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Understanding the Roots of the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

What is the actual history behind the conflict in Ukraine, and what has been the role of America and the West in fostering it?

“A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement C. Moore: The Doctrine of Santa Claus

Twas only a matter of time. And it came—as it comes to all. ’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, a small creature was stirring—my seven-year-old daughter. “Dad,” (I knew the time was come,) “does St. Nicholas bring us presents at Christmas, or is it just you and Mom?” “Daughter,” (I knew [...]

Let the Santa Wars Begin

   "How can you lie to your children?" one mom demanded of another on an online message board last week.   "How can you deprive your children of the magic of Christmas?" came the retort.   It happens every year -- let the Santa Wars begin!   On one side, we have the Die-Hard Believers. [...]

I Still Believe, I Still Believe in Santa Claus

Last Thursday was Human Rights Day and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing to highlight abuses in China, Cuba, Sudan, Vietnam and various other countries.  Vietnam, for example, has gone "from bad to worse": "Hanoi has unleashed a torrent of repression upon courageous citizens fighting for basic rights. [...]

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