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Vernuccio’s View: Dangers from the Failed State of Mexico

The massacre of nine U.S. citizens, including three women and six children, makes it increasingly difficult to ignore a disturbing fact: Mexico is a failed state, in which the government has essentially surrendered authority to the drug cartels. The policies […]

by · November 24, 2019 · Government, Vernuccio's View
Matters of Faith: Rest for Your Soul

Matters of Faith: Rest for Your Soul

By Rev. J. Loren Russell Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and […]

by · November 24, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Profile America: Freedom of the Press

Profile America: Freedom of the Press

Sunday, November 17. The first glimmers of what Americans now take for granted — freedom of the press — started on this date in 1734. It came with the arrest of John Peter Zenger, a German immigrant who published the […]

by · November 17, 2019 · Census, History, Profile America
Matters of Faith: Put Your Best Foot Forward

Matters of Faith: Put Your Best Foot Forward

By Rev. J. Loren Russell 25 If we [claim to] live by the [Holy] Spirit, we must also walk by the Spirit [with personal integrity, godly character, and moral courage—our conduct empowered by the Holy Spirit].  Galatians 5:25 (Amplified Bible)  The […]

by · November 17, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Profile America: Peanut Butter Lovers Month

Profile America: Peanut Butter Lovers Month

Saturday, November 16. It’s a time to celebrate one of life’s simple, viscous pleasures — it’s Peanut Butter Lovers Month. The stuff of one of America’s favorite sandwiches, peanut butter was first offered to the public at the St. Louis […]

Vernuccio’s View: US Dangerously Lags in Military R&D

Vernuccio’s View: US Dangerously Lags in Military R&D

Since the middle of the last century, The United States has relied on advanced technology to defend itself. Today, faced with giant adversaries (Russia has larger geography, China has a greater population and a vast industrial base) that need is […]

by · November 14, 2019 · Military, Vernuccio's View

Vernuccio’s View: Global Censorship Increases

America’s First Amendment set a standard and a goal for the rest of the planet, establishing freedom of speech as a key standard of an advanced civilized society. However, as appreciation within the United States continues for this achievement wanes, […]

by · November 10, 2019 · Military, Vernuccio's View
Matters of Faith: The Execution Chamber

Matters of Faith: The Execution Chamber

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “So put to death and deprive of power the evil longings of your earthly body [with its sensual, self-centered instincts] immorality, impurity, sinful passion, evil desire, and greed, which is [a kind of] idolatry [because […]

by · November 10, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
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Profile America: First Engineering College

Tuesday, November 5. Much has been heard in recent years about national education policy encouraging more science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM — students. As far as engineering goes, the trail was broken 195 years ago on this […]

Vintage NCR cash register (Instagram)

Profile America: Ka-ching! The Cash Register Is Patented

Monday, November 4. The slang exclamation “ka-ching!” owes its birth to a development on this date140 years ago. That’s when James Ritty, a saloon keeper in Dayton, Ohio, patented the cash register he developed with his mechanic brother John. The […]

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

One of the nation’s enduring symbols, the Statue of Liberty, was dedicated on Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor on this date in 1886. A gift from France, the statue’s full name is “Liberty Enlightening the World,” and is the […]

by · November 3, 2019 · History, Profile America
You can get a free sandwich for a good cause at Subway on National Sandwich Day.

Profile America: Clichés & Sandwiches

Sunday, November 3. Today is Cliché Day — any way you slice it, a minor and obscure occasion. While the ostensible purpose is to encourage our verbal banalities, it might also be stretched to stereotypes. Such as the cliché that […]

by · November 3, 2019 · Profile America
Matters of Faith: It Ain’t on Your GPS

Matters of Faith: It Ain’t on Your GPS

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you.” Genesis 12:1 Have you ever put an […]

by · November 3, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Crediit: VOA)

Vernuccio’s View: Venezuela Elected to UN Human Rights Council

Venezuela has won a contested seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council.  Countries, such as Cuba and China, blatant and severe violators of human rights, have also served on the UN body. There can be little doubt that Venezuela’s […]

by · November 1, 2019 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View

Vernuccio’s View: Ebola Hits Children Hardest

According to the United Nations,almost 600 children have now lost their lives to the Ebola outbreak in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) out of almost 850 who have caught the deadly virus since the epidemic started […]

by · October 27, 2019 · Health, Opinion, Vernuccio's View