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2015: A Look Ahead 0

Ahhhh … 2015. Nobody knows for certain what the new year will hold. That’s probably for the best — if we did know what was going to happen this year, we might be less inclined to even follow through on all those resolutions we’ve made. Like you, I too just have to be patient and […]

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Posted on: 12-30-2014
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2014: The Good News! 0

With the new year approaching, everyone is taking a look back at 2014. What they’re seeing isn’t always pretty, but the truth is that there was plenty of good news in the past 12 months that should be appreciated. So let’s take one more look back at 2014, but this time through slightly rose-colored glasses. […]

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Posted on: 12-23-2014
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Get off the sideline: The best way to honor slain schoolchildren 0

When I saw these words on Twitter, I couldn’t help but put down my tablet: “They say the smallest coffins are the heaviest to carry.” They weigh heaviest upon the heart. First the Sydney attack Monday, then all too soon there came the school killings Tuesday — 145 people, 132 of them children — in […]

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Posted on: 12-19-2014
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Lame Duck Ends on a Wing and a Prayer 0

The “lame duck” Congress limped to an end and was able, despite gridlock, to make some accomplishments. For the record, this was the 113th elected Congress. Historians have already labeled it the “least productive” Congress in decades. NBC researchers found only 203 bills became law, down from the previously least productive 112th Congress, which enacted […]

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Posted on: 12-18-2014
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Regarding CIA Torture, the Truth Shall Make You Free 0

In a March 2014 letter to CIA Director John Brennan, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) wrote, ” … on only his third day in office, President Obama issued Executive Order 13491 ending the use of abusive interrogation techniques. On Dec. 9, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), in a speech on the Senate floor on the newly released […]

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Posted on: 12-11-2014
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What Will It Take to Rebuild Trust? 0

Civil rights leaders, led by Marc Morial of the National Urban League, met in New York City on Dec. 4 to discuss steps that should be taken to help rebuild trust between law enforcement officials and the citizens they are sworn to protect. The leaders promised to hold a march on Dec. 13 in Washington, […]

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Posted on: 12-4-2014
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After Ferguson we need a national commission on justice 0

On the night the Ferguson Grand jury’s decision broke, a friend sent me an email: “Something was clearly broken in the Ferguson community long before Michael Brown died. Time and energy needs to be spent on figuring out what went wrong and how you begin again to build trust — because it will have to […]

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Posted on: 12-1-2014
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No Wasted Opportunity to Fight Hunger 0

A story from almost everyone’s childhood involves being told they should finish eating all of their dinner. After all, the argument went, a child living in Somalia, Indonesia or even down in Honduras, is going without food as you sit there and waste yours. Today in America, parents don’t have to point to a faraway, […]

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Posted on: 11-27-2014
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We Can Fix Our Broken Immigration System 0

After months and months of delay, President Barack Obama has decided to issue an executive order of reforms to fix our broken immigration system. It’s about time. It’s been over 500 days since the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill with strong bipartisan support. That bill continues to await consideration in the U.S. […]

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Posted on: 11-20-2014
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‘Affordable’ Is in the Name 0

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now a year old. And it’s still growing up. Well, for the time being. Four justices of the Supreme Court have decided to hear a case (King v. Burwell) about whether or not Obamacare tax credits, or subsidies, for citizens are legal. The case is based on legislative language […]

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Posted on: 11-13-2014
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