Jim Rogers, best remembered as a mysterious political candidate who had unlikely successes, died on Tuesday at the age of 79 in Durant, Oklahoma.
According to his obituary on the Brown’s Funeral Service website, Rogers was a professor who taught at universities, community colleges, and high schools throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, and Wyoming. He specialized in Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics. The obituary makes no mention of Rogers’s numerous political campaigns. Continue Reading
Today, as I read a Huffington Post article about Kim Kardashian’s Paper Magazine cover and the hilarious responses to it, I was excited by the ease at which people can express themselves today. But just as that thought crossed my mind, I was linked to another Huffington Post article that left me deeply disturbed, and compelled me to write this article.
Apparently, a former contestant from the British version of The Apprentice, named Katie Hopkins, wrote something offensive on Twitter about Palestinians. Now droves of people in the United Kingdom are calling for her prosecution under the Public Order Act 1986, specifically for “stirr[ing] up racial hatred.” Continue Reading
Stashed away at San Antonio’s Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery lies the graves of some 140 Axis Prisoners of War. Entombed here are soldiers who died for Germany, Italy, and Japan while in American captivity during the Second World War. Two of the German soldiers here received high honors, and so, swastikas in iron crosses emblazon their tombstones. These markers bear the words: “He [who lies here] died far from his home for the Führer, people, and fatherland.” May we too remember these men on this Veterans Day.
Politics behind a war should not reflect on the soldiers fighting it. Soldiers are merely the pawns fighting battles for corporate and government interests beyond anyone’s comprehension. The aforementioned men were just as brave and courageous as their American counterparts. They simply had the misfortune of losing the war. Veterans Day is as much about them as any.