) From my perspective, the Donald Trump candidacy exemplifies what appears to me to be a weakness in US politics. It seems the hubris of being a successful businessman in a a capitalist society (or eve ...

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"There Was Neither Jew nor Greek, Free nor Slave..."

(Edward Jajko, USA, 08/01/15 6:57 pm) Our editor is perhaps secular enough that he didn't notice that Paul's words (see Robert Whealey, 31 July), come from Galatians 3:28, not Chronicles 1. JE comments: Sorry about that, Ed ...

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Caitlyn Jenner and Donald Trump

(Mike Bonnie, USA, 08/01/15 6:27 pm) I've broken a promise to myself and given way more attention to Caitlyn Jenner and Donald Trump than planned. Wikipedia is the source for much of my opinion. Caitlyn Jenner is no more deserving of ...

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Sugar Subsidies

(Richard Hancock, USA, 08/01/15 6:00 pm) The Pacific trade pact is being wrapped up and is causing concern to US sugar producers. According to an unsigned article in the July 29 Wall Street Journal, "Americans pay nearly ...

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Secular Humanism; from Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 08/01/15 9:33 am) Ric Mauricio sends this response to Tor Guimaraes (31 July): I agree, religions are the same but different in many ways. Just as people are the same, but different in many ways. And now ...

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Erdogan Declares War on ISIS: "Foreign Policy"

(Paul Levine, Denmark, 08/01/15 8:16 am) It appears Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking his country to war in order to win an election. It could be the biggest miscalculation of his political career. This FP artic ...

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Posts on Jul 31, 2015

Donald Trump, Koch Brothers, and Medicare

(Massoud Malek, USA, 07/31/15 7:09 pm) Despite the Koch brothers' attempt to freeze out Donald Trump from their influential political operation by preventing him from speaking to their major donors, nearly a quarter of Republicans surv ...

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Mike Pyle, RIP

(David Duggan, USA, 07/31/15 6:45 pm) Two days ago, one of the grand old men of the NFL passed into eternity: Mike Pyle, Yale '61 and the captain of the league championship 1963 Chicago Bears. He was 76 and died of complications from ...

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Secular Humanism

(Robert Whealey, USA, 07/31/15 10:54 am) John E asked in response to Eugenio Battaglia: "Isn't tolerance more of a secular humanist construct?" Before there was a secular tolerance, the Swiss Reformed Christia ...

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