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Salem-News.com (Jun-05-2023 18:15)

Vlad the Conqueror Reflects on His Glory

Satire Blending Imaginary Thoughts with Historical Facts

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Peter the Great Striding masterfully through St. George’s Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace, Vlad the Conqueror pondered his role as a Man of Destiny.

“It’s not easy to measure up to the past leaders of Russia,” he brooded.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-03-2023 18:13)

Disconnecting War from Its Consequences

Rev. Nathan Baxter called on the nation’s leaders to “not become the evil we deplore.” (Memorial Service for 9/11/2001)

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - John Singer Sargent Twenty-two years ago, Congress put sanity up for a vote. Sanity lost in the House, 420-1. It lost in the Senate, 98-0.

Barbara Lee’s lone vote for sanity remains a tiny light of courageous hope flickering in a chaotic world.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-03-2023 14:57)

Thacker Pass, An Archaeological Perspective

We want to do better, but we’re doing the worst possible thing. And sometimes we confuse the two.

(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) - Bomb squad Austin Ringelstein joined the U.S. Navy before 911. After, he wound up on the bomb squad, defusing munitions in Iraq.

Now he's on a "bomb squad" of a different kind: helping to defuse the "bombs" of failure to consult and its resulting disharmony at Thacker Pass and beyond.

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Salem-News.com (May-30-2023 22:19)

The Power of Nonviolence: Myths and Reality

A thoughtful analysis of the ways we wage conflict and the destructive or constructive outcomes.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Martin Luther King A commonly held myth is that war concludes well with peace. In fact, conflict research shows that the losing side may accept defeat in a public-facing manner, only to fester and plot to get revenge later.

Violence and war generally lead to further violence and war.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-21-2023 13:18)

Comment on Dominion v. Fox News Settlement

Have the chickens finally come home to roost for Fox News?

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA.) - Salem-News.com Fox News reached a settlement with Dominion Voting Systems for more than $787 million.

Prior to the settlement, the Court had already ruled that 20 Fox News broadcasts from late 2020 contained blatantly untrue assertions that Dominion rigged the 2020 presidential election.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-13-2023 19:45)

The Land You Know Has Been Given to You

A new series on Lithium mining begins at the Ft. Yuma Indian Reservation.

(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) - Kwaatsan I met Preston Arrow-weed along an empty stretch of highway in the Mojave desert, at a place long ago inhabited by the Kamya and Quechan peoples.

His people had lived there. There were hundreds of small cairns, denoting cremations, the locations of the burials of people who once fished from its shores.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-31-2023 18:49)

Seven Words/Phrases You Should Never Say Regarding the OxyContin/Drug/Fentanyl Crisis!

The fentanyl crisis has escalated out of control.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - drug use Anyone remember the late, great comedian George Carlin? He was known for -- and received some bad press -- for his "Seven Words You Can Never Say on TV."

How about I introduce you to the "Seven Words/Phrases You Should Never Say Regarding the OxyContin/Drug/Fentanyl Crisis"?

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Salem-News.com (Mar-20-2023 15:59)

Staying Alive in a Country of Death

The Pentagon remains the only government institution awash in unlimited funding.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - mad as hell “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”

So screamed the character Howard Beale in the 1976 movie “Network,” a prescient commentary on the corporate capture and slow suffocation of America. Howard was a prime-time news anchor who’d had enough.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-20-2023 14:59)

Divided GOP Support for Ukraine

If Putin succeeds in Ukraine, he won’t stop there.

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA.) - Ukraine I have heard the occasional comment, especially among some GOP presidential candidates, asking why America should care about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as the war is so far away and is not a threat to our national security or to Western Europe.

Strange, when the GOP is traditionally a hawkish foreign policy party.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-17-2023 14:16)

ITHAKA: A Father - A Family - A Fight For Justice

The film, Ithaka, exposes the brutal realities of the campaign to free Julian Assange.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Ithaka film A new film from Ben Lawrence has just been released following John Shipton’s journey around the globe advocating for his son, Julian Assange, in the face of legal battles and media glare.

A moving and intimate portrayal of one father’s fight to save his son.

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