Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, millions of people around the world have convinced themselves that the actual perpetrators were not al-Qaeda terrorists, but elements within the U.S. government seeking a pretext to launch wars abroad and enact draconian laws at home. These “9/11 Truthers” are not alone. They are part of a vast conspiracist subculture […]

In her controversial new book, “The Cheating Guide” (From A Woman’s Point of View), author Jay West gives insight to the many questions she says people have about playing the cheating game. The book is intended as a guide for men and claims that the fantasy affair is achievable if you know the rules and […]

By the year 2030, one billion people on the planet will be over the age of 65. Plus, for the first time in history, the number of those who are older than 50 will be greater than those under 17. As more and more people get older, it means that our world is about to undergo […]

White privilege is a term that has historically been used to identify the privileges, opportunities, and gratuities offered by the American society to anyone who is Caucasian and not a member of an ethnic group. This has manifested itself in a number of ways, such as, better housing, education, economic opportunities, and higher wages, etc. […]

What do former US Secretary of State George Schultz, US Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volker, the former Presidents/Prime Ministers of Colombia, Greece, Mexico, Switzerland and Brazil (along with many other top world leaders) all have in common? As part of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, they issued a report late last week stating, “The […]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The general topic of attractiveness is important to members of virtually every culture, especially to the young who seek romantic partners and to those who seek to extend their influence in society through contact with others. Attractiveness is significant to each individual and to most people whom the person meets, and the effects of […]

Spirituality vs. Religion The battle between progressive spirituality and traditional religion is exploding into mainstream culture like never before. And its outcome hinges on just one question: When it comes to navigating the spiritual life, who is the ultimate authority? The church? The guru? Or . . . you? According to Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, […]

Do we pay too much attention to terrorism? The United States Department of Defense defines terrorism as “the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological.” Within this definition, […]

According to a comprehensive review of studies on the death penalty by Matthew Robinson, Professor of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University, the death penalty in North Carolina is expensive, racially biased and ineffective.  Prof. Robinson analyzed data from more than 20 death penalty studies and found them to be remarkably consistent in […]

The end of the world is upon us; May 21, 2011 to be exact. That’s the date when Harold Camping, a preacher from Oakland, California, is confidently predicting the Second Coming of the Lord. At about 6pm, he reckons 2 per cent of the world’s population will be immediately “raptured” to Heaven, while the rest of us […]