There is something that has been hanging over my mind over the last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Between all the measures installed by the government, be it lockdowns or even the current vaccine mandates coming up around the country, every action that the government has taken thus far has been rooted in the idea of preventing death. More ...Read more
Studies show that an empire survives, on average, a mere 250 years. Did you know that?
To put that into context, the world's oldest person recently died at 124 years old; so, she lived nearly half as long as most empires do. Most Americans are unaware of this small but crucial statistic, which may suggest much about our country's future. It is ...Read more
The unpredictability of COVID-19 shocked the entire world. In the United States, we were a country already divided due to politics and decades of cultural conflicts. COVID's carnage could have sparked a moment of national unity in the battle against this unknown foe.
Unfortunately, it has had the opposite effect, and it has now joined the ...Read more
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan recently criticized Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby for her egregious mishandling of cases and her allowing of criminals to return to the streets, unsupervised and unpunished, with the potential to add more victims to Baltimore's growing list of victims of preventable criminal activity. What is occurring in ...Read more
By practically every measure, 2021 has turned out to be the worst since the turn of the millennium. We were confronted with a slew of challenges, starting with the most obvious: the COVID-19 pandemic, which is appearing to be a persistent threat and one that might never be eradicated. This, followed by massive wildfires, political unrest, chaos ...Read more
The Biden administration's policy weaknesses and disorganization are the unifying denominator in the two current national security crises that we are facing: The emerging supremacy of China, and Russia's impending overpowering of Ukraine. These two causes, together with the daily confusion in Washington produced by a president who is not up to ...Read more
It is always humbling to learn something new. Life is, by design, a continuous journey from the unknown to the known, from the old to the new. My most recent learning experience occurred last week, when I learned of the travesties befalling our country's youth. We often read depressing headlines, such as "100,000 individuals died of drug ...Read more
President Joe Biden scored the first legislative victory of his presidency with his signing of the much-anticipated and hotly contested infrastructure bill. The bill, which was stalled in the Senate for months, was a subject matter that was bipartisan in nature, but with significant differences in the details between political parties. Through ...Read more
Recent polls show President Joe Biden sitting at a dismal 38% approval rating and Vice President Kamala Harris at an equally, but unsurprisingly, depressing 28% approval rating just nine months into their terms. Even with the army of political propaganda outlets -- or, dare I say, "journalists" -- vehemently opposing former President Donald ...Read more
It is not often that I read news that leaves even me so dumbfounded that I need to fact-check it. Even after my thorough fact check, I had to send the article to my production team to make sure I was not going crazy. Yes, the story in question was, in fact, true. What was the story? A Wall Street Journal report titled, "U.S. in Talks to Pay ...Read more
It pains me to see the sinfulness and moral treachery of our youth in America today. A notable example of this was during the Astroworld concert in Houston, Texas, which brought to light just how low our nation has fallen. At least eight lives were tragically lost, with over 100 injured. All in the name of worshipping celebrities as if they are ...Read more
President Joe Biden delivered a message and a warning to our country in a speech that I, along with many others, wholeheartedly agree with: "Any country that out-educates us will out-compete us." He is entirely correct. However, while his words are vital and motivating, they must be accompanied by actions.
Biden delivered this speech in a city ...Read more
On a hot summer day, Aug. 1, 1920, a woman named Henrietta Lacks was born in Roanoke, Virginia. Though blessed with the gift of life, she was not blessed with the fruits of good fortune. At the tender age of 4, her mother died while giving birth to her 10th child. Not too long after, her father moved the family to Clover, Virginia, only to ...Read more