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The cross-strait truce is definitely gone. China is stepping up its pressure on Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen of the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party, amid concerns in Taipei that the mainland is deliberately trying to erode its system of international relations. After the loss of diplomatic recognition from two tiny African countries, now Taiwan is focused on Beijing’s courting of the Vatican State, but also of its political allies in Latin America.
Opposition parties denounce PM's populist steps as a ploy to win upcoming assembly elections; minister says fight against corruption is not over yet
The editor of First Things on Donald Trump and the limits of multi-cultural democracy
Report: 90,000 Christians Killed for Their Faith in 2016
During the year 2016, some 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith around the world, according to a new study from the Turin-based Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR).
DELINGPOLE: Rules for Righties — a War-Winning Manifesto for 2017
2016 was a great year for most of us – but just because we’ve gained the beachhead doesn’t mean we’re going to win the war. With Brexit and Donald Trump, we’ve done the equivalent of capturing everywhere from Pointe Du Hoc to Pegasus Bridge. But just like with D-Day, the worst of the fighting is yet to come.
Study: Christians Most Persecuted Religious Group in the World
Here’s a study you won’t find in any of the major-media headlines. According to the Director of the Centre for Studies on New Religions (Cesnur), Massimo Introvigne, Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, with over 90,000 Christians killed in 2016 alone.
TOIL, TERROR, TEARS, TRIUMPHS IN BUILDING AMERICAN WEST
TOP 10 STORIES OF 2016
Why Did Leon Trotsky Favor Eugenics?
Was his push for eugenics driven by racial panic, as was the case with many Progressive Era intellectuals? Was it merely a general desire to improve the genetic composition of the average person? Puritanism maybe? Or perhaps it was actually a political motivation. Maybe the ultimate answer to the “bourgeois mind” was extermination through sterilization, exclusion, impoverishment, and death in one generation?
We owe our neighbors our best efforts to prevent further diminishments of the common good. But we also need to adopt a Franciscan disposition toward the coming challenges. That means embracing persecution as more than the necessary cost of discipleship.
Fears are growing over the whereabouts of Clinton Foundation CEO Eric Braverman after he went missing in October following accusations that he leaked the Podesta emails to WikiLeaks.
Grant County Sheriff's Office: Stay off roads until weather passes
Grant County says drifting snow is causing zero visibility points east of Moses Lake.
Texas Judge Thwarts Obama Transgender Plan
It's the second time Reed O'Connor has blocked the overreach of the Democrat president
Our brief review here demonstrates both the leading role the Fed played in creating the housing bubble — the January and February 2004 speeches — and the many mutually exclusive positions the Fed took on bubbles. In spite of being exposed in what is either a self-exculpating lie (the claim that bubbles can only be seen after they burst) or a sign of gross incompetence (the failure to see two of the largest financial bubbles in history), no Fed official has ever been asked to explain or rationalize the Fed’s contradictory positions on bubbles. Whether anyone from the Fed is ever forced to do so or not, it is obvious the Fed has much to answer for concerning all the economic hardships their bubble befuddlement has caused.
Unplugging is unreal: Facebook doesn’t tell users everything it really knows about them
Facebook reveals how it categorizes users. It doesn’t reveal the data it is buying about their offline lives
Blustery weather to drive wind chills below zero
A lingering snowstorm over the weekend was partly responsible for dozens of vehicle collisions Sunday across the region. About 33 collisions were reported in Spokane County by midafternoon Sunday, many of which were attributed to poor weather conditions and slick roads, according to the Washington State Patrol. Collisions on Interstate 90 near Lincoln Street and in Spokane Valley blocked parts of the highway. The Idaho State Police reported nine collisions in Kootenai County.