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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
It's a sure sign you've reached maturity in life when you stop trying to have it both ways. As an adult, you shouldn't expect to be able to eat all the ice cream in the fridge every night and still avoid the long-term health effects of a poor diet. And yet, when it comes to COVID-19, it's as if many in the black community who suffer ...Read more
The massive economic destruction being wrought by the COVID-19 epidemic and the government's attempt to mitigate the impact on American families and businesses raises a fundamental question: Is the sum total of America's greatness measured by its markets or by its people?
Americans have served the world, and particularly the developing world, ...Read more
With Americans hunkering down at home in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, it can sometimes feel like the end of days. However, for an unseen number of our countrymen, today's struggle is hardly different from a miserable day-to-day existence.
If you work in the school system or as a teacher, then you know who I am talking about. The kid ...Read more
As we continue weathering the coronavirus pandemic, some forward-thinking states and their leaders are preparing a pivot that puts their people back to work and brightens the economic outlook for the long term. And then there is Virginia, which appears poised to pursue shortsighted business decisions that will ultimately cost it jobs, tax ...Read more
The coronavirus has brought our bustling nation, and life as we know it, to a grinding halt. During a crisis, it is easy for us to forget about the vulnerable as we "circle the wagons" and focus on our day-to-day survival in this new normal. However, during times like these, it is imperative to remember those of us who are vulnerable and less ...Read more