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Truth and Her Twin, Part 2: Mendacium Writ Large

We looked in Part 1 at the mythological origins of Truth (Veritas) and Lies (Mendacium). We established that they were like twins: sometimes very difficult to distinguish between ……

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Book Review: ‘The Complete Book of 1920s Broadway Musicals’

Open Dan Dietz’s “The Complete Book of 1920s Broadway Musicals” and you can learn which show featured the Charleston, the dance that has come to define the 1920s; you can read abo……

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Taking You There: Frederic Remington Hurls You Into the Wild West With ‘The Rattlesnake’

There are eras in American history from the colonial days to the revolution, then Manifest Destiny, stretching our nation to the far sea. First came mountain men, then pioneers an……

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Why Music Reminds Us We Are Human, Even in the Darkest Places

There was a gang member who had been in prison all his life, who said he’d never once cried in all his years. He’d buried his mother, he’d buried his father, and he saw the door t……

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U.S. Secretary of State Plans Day of Virtual Visits Friday With Trudeau, Garneau

WASHINGTON鈥擜ntony Blinken will meet virtually Friday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a day of online diplomacy for the U.S. secretary of state.Blinken will meet with Trudea……

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Complaints Spike as Taxpayers’ Watchdog to Review CRA Handling of Locked Accounts

OTTAWA鈥擳he federal taxpayers’ watchdog says complaints to his office spiked in the hours after he went public with concerns about how the Canada Revenue Agency locked users out of……

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Radical Extremists Operate ‘With Impunity’ Online, New UK Laws Needed Says Watchdog

Extremists can pro-actively glorify terror, openly promulgate anti-democratic ideologies, and radicalize others online—yet still stay within the law, a UK watchdog warned on Wedne……

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Italy Honors Slain Ambassador, Bodyguard and Prays for Congo

ROME—Italy paid tribute Thursday to its ambassador to Congo and his bodyguard who were killed in an attack on a U.N. convoy, honoring them with a state funeral and prayers for pea……

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German Police Raid Suspected Islamic Extremists in Berlin

BERLIN鈥擧undreds of German police officers conducted coordinated raids early Thursday in Berlin and the surrounding state of Brandenburg in the investigation of an organization ban……

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German Man Charged With Giving Bundestag Floor Plans to Russian Intelligence

BERLIN鈥擥erman federal prosecutors have charged a German citizen with espionage, saying he passed floor plans of the Bundestag parliament building to Russian intelligence.The man,……

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Teachers Will Decide Grades, No Final Exams: UK Education Chief

Pupils in England will have their grades decided by their teachers after exams were scrapped as a result of the CCP virus pandemic, UK Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announc……

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Admiral Art McDonald Steps Aside as Defence Chief Amid Investigation

OTTAWA—Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says Admiral Art McDonald has voluntarily stepped down as chief of the defence staff as he is investigated on unspecific allegations.Sajjan ……

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Updates on CCP Virus: Backlogged Cases Push California Deaths Past 50,000

Los Angeles County on Wednesday reported another 806 deaths from the CCP virus during the winter surge, pushing California鈥檚 toll above 50,000, or about one-tenth of the U.S. tota……

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Indonesian Nurse Dies After Being Given Chinese-Made COVID-19 Vaccine

A nurse died 17 days after being vaccinated with the first dose of Chinese-made CoronaVac vaccine in East Java on Feb. 14, Indonesian media reported.Erny Kusuma Sukma Dewi, 33, t……

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Former Trump Adviser Says Biden’s Immigration Bill Could ‘Erase the Very Essence of America’s Nationhood’

Stephen Miller, former senior adviser to former President Donald Trump, told Fox News on Sunday that a new immigration bill proposed by Democrats would “fundamentally erase the ve……

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Police Grilled South Dakota AG on Phone Use Before Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Investigators questioning South Dakota’s attorney general after a fatal car crash pressed him on how he did not realize he had struck a man and whether he had be……

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Democrats Accept 2 of 286 Amendments Sought by Republicans for $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

Republicans have criticized Democrats for continuing to push their pandemic stimulus package while accepting little to no Republican input. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R……

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‘My Income Has Dropped to Zero’: About 45% of Small Businesses Risk Closure Within Months

At least 13.9 million of the nation’s small businesses are at serious risk of shuttering their doors by April 1, a recent industry report found.Forty-four percent of the countr……

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New York Democrats Look to Censure Andrew Cuomo

Eleven New York State Democrats introduced a resolution on Monday to censure Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo for covering up nursing home deaths and threatening lawmakers.The reso……

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NYPD, FBI Connected to Malcolm X’s Murder, Letter Released by His Family Alleges

Malcolm X’s family members presented a letter from a deceased undercover cop Sunday that alleges the FBI and NYPD were responsible for his assassination.Former undercover NYPD ……

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Countries Should Do More to End China’s ‘Horrific’ Forced Organ Harvesting: Experts

A group of international advocates are calling on countries including the United States to do more to hold China accountable for its state-sanctioned practice of harvesting organs……

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GOP Reps. Urge IG to Investigate NIH Relationship With Wuhan Lab

A group of Republican Representatives sent a letter on Tuesday to Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Inspector General Christi Grimm requesting an investigation into the Natio……

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A2 Milk Shares Spill After Chinese ‘Personal Shopper’ Market Collapses

A2 Milk shares have plummeted to a two-year low after the company revealed a large fall in profit caused by COVID-19 restrictions.The latest interim report for the company (pdf) ……

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Top Republican Compares House Democrats’ Attempt to Deplatform Fox News With CCP Censorship

The top Republican House member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday criticized an attempt by House Democrats to pressure television carriers to deplatform Fox ……

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Biden Signs Executive Order to Fortify Critical Supply Chains

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Feb. 24 to bolster the resilience of supply chains for four critical industries following a slew of recent production shortages th……

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Investigative Report: The Reason Behind Blackouts Across China

The recent blackout in Texas in the United States has drawn a lot of attention from all over the world, but not many people know that similar blackouts have happened in many citie……

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California Can Enforce Net Neutrality Law, Federal Judge Rules

A federal judge in California has ruled that California can enforce its net neutrality law, rejecting efforts from a group of internet service providers seeking to block the measu……

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China Will Exploit Paris Climate Accord to Undermine US: Expert

After the Biden administration rejoined the Paris Climate Accord on Feb. 19, reversing the policies of the previous administration, experts warned that it will benefit China and t……

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Chinese Regime Is ‘Authoritarian Adversary’ Posing ‘Biggest Geopolitical Test’: Biden CIA Director Nominee

President Joe Biden’s CIA director nominee William Burns told a Senate committee on Feb. 24 that the Chinese regime’s “adversarial, predatory” leadership poses the “greatest geopo……

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CIA Nominee Says He Cut Ties With Chinese Propaganda Group as President of Foreign Policy Think Tank

President Joe Biden’s nominee for CIA director spoke candidly on Wednesday about the Chinese government’s authoritarian bent, and its use of front groups to influence U.S. poli……

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