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The moment of the fool

By Robert C. Koehler Obama . . . Trump. Could there be a bigger contrast — in attitude, style, comportment, philosophy? What irony that the two names are now linked in history: Donald Trump forever the successor to Barack Obama, forever the orange-haired blot on his legacy, forever the surrealistic next chapter of the American […]

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President Donald Trump Should Make a Deal with North Korea

By Kevin Martin President Donald Trump likes to be known for his deal-making, and now he has the opportunity to make deals that can impact world peace and security, not just real estate or other business deals for his profit. North Korea would be a great place to start. Former President Barack Obama described North […]

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WAR, MASS MURDER AND THE AMERICAN WAY

By Robert C. Koehler He sat with them for an hour in prayer. Then he pulled his gun out and started shooting. And today our national numbness is wrapped in a Confederate flag. The young man who killed nine members of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday night was an old-school racist. “I have to […]

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Great Speech in Selma, Mr. President!

By Winslow Myers Very stirring and eloquent words at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Mr. President, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march. “What they did here will reverberate through the ages.  Not because the change they won was preordained; not because their victory was complete; but because they proved that nonviolent change […]

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Obama Extends War in Afghanistan

by Kathy Kelly News agencies reported this morning that weeks ago President Obama signed an order, kept secret until now, to authorize continuation of the Afghan war for at least another year. The order authorizes U.S. airstrikes “to support Afghan military operations in the country” and U.S. ground troops to continue normal operations, which is […]

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ISIL, the US, and curing our addiction to violence

by Erin Niemela and Tom H. Hastings President Obama’s Wednesday night address on the Islamic State (ISIL) reintroduced a war weary nation to more violent intervention in Iraq, another war weary nation. The Obama administration claims that airstrikes, military advisors and a Muslim states-American military coalition are the most effective counterterrorism tactics, but that is […]

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Our Education Crisis: American Children Afraid to Learn

by Jeanine Russaw “Why are you [reading] so much?” “Why are you speaking so properly?” On July 27, at a town hall in Washington D.C., President Obama illuminated these questions—questions he often hears from youth in predominately black neighborhoods where some children are afraid to learn. Yes, afraid.  This fear is brought on by the […]

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Tarkanian Statement on the Obama Downgrade

By: Nevada Republican Party News Release Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Republican Party Chairman, Amy Tarkanian, released the following statement on President Obama’s debt rating downgrade: “The Obama Downgrade, the first debt rating downgrade in United States history, is a stark reminder of President Obama’s astonishing lack of leadership and unwillingness to reign in Washington’s out-of-control […]

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