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Trump and the Military

President Donald Trump's frayed relations with the U.S. military could imperil some of his most notable achievements.

The relationship between Trump and America's admirals and generals has reached a low point. This is a shame because it may imperil the Trump presidency and is terrible for the republic.

Moreover, it is a real shame because the ...Read more

Mainstream media's reporting on 'soaring' COVID-19 numbers is highly suspect

For weeks, medical experts and the news media have told us that if we begin to reopen various aspects of the economy, there would be a resulting spike in COVID-19 cases. It appears that they were correct. They warned against the hasty reopening of restaurants and other industries, arguing that if we did so too quickly, then we would undo the ...Read more

Kanye's run makes options for many young Americans (especially African Americans) stronger

Kanye West held his first campaign rally this week in South Carolina. The clickbait headlines splashed across the internet are characterizing the event as "bizarre," "chaotic" and "rambling." But Americans might want to take the campaign seriously, even if they shouldn't take the man himself seriously.

Since West announced on July 4 that he was...Read more

Support for BLM should be a private matter that occurs only in private time

I have always believed that bureaucrats working on behalf of the American people should be visibly neutral politically. We shouldn't know what their political ideologies are or what political parties they belong to or the causes they support.

This is not a partisan issue but an issue of public trust and the importance of neutrality among our ...Read more

The sentiment of "Americans first and foremost" has become a foreign concept

It certainly doesn't seem like we can put faith in the media or political parties, and, unfortunately, a growing number of Americans say that they no longer trust each other either. In a world that is as divided and self-righteous as ours is currently, this should come as no surprise.

This level of division offers opportunities for our ...Read more

Early rising is part of my daily litany

The sun rose yesterday in Washington, D.C., at 6:02 a.m. I made my routine morning run in the silence of dawn, passing the Lincoln Memorial and running along the still water of the Reflecting Pool. Like the giant sculpture of President Lincoln, I faced due east and watched as the sun rose over the horizon, melting the pockets of nighttime ...Read more

Reflecting on The 1619 Project

In the wake of recent Black Lives Matter protests -- in response to the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer and the important dialog that has resulted -- I am inclined to revisit The New York Times' controversial 1619 Project. This project propagates a popular narrative, which has taken hold among many in the media, politics ...Read more

It's time to talk about recession

Is America in a recession? It's an unpopular question to ask, but its been over three months since COVID-19 restrictions were initiated. It is time for us to get realistic about where we are economically so that we can take the proper steps to minimize further damage. The unfortunate reality is that it is likely that it will take several years ...Read more

While much of white America reckons with Black Lives Matter, others feel marginalized

Scenes of largely white crowds across the world demonstrating in support of Black Lives Matter in the wake of George Floyd's murder are reminiscent of another watershed moment in America -- the 1960s civil rights revolution. Through the historic '60s, white America finally awakened to the plight of blacks in this country. What followed was an ...Read more

A lack of leadership and foreign interference have brought us to this

The orchestrated violence roiling an increasing number of American cities is cause for considerable concern. There are myriad explanations being offered by the media and pundits. But the voices that are largely silent during this time of chaos are the very people who are a central factor in the lawlessness and violence that is spreading.

Our ...Read more

The disinformation pandemic is more dangrerous than COVID 19

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages across the world, there is another quieter pandemic creeping across the country: the disinformation pandemic.

And a pandemic it is, because this is a global problem. Insidious actors outside of the United States who want to increase their nefarious influence on our country are using bots and other technology to ...Read more

McEnany answers a question with more questions and eviscerates the press

When newly minted White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany took the stage last week for the first time -- the first time a Trump press secretary has issued a formal conference in over six months -- she encountered a ravenously bloodthirsty media gaggle. It was ready to pounce. Would they be able to totally eviscerate her as they had a slew ...Read more

ESPN's 'Last Dance' replete with life lessons

ESPN's documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls is already receiving rave reviews for shining a spotlight on not only the greatest basketball player ever but one of the best athletes of all time. Four episodes into the 10-part series, "The Last Dance" has already underscored the vital role that family plays, especially in the lives of...Read more

 

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