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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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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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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Up North Korea, With a Paddle

For as long as I have been alive, The Democratic People’s  Republic of Korea, better known as North Korea, has been a secretive, pariah state, characterized by a tinpot dictatorship and the suffering of its people, which continues to this date. The most people often learn about North Korea, other…

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