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Hatred slashes the bonds of brotherhood

Another news cycle brings with it the news of yet another anti-Semitic attack targeting America's Jewish community, as well as a fresh attack on Christian worshippers at a church in Texas.

The scourge of bigoted hatred is not just alive and well; it is actually enjoying an uptick in this country. We need to be asking some very tough questions ...Read more

In the Soleimani assassination, Trump threads the needle between boldness and rashness

Much of the domestic and international critique of President Donald Trump's unusual and unilateral decision to assassinate top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani centers around two issues. Firstly, was doing so part of a broader strategic aim? And secondly, will the consequences of this action backfire in terms of hampering American interests in the ...Read more

Killing ourselves with hate

The recent shooting inside a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey is the latest example that we Americans are literally killing ourselves with hatred for our neighbors.

It is just the latest in an ever-lengthening litany of putrid examples showing the terrible consequences of hating the "other" rather than loving in our hearts all of ...Read more

America's real 'freedom dividend' is deregulation, lowering taxes, and reducing illegal immigrant labor competition

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is on to something: Americans could use a big "freedom dividend" -- that is, a guaranteed source of income on which they can rely month after month, free from the uncertainties of the job market and employment. But like many Democrats' ideas, Yang's otherwise brilliant insight is corrupted by an ...Read more

Americans should get off of Peloton's case and instead get onto one of the company's bikes

We are fast approaching the end of 2019, and as we close the book on a turbulent decade, nothing summarizes the state of our culture and our unhealthy relationship with contrived outrage quite like the Peloton ad controversy and the wave of hysteria that has followed in its wake. Imagine if we could channel that outrage instead into addressing ...Read more

The 'last real Negus alive' attacks Buttigieg with 'wokeness'

By now it should be clear: Michael Harriot, the self-described "last real Negus alive," doesn't have anything of substance to say about Pete Buttigieg, a leading Democratic presidential candidate; he just wants to write something that sounds "woke." And to pick a Twitter fight over the rather bland, innocuous and unremarkable statements ...Read more

Agreement with AT&T for carriage of WEYI and WWMB

After a nearly six-month blackout, viewers in Flint-Saginaw, Michigan, and Myrtle Beach - Florence, South Carolina, will once again be able to view their local television stations. Following many months of tough negotiations, my broadcast team at Howard Stirk Holdings was able to successfully conclude carriage agreements with pay TV giant AT&T ...Read more

The president's abuse of pardon power degrades national security

The presidential tradition of pardoning a pair of turkeys during the Thanksgiving holiday is a form of nationally accepted dark humor. Legend has it that despite the grand show of mercy for two randomly selected beauties, the president's table is nonetheless always furnished with a cooked cousin. The dark joke is that despite the pardon, at ...Read more

Praise, shade and the politics of public funerals

Public funerals have become somewhat of a unique tradition in American politics. While in times past, deceased politicians, and even famous entertainers, have laid in state -- whether it was Abraham Lincoln or John F. Kennedy -- they were mostly honorific, stately affairs dedicated to honoring the dead and dutifully noting their lifetimes of ...Read more

Trump is the new king of debt

When President Barack Obama nearly doubled the national debt, raising it by almost $9 trillion during his two terms in office, Republicans howled in alarm. Although interest rates were being kept artificially low by the U.S. Fed and global central banks in the aftermath of the Great Recession, there would certainly be a reckoning down the road ...Read more

We need steady leadership, not fire-starters, to guide a divided nation

The current state of American politics is eerily reminiscent of the wildfires that recently engulfed the state of California. The conditions are right, the tinder is dry, the crosswinds are high, and the landscape is ripe for conflagration. This is why it's incumbent upon our political leadership to refrain from lighting a match at this critical...Read more

Pelosi's House running an un-American impeachment

We are now knee-deep in the throes of the constitutionally directed authority of the U.S. House of Representatives, the people's chamber, to call into question the behavior of the most well known sitting public official, the president of the United States. In the history of our great republic, the House has completely executed this power and ...Read more

Putting America first means fiscal responsibility

The two stories that have dominated the news cycle over the past two weeks -- the impending Congressional impeachment inquiry and President Donald Trump's decision to pull American forces from Syria -- barely register among previous and prospective Trump voters and middle America. Most Americans are more concerned with putting food on the table,...Read more

 

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