China and Russia have deepened their cooperation in recent years in large part thanks to the US decoupling itself from many regions as it focuses on domestic issues. We are experiencing a new cold war which has already begun and is about to go global.
The overall picture is dire for the Episcopal Church -- at the current rate of decline the church will be empty by 2050. There is one overriding reason for this massive loss: People don't want to belong to a denomination that is Christian in name only.
Food pantries and food banks are a key economic indicator for tracking poverty levels and financial instability in the US, and in the past few months they have been ringing alarm bells.
A confluence of circumstances led the latest round of fighting to conclude as the most successful operation Israel has ever waged in Gaza. Palestinian Islamic Jihad suffered an unprecedentedly severe blow, while Israel emerged largely unscathed.
During the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England a giant mechanical bull with glowing red eyes was rolled out into the center of Alexander Stadium. The bull was approximately 10 meters high, dwarfing all of the human participants that were involved in the performance.
The difference between the reaction to COVID and the reaction to monkeypox is not a revelation, per se--but it is certainly a reminder of who has privilege in this society and who does not.