Civil War History & Heritage

May 18-24, 1865 n May 19 — From Galveston, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued General Orders No. 3, which declared emancipation in Texas. “Juneteenth” is now a recognized holiday. n May 22 — Jefferson Davis arrived at Fort Monroe, Virginia, where he was put in chains and locked in a cell. He was never brought to trial, although many northerners More...

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By bmcsr On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Obama, Arab nations dance to different tunes

What we have been watching is a carefully choreographed diplomatic dance, starring President Barack Obama and the Arab leaders who came to the United States for high-level talks at Camp David, Maryland. But the More...

By bmcsr On Sunday, May 25th, 2014
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Modernization is not Westernization

According to the latest Arab Youth Survey, 46 percent of respondents believe that traditional values are outdated and wish to embrace modern ideals and beliefs. This belief has risen steadily over the years- only More...

By bmcsr On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
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The battle for power in Iraq

Iraq dominated the Arab political and security affairs for years until the Americans withdrew troops from the country and the Arab Spring erupted three years ago. This however does not mean that Iraq’s political More...

By bmcsr On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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Europe’s top professional leagues oppose World Cup in Qatar

Europe’s top leagues have stated opposition to changing the 2022 Qatar World Cup dates from summer to winter. The European Professional Football Leagues group says ”all scenarios on the rescheduling More...

By bmcsr On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
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Armed to the milk teeth: America’s gun-toting kids

In May last year, a two-year-old girl was shot dead by her five-year-old brother with a small rifle made specifically for children. The accidental shooting happened in Cumberland County, Kentucky, when the boy More...

By bmcsr On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Obama has been “stupid and short-sighted” on Bahrain – former US ambassador

The United States has not done enough to support the Bahrain government since the Gulf state was beset with Arab Spring demonstrations three years ago and the handling of the crisis by President Barack Obama’s More...

By bmcsr On Monday, January 13th, 2014
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Studies Find that Conservatives Are Bad People, And That Successful People Tend to Be Bad

  Finally, a piece of scientific research had been done, and was reported here, which tapped into the strong tendency successful people have to be rotten to their core: to be so little concerned about the feelings More...

By bmcsr On Sunday, November 25th, 2012
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Interracial Contact and the Own Race Bias in Face Recognition

  “This study investigates the own race bias phenomenon; people recall faces from their own race better than faces from another race. It focuses on the own race bias explanation of interracial contact; More...