More Sheriffs Refuse to Send Deputies and Resources to Standing Rock

North Dakota is stretched thin in its battle to protect the Dakota Access pipeline construction: Costs are nearing $15 million, and police reinforcements are diminishing. By Jenni Monet / 11.23.2016 Photos by Rob Wilson Agents with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be the latest agency assisting Morton County Sheriff Department deputies to guard[…]

The Dual Purpose of the Declaration of Independence

By Dr. Larry D. Ferreiro / 11.20.2016 Professor of History and Engineering George Mason University, Virginia / Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey On a warm summer’s day in Philadelphia in 1776, early in the throes of American Revolution, Thomas Jefferson wrestled with the opening sentences of a document to King Louis XVI of France[…]

Veterans Plan “Deployment” to Join Water Protectors’ Battle Against DAPL

Water protectors march against the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Photo: Andrew Cullen/Reuters) “Let’s stop this savage injustice being committed right here at home. If not us, who? If not now, when?” By Nika Knight / 11.24.2016 Over 1,000 U.S. military veterans are planning to “deploy” to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and peacefully support the[…]

Corona Brewery Founder makes Everyone in His Home Village a Millionaire

11.25.2016 The 80 inhabitants of a small Spanish village by the name of Cerezales del Condado have all become millionaires overnight, after inheriting roughly $210 million from Antonino Fernández, the founder of the world famous Corona Brewery. Fernández was born and raised in Cerezales del Condado, before emigrating to Mexico in 1949, at the age of 32, to work[…]

How to Say Thanks Without Feeling Indebted

Gifts should make us feel grateful—but sometimes we only feel guilty or obligated to reciprocate. Here are four ways to stay grateful. By Jill Suttie, Psy.D. / 11.23.2016 I’s hard not to think about the healing power of gratitude in our lives. Feeling grateful can give us a warm glow of happiness, increase our trust,[…]