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    Understanding Ferguson

    Of course Darren Wilson is innocent. As he said, he did his job and acted accordingly. He feared for his life. In 1991, Rodney King was severely beaten by four officers with 20 others standing by and watching. Three officers stated that they feared for their lives. Rodney King was a very large man...

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    Now what?

    Congratulations to the Republican Party on their stunning victories in the House, Senate and Governorships albeit under dubious circumstances. My previous column, “A mockery of democracy,” explains my skepticism; nevertheless, we now must reap what we’ve sown.

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    Mockery of democracy

    Well, Tuesday's election has come and gone but as I write this column on Halloween, it's four days before the election and I have no idea what the outcome will be. So there are no sour grapes here. No matter which party prevails, the loser to be sure is American democracy.

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    A real live experiment

    The mid-term election is fast approaching. There are great expectations that Republicans will gain control of the senate. And if they take the presidency in 2016, conservatives believe that America will again be, as Reagan said in his farewell address, that "shining city upon the hill."

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    From sea to shining sea

    Admiral John Nathman, USN (Ret.), former Commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command under President George W. Bush: "There are serious risks to doing nothing about climate change. We can pay now or we're going to pay a whole lot later. The U.S. has a unique opportunity to become energy independent...

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    An American tragedy

    Today is another anniversary of a terrifying and heinous tragedy. The destruction of an American icon, the Twin Towers, and 3,000 of its occupants should never happen again.

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    Black Wall Street

    Stephen Bowden, writer for the American Thinker, in his Nov. 16, 2008 article by the same name says "Racism is dead." He and pundits rationalize that the election of President Obama ushered in a post-racial era, just like how racial discrimination ended when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier...

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    Wrecks and fiddles

    Henny penny, Rome is burning — it's an Obama train wreck. Puhleeeze.

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    Principles lost, another view

    The Declaration of Independence and the writings of Abraham Lincoln and the founding fathers are imbued with principles. Those principles are not unique to Christianity. It surfaces in the teachings of all religions and more importantly, in the philosophy of ethics. These universal principles have...

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    Let freedom ring

    There have been many discussions and stories about the origins of the phrase "Let freedom ring," ranging from the ringing of the Liberty Bell at the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the lyrics in "My Country, 'tis of Thee" by Samuel Francis Smith. Although many differ on its origin, ...

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