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Online censorship cancels the right of free speech

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

There is an astonishing trend afoot, and if something isn't done to stop it in its ugly tracks, your right to freely express an opinion is in jeopardy.

President Donald Trump may be the most reviled person in the United States right now, but the moves to silence him in the public square -- and others who have espoused similar ideologies -- is a...Read more

We are either the UNITED States or we are not

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

It was a desecration of our government's seat of power. A sacrilege against our democracy. A shameful episode carried out by a relatively small mob of violent criminals who disgraced the otherwise peaceful, lawful assembly of thousands of earnest Americans who had traveled to Washington to express their distrust of the last election.

In the end...Read more

The future of the 'big, beautiful' border wall is dim

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

How many times have you started a home improvement project and then found your budget for said project was totally unrealistic? Sometimes, it's just smarter to stop the whole venture, take the loss and cover up the mess with some plywood or paint. Maybe you tell yourself you'll get back to it someday.

That is where we are with the border wall ...Read more

Be charitable, but also be careful

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

MacKenzie Scott has achieved what no other philanthropist has. With no massive Gates Foundation-like staff to assist her, she sought out some of the neediest charitable groups in the nation and donated nearly $6 billion to them.

Six billion dollars. Think of that. Think of how much good can be achieved by the beneficiaries: food banks, social ...Read more

Our prisons house the pandemic's hidden victims

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

No two ways about it. This has been a lousy year. In so many ways, our lives have been upended and, in more than 300,000 American families, tinged with the sorrow of losing a loved one to an invisible and insidious virus.

We have all felt so helpless and frustrated by not knowing the end date of this worldwide calamity.

Imagine then being ...Read more

No 2020 voter fraud -- but we should improve our system before the next election

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

Can we set aside politics for a minute and discuss the last election? Not about who won the presidency but about the election process itself. It was a convoluted mess.

First, let's not simply swallow the idea that the 2020 election "was the most secure in U.S. history." That was the conclusion of government and industry officials who are in ...Read more

We are a frightened (and heavily armed) nation

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

What do Americans do in these uncertain times? We buy guns. Millions and millions of guns. This year's shopping spree has been a record-breaker. I'm not sure it has made us safer.

Of course, it is every American's constitutionally protected right to own a firearm. But the massive surge in the number of firearm transactions so far in 2020 does ...Read more

The Boy Scouts' 'perversion files' tell the tale

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

There are now nearly 90,000 men who say they were sexually violated as young boys while participating in Boy Scouts of America programs. The absolute shame of it comes with the realization that, with a little vigilance, the ranks of victims would never have gotten that massive.

Back in the 1920s, the organization began keeping a "red flag" or "...Read more

An inconvenient truth -- America's presidential process matters

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

The 2020 presidential election is not over yet. There are multiple legal challenges and recounts pending in key states, and, under a long-standing legal process, those events must play out before a winner is officially declared.

I know roughly half the nation does not want to hear that, but it is the truth.

We have been down this road before. ...Read more

Heroes who fight human trafficking

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

Over the last few months, while many of us were preoccupied with politics and the pandemic, U.S. Marshals bravely carried out a series of nationwide operations that rescued hundreds of human trafficking victims in at least seven states. These victimized women, runaway youngsters and children had been enslaved into a dangerous and deadly ...Read more

Celebrities vow 'citizide' -- To them I say 'buh-bye!'

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

This is not an endorsement of either candidate now running for president.

This is a rejection of those citizens who sanctimoniously declare that if their candidate doesn't win the presidency, they are going to "leave the country."

To that I say, "Buh-bye, and may I hold the door for you?"

Pop star multimillionaire John Legend recently ...Read more

Why isn't the mainstream media jumping on the Biden corruption story?

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

This just in.

President Donald Trump was in line to take a kickback from a foreign government!

His son, Donald Trump Jr., who runs the family's real estate empire and does not serve in government, was found to be trading on the family name during multimillion-dollar negotiations with said foreign country. The plan was for his father to get 10%...Read more

 

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