Politics and History

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 12:12pm

Surgical Neurology International publishes a two-part series entitled "America, Guns, and Freedom: A Recapitulation of Liberty" and "Shooting Rampages, Mental Health, and the Sensationalization of Violence."

Open-access journal weighs in on the gun control debate from a neurological perspective

As the issue of gun control heats up across the nation, ...


Friday, January 6, 2012 - 12:32pm

Just this week, as I was commenting on Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 or National Defense law that was signed by President Barack Obama, the question came up of whether the Supreme Court would rule this offending portion unconstitutional. My response follows:

As far as the Supreme Court declaring Section 1021 of the NDAA legislation unconstitutional,  I would not be so sure. Even the éminence grises of American jurisprudence confuse sensible “...


Monday, November 28, 2011 - 3:43pm

Nominated by President Barack Obama (after Justice John Paul Stevens retired in April 2010), Elena Kagan has been the first U.S. Supreme Court Justice appointed without prior experience as a judge since the appointment of William Rehnquist in 1972. It now seems to me that her nomination by President Obama was payback for the fact that Kagan had legally represented him in stalling all court challenges attempting to ascertain Obama's citizenship.(1)  But what about her standing on the...


Monday, November 14, 2011 - 12:32pm

Press Release (Monday) November 14, 2011: Stalin's Mysterious Death

Did Stalin, the Soviet dictator, die a peaceful death in his own bed or was he poisoned by Beria? What is the new medical evidence?

With the possible exception of Mao Tse-tung, the greatest mass murderer in history was Joseph Dzhugashvili, who was better known as Stalin (1879-1953). Stalin ruled the Soviet Union virtually from 1924 to 1953 with an iron hand in an atmosphere of perpetual mass...


Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 6:10pm

From 1876 onward, after the North recovered its fortunes and the South was unburdened by the end of Reconstruction, the nation was ruled by laissez-faire capitalism, and freedom flourished for most (not all) of the nations' citizens. The rapid pace of the Industrial Revolution brought about an exemplary standard of living but also new problems for the rapidly developing nation, and socialistic or progressive "reforms" appeared in this country for the first time.

Progressivism as...

Keywords: history, politics, socialism



Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.