Influential (and Dangerous) Right-wing Organizations: A Focus on the Liberty Justice Center and the Alliance Defending Freedom

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As the 2024 election season heats up, Americans who care about preserving our democratic republic should know about some of the organizations that are using their legal prowess to spread dangerous disinformation and influence not only the election but our laws – for years to come. Like Moms for Liberty, which we’ve examined before, the […]

Senate Races to Watch – and Candidates to Support – in 2024

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Since shortly after the 2020 election, Democrats have held a slim majority in the Senate. This has allowed the Biden-Harris Administration to confirm 175 federal justices all over the country and pass significant legislation that would not have passed under a GOP-controlled body. Furthermore, gaining control of the Senate conferred majority leadership on New York […]

Resources for Women’s History Month

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In honor of Women’s History Month, here is a sampling of resources about women, especially focused on the early Jesus followers, the New (Christian) Testament, nascent Christianity, and the ancient (Western) world. We are grateful for the scholars (both male and female) who have brought women out of the shadows over the past several decades! […]

Reconnecting with African Ancestors: New Initiatives in Genetics and Genealogy

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Because of our tragic history of slavery, Americans of African descent have often found it difficult to trace their ancestors further back than a few generations. They often run into “brick walls” due to the absence of standard genealogical resources and the way in which records were kept over the centuries. Many Americans (especially those […]

A Little Levity from the Ancient World

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The world is a serious place. When we examine the ancient world, especially as we look at the more serious (and even tragic) aspects of the history of the West, we are also confronted with images and concepts that normally do not make us smile, let alone laugh. Here we will lighten things up a […]

The Urgent Role of the US Business Community in Defeating Trump

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Donald Trump – twice impeached, once defeated for the presidency, four-times indicted in four different jurisdictions, facing 91 felony counts, and found liable in several civil cases – is on his way to becoming the presidential nominee of one of our two major parties. He has spoken openly, and often, about his desire to be […]

Moms for Liberty Again: Implications of Massive Election Losses

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Earlier, we warned readers about the innocent-sounding radical right-wing organization, Moms for Liberty. A number of states held elections on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, and the results in many contests are revealing (and, for many of us, a very hopeful sign). Moms for Liberty raised up and supported a number of candidates in both state […]