NASA Telescopes Find Clues For How Giant Black Holes Formed So Quickly

This illustration represents the best evidence to date that the direct collapse of a gas cloud produced supermassive black holes in the early Universe. Researchers combined data from NASA’s Chandra, Hubble, and Spitzer telescopes to make this discovery. / Credits: NASA/CXC/STScI Using data from NASA’s Great Observatories, astronomers have found the best evidence yet for[…]

YRNF Communications Chair Resigns – Refuses to Compromise Values for Trump

Katrina Elaine Jørgensen Public Post by Katrina Elaine Jørgensen Now-Former Young Republican National Federation Communications Chair 05.23.2016 Resigning as Communications Chair from YRNF To my dear friends at the Young Republican National Federation: Regretfully, I am resigning from my position as Communications Chair with the YRNF. With the practically fulfilled nomination of Donald Trump as[…]

Screw Finding Your Passion

By Mark Manson / 05.22.2016 Why You Should Stop Trying to Discover Your Purpose Remember back when you were a kid? You would just do things. You never thought to yourself, “What are the relative merits of learning baseball versus football?” You just ran around the playground and played baseball and football. You built sand[…]

Theological Networks of Orthodoxy

Fr. Edward Farrugia Professor of Theology Pontifical Oriental Institute Editor: Thomas Bremer Copy Editor: Christina Müller, Claudia Falk Abstract Orthodox networks sustained interrelationships which enforced or shifted theological paradigms consolidating tradition, while seeking not to hamper progress. With the help of the printing-press the Orthodox edited the Fathers. They endorsed the Enlightenment’s emancipation ideal and[…]

What Tax Tricks Doesn’t Trump Want Us to See?

By Dana Milbank / 05.24.2016 Washington Post Columnist A generation after Ronald Reagan denounced the “welfare queen,” the Grand Old Party is evidently on the verge of nominating its first welfare king. Four years ago last week, the party’s 2012 presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, famously wrote off the 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay[…]

Sri Lanka’s Musical Diversity, From Traditional Drumming to Urban Rap

By Amalini De Sayrah / 05.23.2016 All Photos from Amalini De Sayrah, Groundviews The skies overhead were overcast. Strong winds played with the hair of those walking along the ramparts. A light drizzle came and went as it pleased. Far away, there was music. It was coming from the recent Galle Music Festival, which brings together performers from the Northern[…]

Clinton’s ‘Broken Promise’ on California Debate Called ‘Insult’ to Voters

Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders face off during Thursday’s Democratic debate. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters) By Jon Queally / 05.24.2016 Bernie Sanders calls it an “insult” to the people of California while many others consider it a promise broken. With no apparent upside for her campaign and despite an agreement earlier this[…]