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December 2019

Christmas on the Rez by Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk Image from narratively At the time of my birth on the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory located astride the St. Lawrence River 100 km southwest of Montreal it was overall Catholic. There were a few Methodist families and a few Mormons along with those who followed the traditional teachings, the people of the... Read more →

All Because of Stairs by Faith Jenkins “I met him on the stairs.” This is how Nana always begins this story... the story of how she met Pop-Pop, my grandfather, during WWII. I’m spending the weekend with my grandparents, the first in a few years. When I was a young boy every day, I would visit my grandparents with them... Read more →

Birding, Totally Amateur-Style: 2019 by Marc A. Cirigliano (Note: first image is a Forster's Tern from Wiki,while second is Golden Eagle from Wiki) I came upon birding in a roundabout way. A friend at work has this husband, reitred, but, as a hobby--a paying hobby, I might add--he is a contractor, of sorts. Actually, he is the best contractor we've... Read more →

Stanley R. Sloan is Visiting Scholar in Political Science at Middlebury College, Vermont and a Non-resident Senior Fellow in the Scowcroft Center at the Atlantic Council of the United States. For more about him, click here. We have reprinted this Facebook post with Mr. Sloan's gracious permission. The Danish Atlantic Council has just let me know that, due to my... Read more →

...from Axios by Sam Baker, published under Fair Use. Special report: The coming health care collision by Sam Baker Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios Health insurance through an employer — the way most Americans get it — costs an annual average of almost $23,000 to cover a family. That's enough to buy a new Volkswagen every year. The big picture: While those... Read more →

Claremont United Methodist Church Nativity Scene ...from Karen Clark Ristine, Head Pastor, Claremont United Methodist Church, on their church's Nativity that shows the Holy Family separated into cages: Stirred to tears by the Claremont UMC nativity. Inside the church, the Holy Family is reunited. The theological statement posted with the nativity: In a time in our country when refugee families... Read more →

McKinsey & Company: Bringing District 9 to Life for Immigrants by Marc A. Cirigliano (Handout/Getty Images) Indeed, the desire for corporate profits in the name of organizational efficeincy knows no moral boundaries. And, it appears, has little concern for human rights. It calls to mind the treatment of the aliens in the now classic film District 9. Writing for Pro... Read more →

Reprinted with Permission Thank God for the 2nd Amendment. How Else Would The Militia Keep Us Safe? by Mike The Gun Guy™ In case you’ve forgotten, the revered 2nd Amendment requires that every male citizen own a gun in order to serve in the militia and thus protect our country from harm. While of late the term ‘militia’ has become... Read more →

[Note: these "benevolent" clowns are the same folks who cut their own taxes, raised ours, cheapened our public services, polluted our environment and cut money to public education. Ego tripping control freaks. Marc A. Cirigliano, editor, The Eastern Woodlands Fusion.] Reprinted from Axios by Felix Salmon under Fair Use. Billionaires build new "benevolent aristocracy" Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios If charity is... Read more →