by Dr. David Pence and A. Joseph Lynch
SORTING OUT THE MINNESOTA SHOOTING OF PHILANDO CASTILE
A profile of the policeman.
Many traffic stops for Mr. Castile.
BATON ROUGE AND ALTON STERLING
A damning video.
BLACK LIVES AND POLICE VIOLENCE
Giuliani on saving black lives.
The Hands Up, Don’t Shoot Hoax -- a liberal black reporter admits he got it wrong.
The two gun cultures by Cain Pence.
Policeman at home kills bipolar intruder after email exchange on BLM: white shooter and black victim.
President Obama at memorial of five slain officers.
President Bush at memorial.
Radical Islam Black Lives Matter and leftist transformation.
A popular black writer sees tit for tat in execution of Dallas police officers.
AFRICAN CARDINALS CHASTISE US CATHOLICS ON SEXUAL IMMORALITY
Two cardinals from Africa mince no words.
A brief history of cardinals from Taylor Marshall.
Putting God at the center of worship -- a Catholic debate.
Speaking of Catholic debates, Dr Pence and Fr John Echert debate on You Tube: on Pope Francis and marriage.
PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL IN CRETE
From same author: good description of religious actors in Ukraine.
RUSSIA IS NOT OUR ENEMY
Reevaluating the hysteria about Russia and Vladimir Putin.
US and Russia pledge more cooperation in Syria against ISIS. This is a very positive development which should not be met with an oppositional partisan reflex.
OPPOSITION TO IRAN
The murky world of Congressional endorsements, speaker fees, and Saudi lobbying.
TURKEY: THE COUP
Turkey and President Erdogan have the potential to play a very good or very bad role in the reformation of Sunni Islam. It is very important to have an accurate view of the Gulen movement. Toward that goal -- some different views. Is it a moderate front or a more malignant form of Islam? or the "moderate Islam" so many of the West are seeking.
Global civics and Islam.
Are Erdogan foreign policy mishaps a possible cause of coup?
Best analysis post coup from War on Rocks.
CHINA CLAIM TO THE SEA -- INTERNATIONAL COURT CLAIM TO AUTHORITY
The court rules as expected.
Watch that map: South China Sea and competing claims.
China joins US in ignoring a law the US refused to agree with.
NEW ALLIANCES IN MIDEAST STRESS ESTABLISHED NATION STATES
ISIS not the major security concern of Israel.
ISRAEL IS ONE STATE THAT DOESN’T NEED TO BE DIVIDED
A new Sunni state may be needed in the Mideast but it shouldn’t be cut out of Israel. It is highly likely that a Trump candidacy will reject the two-state solution which has so paralyzed American foreign policy in the Mideast. Here is a highly negative view of this development, but an accurate view of what may be coming. It would be a change of policy, indeed.
How Trump changed Republican platform.
AOA ON MEN AND RACE IN AMERICA
We have not written about the Dallas shootings and the police shootings of two black men (in Minnesota and Louisiana) which triggered the Black Lives Matter rally and then the Black Power sniper. This breakdown of civic brotherhood is at the core of our concerns here at AOA. We are still taking in what happened. Here are some previous writings:
The betrayal of Selma and black men.
The Benedict Option: Christian Fraternity.
Joshua or Barak: Betraying the Promise.
Heather McDonald on stopping the demonizing of the police. The amplification of the exception in order to obfuscate the obvious.
MIKE PENCE (TRUMP'S RUNNING MATE) IS A CATHOLIC-TURNED-EVANGELICAL