First the Gipper, Now the Gypper

The military establishment’s influence on US foreign policy. President Ronald Reagan may have realized at an early age that the popular saying “Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far”, a quotation attributed mainly to Theodore Roosevelt, could form the basis for a successful public life as he appears to have carried …

Natasha From Russia

When you’re privileged enough to attend a top-tier American university such as Duke, losing sight of the fact that your fate may have been different often comes with the package. Strutting to class in a pair of pricey high heels to hear well-paid professors talk and relaxing afterwards with a glass of pinot grigio at …

A Pope For Life

The last Pope could have done more to change the world The passing of a Pope is not meant to engender a universal response such as we have witnessed recently. This response suggests to us that Pope John Paul II was a person for all people, and not the exclusive domain of Catholics. His numerous …

On Virginity

“What IS virginity?” I first knew that different people would answer this question differently as I rode down an escalator in a German shopping mall a few years ago; my friend turned toward me and delivered this peculiar line: “I could de-virginize you right now.” “What?” I wasn’t surprised he had brought up the subject …

The Disgraceful Children of God

God is not to blame, we are If this often preached conciliatory statement is true – that Muslims, Christians, Jews, and the rest of humankind are all, metaphorically speaking, the children of God – then we are indeed a bunch of inco buy cialis online cheapest rrigibly spoilt kids with a very bleak future. True, …