Category: Foreign Policy
No, God Doesn’t Bless America
By John Pavlovitz, July 3, 2016
No, this isn’t the kind of inflammatory, fear-fueled message that lots of Evangelical pastors prefer to major in these days.
It’s not some doom and gloom, sky-is-falling, bullhorn warning that God is ticked-off at America and is doing terrible things to us because of it.
This is not a dire, brimstone chastising about God abandoning us for our growing wickedness, removing the specific good fortune we once … [more]
Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2017/03/23/even-greater-news/
Martin McGuinness dies: The ‘super-terrorist who became a super-statesman – like so many others
By Robert Fisk, Tuesday 21 March 2017 07:45 GMT
Martin McGuinness followed along the familiar trail of so many enemies of Britain’s weary colonial history. A “super-terrorist” becomes a super-statesman. Jomo Kenyatta comes to mind. And Archbishop Makarios. And of course, Menachem Begin. With blood on their hands, they pass through that mist of nobility bestowed by colonial power and former rulers – and re-emerge … [more]
Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2017/03/21/how-many-shades-of-gray/
Leola Lee Ragland, of Allen, Texas died February 28, 2017 at the age of 91. She was born near Gatlin, Oklahoma in 1926 to James Odus Kelley and Mattie Alabama Kelley. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Truman, Alvin, Guardie, and Thurman Kelley, and sister Ruby Siever.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Dr. Jim Ragland, son James Ragland of Pearland, Texas, daughter Rebecca Cherry of Springfield, Missouri, son John Ragland of Hot … [more]
Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2017/02/25/an-obituary/
How Trump Finally Made This Israeli Arab Feel at Home in America
By Sayed Kashua, Feb 04, 2017 4:23 PM
At long last, after two-and-a-half years, I’m finally starting to feel at home here. Of course, it’s not the real deal yet, far from it, but it’s definitely a good start, and gradually, with God’s help, amateur racism will morph into professional racism and our acclimatization process here will be complete.
I was really afraid of losing the … [more]
Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2017/02/10/underlying-essence-of-the-united-states/
Well, I’ve gotten myself into some weird situations, but today’s was the first time I ever felt the implied threat of physical intimidation. There was the time Cliff Jackson and I infiltrated a Christianist Glenn Beck telecast from Jerusalem, sponsored mostly by our local Tea Party types. There was the time Sherry (my beloved) and I went to the Glory Barn (yes, that’s really its name) to see the wannabe televangelist and most assuredly reverend Dwain Miller of … [more]
Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2017/02/08/banned-muslims-are-welcomed-in-hot-springs/
This was CB’s sermon last Sunday, January 29, 2016…
Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2017/02/02/blessed-are-those/
We are not living in a ‘post-truth’ world, we are living the lies of others
By Robert Fisk, Thursday 29 December 2016 11:15 BST
We do not live in a “post-truth” world, neither in the Middle East nor in the West – nor in Russia, for that matter. We live in a world of lies. And we always have lived in a world of lies.
Just take a look at the wreckage of the Middle East with its … [more]
Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2016/12/29/justice-is-not-on-the-menu/