Daily Archives: February 7, 2011

The Swamp War: Costa Rica vs. Nicaragua

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before:  a nation lacking any armed forces whatsoever takes its neighbor to the International Court in the Hague over the dredging of a swamp and the nation doing the dredging (which backs up … Continue reading

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A Republic, If You Can Keep It

Today the results of the recent South Sudan referendum came out, showing a landslide vote for independence among the inhabitants of South Sudan.  The option of independence received 98.83% of the vote [1], about as close as unanimity that is … Continue reading

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Personal Profile: Heman The Ezrahite

If I had to name the one person in the Bible I was most like, Heman the Ezrahite would be on the short list of names.  Heman is one of the most obscure people of the Bible, and is obscure … Continue reading

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Personal Profile: Elkanah

The first member of the Sons of Korah to have an illustrious and extended introduction in the Bible is Elkanah, in the opening chapters of 1 Samuel.  Elkanah is notable in the Bible for three things:  first, for the disagreement … Continue reading

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