The American Academy of Pediatrics endorses female genital mutilation.

The Academy suggested it was OK to go ahead and “nick” a newborn female’s clitoris because the families of some “African or Asian cultures” would get it done in otherwise horrific conditions.  FIRST, let it be known that female genital mutilation, fgm, is a not so uncommon Muslim practice.  Giving into it is unacceptable in […]

Bread and Circus

The Roman and US Empires: A point of view “There is nothing so frightening as ignorance in action.”  — Goethe The fall of the Roman Empire has been the subject of much debate and comment for many centuries.  Indeed, the founding of our own republic was built on the founder’s of this country’s understanding of […]

CENSORED IN 1984

CENSORED IN 1984: MILLIONS OF ETHIOPIANS STARVING TO DEATH Hunger in Africa was consistently nominated as a Censored subject during the early 1980s. When we asked journalists why they didn’t cover the tragedy unfolding there, they would reply;, “It’s not news,” or Everyone already knows about starving Africans,” or “Nothing can be done about it […]