The Heroes of Sutherland Springs

There was a gentle November breeze that Sunday morning. The autumn clouds were scattered throughout the sapphire Texas sky, and residents of the small town of Sutherland Springs gathered together for church, like so many other devout men and women across the nation. Some worshiped and prayed; others prepped for…

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Enough to Go Around?

“I think there’s blame on both sides.” said President Donald Trump, regarding the chaos that broke out between the “Alt–Right” and “Antifa” in Charlottesville, Virginia. “You had a group on one side that was bad. You had a group on the other side that was also very violent. Nobody wants…

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A New Time for Choosing

In the aftermath of the horribly tragic deaths that have come out of the white supremacist march and counter protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, the county seems to be searching for someone to provide perspective and solace in these troubled times. President Trump’s words were found lacking, while Virginia Gov. Terry…

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Neutrality in Name Only

In a letter sent to Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington), Education Secretary Betsy DeVos roughly outlined her goals for the Department’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR). According to DeVos, the OCR will return to being a “neutral” body in its handling of Civil Rights violations. DeVos was careful enough to qualify…

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The Hack Heard ‘Round The World

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about the potential Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and what then-candidate Trump and his closest advisers knew about the situation. The first story can be found here. Once again, my planned blog post could not keep up…

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Finding a Better Way to Draw the Lines

James Madison said in Federalist No. 52, “where annual elections end, tyranny begins;” which prompts the question: ‘how close to tyranny do we come, when those annual elections are shaped to all but ensure a nominee’s victory?’ This is precisely the question the Supreme Court will have to ask in what…

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