5 Facts about Jewish High Holy Days

The Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah ended last week, and the holy day of Yom Kippur ends tonight at sundown (see also: FAQ: What is Yom Kippur?). Here are five facts you should know about the High Holy Days on the Jewish calendar: 1. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about hurricanes

Hurricane Florence has struck the Carolinas, dumping massive amounts of rain that could trigger catastrophic floods inland. Here are five facts you should know about these types of deadly storms: 1. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about the 9/11 aftermath

Today marks the 17th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil. Here are five facts you should know about what happened in the aftermath of the events on September 11, 2001: 1. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about Russian President Vladimir Putin

President Donald Trump met today with Vladimir Putin for a summit in Helsinki, Finland. Here are five facts you should know about the powerful and controversial Russian president. 1. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born in Cold War era Russia in 1952. Continue Reading...

5 things Christians and Muslims can agree on

At Acton University, Turkish Islamic scholar, Mustafa Akyol, gave multiple lectures on Islam, discussing topics ranging from its history to its controversial practices. Akyol has been speaking at Acton University for many years now and is a respected scholar in fields of Islam, politics, and Turkish affairs. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about Independence Day

  July 4, 2018 will be America’s 242nd Independence Day, the day Americans celebrate our Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. Here are five facts you should know about America’s founding document and the day set aside for its commemoration. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about North Korea’s Kim dynasty

President Trump will begin a historic summit tomorrow with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Here are five facts you should know about the Kim family, the secretive autocratic regime that has ruled North Korea for more than sixty years. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about Karl Marx

This Saturday is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, the most destructively influential writer on economics in world history. Here are five facts should know about the German philosopher and co-author of The Communist Manifesto: 1. Continue Reading...

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