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What's been missed is our move towards more faith and community

While I agree with most sociologists that the societal shift we have seen in recent years toward more urbanism and secularism will continue, at least in the short term, I am writing to tell you about other changes that have gotten far less attention: moves toward more community and more faith.

I believe that these changes are good for our ...Read more

In China, Freedom of Speech Is No Slam-Dunk

The current social media dust-up between the National Basketball Association and China reflects the stark differences between the ways the United States and China understand freedom -- freedom of speech, in particular.

As I wrote last month, "Hong Kong was returned to China (in 1997) with an agreement that the two would be one country but ...Read more

America works best when Americans are working

With the unemployment rate holding at 3.7% and a 63% labor participation rate, more Americans are working, and that's good. But it's not just the numbers of current workers that matter. It's also future workers. When it comes down to the fundamentals, a country's value is determined by the number and substance of its citizens and the work they ...Read more

Take a breath, and get ready for trial and tribulations

If you are among the 86% of Americans who believe that our polarizing political environment represents a threat to our country, get ready; it's about to get worse. The announcement this Tuesday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that "the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry, (and I am) directing our six ...Read more

Let's Be Better, Not Feel Better

This week, my new book, "Our Broken America: Why Both Sides Need to Stop Ranting and Start Listening," is out, and I've been spreading the word that simply screaming at people in the other party won't solve problems. Many are finding my take -- that it's OK to disagree, just do so agreeably -- refreshing. Others believe that we must fight back...Read more

Constant Work: The Price of Freedom

We were attacked 18 years ago by Islamic terrorists. They attacked us -- our country -- because they hate our way of life and our freedoms. Imagine what our lives would be like if we were stripped of our freedoms. What if we could no longer speak our minds, protest or vote? We should take advantage of these freedoms and lean into them.

Many ...Read more

 
 

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