What Will the Palestinians’ New Government Look Like?

A few weeks ago, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas announced that the PA and Hamas had agreed to lay aside their differences and join in a new unity government. Now, they plan to announce it tomorrow and provide details. What will it look like?Abbas said it will consist only of apolitical technocrats, renounce violence, and recognize Israel's right to exist. Wow! What a change. He also said the new government will be headed by current prime minister, Rami Hamdallah, a … [Read more...]

What Is the NBA’s Lance Stephenson Going to Do Tonight?

The Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers play their sixth series game in Miami tonight for the Eastern Conference Championship in the NBA. Miami is ahead 3 to 2 in the series. They can close it out tonight. But they could have closed it out Wednesday night after having Indiana down 10+ points much of the game until late in the fourth quarter. Indiana won 93 to 90. That's despite the fact that Miami's four-time MVP superstar LeBron James, without question the greatest player in the … [Read more...]

The U.S.-Brokered Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Is a Disaster

I believe the Jews had a right to return to the land of Israel and settle there. It was the proper and just way to settle the so-called "Jewish Problem." What's that? The Romans threw Jews out of their land, and they dispersed throughout much of the world, called The Diaspora. There, in Gentile lands, they endured much unjust persecution and thus suffering. The worst was the Nazi Holocaust in WWII. That demonstrated that Jews should be able to return to their ancestral land.But I also … [Read more...]

Is the “Jesus’ Wife Fragment” a Forgery?

Karen L. King is a distinguished professor at Harvard Divinity School who specializes in the study of early Christianity and Gnosticism. Two of the books she has authored are entitled The Gospel of Mary Magdala. She claims Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene on the basis of a Gnostic Gospel of Mary discovered in Cairo, Egypt, in 1896. That gets Christians riled up because the New Testament gospels don't say any such thing.In September, 2012, Dr. Karen King delivered a paper at a gathering at … [Read more...]

Be Careful What You Say in Private

I'm a NBA fan. This week, the NBA (National Basketball Association) had its worst crisis in decades. Billionaire Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team, was punished drastically for making some private, disparaging remarks about people of color, specifically African-Americans and Latinos. Yet he makes mucho money as an NBA team owner, in which African-Americans constitute nearly 85% of all NBA players. Plus, his coach is well-liked African-American Doc Rivers.American … [Read more...]

Hamas Should Now Rename “Palestine” According to Antiquity

A significant event happened this week concerning the never-ending Israeli-Palestinians conflict. On Wednesday, Fatah, which leads the Palestinian National Authority (PA), and Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, signed a reconciliation agreement to join forces within the next five weeks in forming a national unity government. If it happens, it will be a big deal that will substantially change the landscape in this conflict.For one thing, it will cause the U.S. to rethink it foreign aid to … [Read more...]

Are We Doing Enough About Islamic Suicide Bombers?

The USA began the 21th century with what it called a “War on Terrorism.” It’s still going on. In fact, much of the world is involved in this War on Terrorism. Strangely, this war is not between nations, and its insurgents sometimes are difficult to identify. Much of this war arguably represents a clash of civilizations. Many of those who are instigating it are fundamentalist Muslims, called “Islamists.” By means of armed force they are trying to overthrow Middle Eastern governments to establish I … [Read more...]

Kermit and Miss Piggy Are Getting Married Today

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The new movie, Muppets Most Wanted, is premiering today in theaters near you. In it, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy get married! CMON! Does that change everything? They almost got married in 1984 in The Muppets Take Manhattan.I guess it makes sense since they've had a relationship for forty years. Miss Piggy says, "we're the ultimate love story in Hollywood." And Kermit chimes in, "We've outlasted everyone in Hollywood." How will it be now for Hollywood's #1 power couple? Move over Brad and … [Read more...]


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