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I'm Irish in This Way

Terry Marotta | Posted 05.17.2014 | Good News
Terry Marotta

I am Irish in the way that I know the story of the first of us to come here, a woman in her 50s in the 1850s, fed up with the injustice of it all, the hunger and the dying and finally, last straw, the death of her only son in the Crimean war, his blood spilled for England, in England's war.

Religion Cause for War?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

If organized religion is not exclusively responsible for war, nonetheless, it is fair to ask does it justify our loyalty at least for preventing conflict and killing? More fundamentally, does organized religion tip the scales for peace over war? 

Old Leaves Reveal Cause Of Great Famine

| Posted 05.23.2013 | Science

By Ann Gibbons More than 1 million people died of starvation and disease during the Irish Potato Famine (also known as the Great Famine), between 1...

The Real Irish American Story Not Taught in Schools

Bill Bigelow | Posted 05.14.2012 | Education
Bill Bigelow

First, does anyone really think that students will remember anything from the books' dull and lifeless paragraphs? Today's textbooks contain no stories of actual people. We meet no one, learn nothing of anyone's life, encounter no injustice, no resistance. This is a curriculum bound for boredom.