Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Thankfulness

When Abraham Lincoln established a regular holiday for Thanksgiving in the midst of our brutal civil war, one could argue he envisioned a time where we would share a common meal and, despite the hardships we have endured over the preceding year, we would go around a table and reflect…

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Jeff Flake finds his ‘Sense of Decency’

Known for being august and reserved (if not somewhat boring), the United States Senate is not somewhere one goes for impassioned debate or scathing critiques. Such scintillating content is more often found in the lower chamber on the other end of Capitol Hill or the House of Commons in the…

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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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Lessons from the Cold War

With the recent news of the escalation of incendiary rhetoric between the United States and North Korea, sometimes it is hard to tell the differentiate between the words of President Trump and those of Kim Jong-Un. While Defense Secretary Jim Mattis argues America’s diplomatic efforts are working, others are speculating…

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Storming the Bastille

A political neophyte takes controls of the reins of power. His foreign-born wife seems more concerned with fashion and wealth than the needs of the people, many of whom are struggling. One reckless decision after another leave average citizens afraid for their well-being and hoping for radical change. A group…

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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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The Wolves Are Circling

In recent weeks, calls to remove President Donald Trump have grown more and more incessant. Not surprisingly, much of this is coming from Democrats, but even Republican stalwarts like Sen. John McCain and former Sen Rick Santorum are voicing their concerns. Speaker Paul Ryan may have given Trump his support,…

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Are We Headed for WWIII?

On April 7, President Donald Trump ordered a cruise-missile strike against a Syrian airbase, in response to President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected, deadly use of chemical weapons on Syrian rebels and civilians. The following day, Russia deployed their “most advanced Black Sea frigate” to the area of the U.S. destroyers that launched…

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