Germany’s Political Center Needs to Hold

December 5, 2017

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The crisis over government formation in Berlin has raised to the possibility of fresh elections in Germany, and the ripple effect of instability in the European Union. Germany held elections last September. The breakdown in talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and potential partners has dealt a blow to a time-tested post-War model […]

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Rich Divides America

November 14, 2017

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It is sad the only time American citizens have been so divided was prior to the Civil War. Are we really approaching that level of separation? A divided America prior to 1860 took us to the Civil War. Four years into the war our president gave an address at Gettysburg that for me defines the […]

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Trump’s Immigration Order Wrong

October 31, 2017

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President Trump said he was going after criminals, but his immigration agents detained a 10-year-old cerebral palsy patient at the hospital. Rosamaria Hernandez was brought to this country when she was only 3 months old, but when she was rushing in an ambulance to surgery, she was priority for deportation. The polices put forward by […]

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Restore Truth and Civility

October 26, 2017

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Everyone makes stupid mistakes including the president and his chief of staff. No doubt President Trump meant well when he called the widow of a soldier who was slain recently in the line of duty in Niger. But whatever the president intended it apparently came put clumsily and greatly offended the widow. To compound the […]

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Destroying Everything Obama

October 17, 2017

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The 2016 election showed the great divide that exists in our nation, and many voters for President Trump expressed how they felt about former President Barack Obama. I get that Obama’s Administration made more use of power of government to impact people’s lives than past presidents. I get that many folks don’t want assistance and […]

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Same Health Care for All

October 10, 2017

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I recently watched U.S. Representative Steve Scalise describe his horrific experience after the June 14 shooting at the baseball field near Washington D.C. His recovery is miraculous, thanks in part to the excellent health care he has as a government official. And then we watch U.S. Senator John McCain, who is struggling with cancer, fight […]

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Educating Youth About History

October 3, 2017

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“Don’t be selfish, Melba!” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. charged a tearful, 16-year-old Melba Pattillo as she hesitated to attend Little Rock Central High School in September 1957. “Stop complaining! You are not doing this for yourself, you are doing it for generations you have not seen, who you have not met,” he strongly admonished […]

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