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John Conyers Resigns From Congress Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Congressman John Conyers has announced the conclusion to a long political career on bad terms. After serving more than five decades and becoming one of the most prominent elected Democrats and a civil rights icon, he was forced out of his post after multiple allegations of misconduct surfaced. Conyers’ career began back in the fifties as a congressional aide, before becoming first elected almost a decade later. Known as the “Dean of the House,” he is currently the longest tenured member of Congress and one of the longest serving in history. He is 88 years old. The revelations were difficult… Keep Reading


The New Colossus Criteria

When Emma Lazarus wrote The New Colossus in 1883 she may or may not have been aware that, 6,500 miles to the east in the Arabian Peninsula, the Al Saud were clashing with their bitter rivals, the al-Rashids from the city of Hayil. Things didn’t go well for the Al Saud and, consequently, they were driven from Ndaj into exile, eventually settling in Kuwait. It’s a fascinating story and perhaps Miss Lazarus would have agreed. Warring factions and power struggles aren’t unique to Islam. For centuries, bitter rivalries between the monarchical governments of Europe tormented the continent with near non-stop bloodshed.… Keep Reading

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