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DACA: Trump Upholds the Law and Fails the Spirit of America

President Trump’s decision to rescind support for DACA correctly recognizes immigration reform as a responsibility of Congress. Congress enacts laws, the President enforces those laws, and the Courts ensure the laws meet constitutional standards. As much as I may disagree … Continue reading

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A Rumor of Greatness: Lessons in America’s Past

If we are to make America great again, shouldn’t there be a point in time we can look to as the standard for this greatness? When did we hit the peak of American greatness? What started the decline? Don’t we … Continue reading

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Competing Disappointments: Barack Obama and Donald J. Trump

One of the biggest criticisms early in the Obama administration was his blaming of George Bush for the many problems he faced. It would seem Mr. Trump doesn’t remember this criticism. Mr. Trump is leveling blame on Mr. Obama for … Continue reading

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Russian Hacking, Spokesman Lacking

The Russians hacked and attempted to influence an election. Those who find this troubling consider this a threat to our democracy, some call it an act of war. Those in the Trump camp, who find it inconvenient to their position, … Continue reading

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Trail of Tears: Standing Up Against Standing Rock

Lost amid the celebrations of Thanksgiving and the gluttony of Black Friday, most Americans continue another long tradition, ignoring the plight of Native Americans at the hands of business-driven government power. Government agents using force against a people in much … Continue reading

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America’s Long Walk on a Short Pier

The America I know, the one that once served as a bright shining beacon to the world, is changing. Our headlong panic rush to insulate, rather than defend, ourselves from those that would do us harm is disheartening. Talk of … Continue reading

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Patently Offensive

When did being offended become the national pastime? People take offense at everything they find different or contrary to their own beliefs or perspectives. The concept of tolerance has gone the way of the dinosaur. Something we dig up by … Continue reading

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