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Let's talk calmly and objectively about U.S. immigration policy, shall we? And let's focus on what's happened so far this year following our nation's latest changes in strategy. Those changes have sparked an unprecedented flood of refugees across our southern border.
Conservatives have a special purgatory for uppity black women who dare question America's founding myths.
On June 19, 1865, federal troops entered Galveston, Texas, to announce that the Civil War had ended and slaves had been freed. Until that moment, complete independence from chattel slavery in this country had not been accomplished.
So many times in my life I’ve had to face the same vexing question: “What does this silence mean?”
Donald Trump is no longer president. COVID-19 is no longer the threat it was. And Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s top infectious disease expert, is back to more routine briefings on vaccination rates and such. So why does Fauci remain so much in the news?
I did not attend my high school graduation. My family had a lot on its shoulders. My dad and stepmom were going through a divorce. I was told the Friday before my senior prom that it was over.
"Letting adolescents have their way." That's one way to describe two public policies, advocated vociferously by woke liberals, opposed surely by most. One primarily affects young men, the other primarily young women.
As lockdowns sent city dwellers "fleeing" to the suburbs for more space, the prices of homes offering that space took off. To play in the bidding wars, homebuyers had to cough up big money and chain themselves to giant mortgages. This painful scenario led many to choose renting over buying, …
Back last June, the danger was already visible. In a column I published here then, I put it this way: “If Joe Biden appears headed toward victory, American democracy will face a threat of potentially historic proportions.”
If QAnon is a right-wing conspiracy theory, the Democrats' allegations that Republicans are killing democracy is the left's conspiracy. They have convinced themselves that the Jan. 6, 2021, incursion into the Capitol was the worst event since the Civil War.
At long last, we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. We are inching closer and closer each day to the end of the COVID-19 pandemic here in America.
"If you elect us, we will repeal Obamacare," Republicans claimed in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. Each victory brought a goal post shift. Ultimately, the Republican Party never got rid of the Affordable Care Act. The same happened with Planned Parenthood. Despite Republican control, reconciliat…
Bill Bratton has been the police commissioner of three major cities: Boston, Los Angeles and New York. When asked recently about the value of cops, Bratton, 73, said: "They are the glue that literally holds society together. They are an essential element of a successful democracy."
When I was 8, my stepmother bought me a packet of seeds, bachelor's buttons, and we planted them in the backyard. We hadn't known each other long, and this is one of my first memories of us together. The flowers grew leggy and sparse, but I was thrilled. Our new relationship budded, too. Whe…
Summer is almost here, and we just finished our first hot, sticky weekend, with many more to follow. Even though the Shenandoah Valley is much closer to New York than to New Orleans, we often experience the sultry days familiar to our neighbors to the south.
In “Under the Banner of ‘Life’s Flourishing,’” I argued that the Good is completely tied into the values that were instilled into our world through Life’s development on Earth:
The Chinese communist government is going to permit three children per family. How nice. Here's how The New York Times put it: "The announcement by the ruling Communist Party represents an acknowledgment that its limits on reproduction, the world's toughest, have jeopardized the country's future."
Last June, eight guys in Brooklyn put their heads together, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, and came up with a scheme to steal strangers' identities and take what didn't belong to them.
Palm Springs, California, has a world-class art museum. And the museum building is itself a world-class example of midcentury modern architecture.
A reasonable person living in the United States over the past 17 years might have been occasionally tempted to emulate a type of cicada that lives in the regions around Washington, D.C.
The conversation started on a long Uber ride. The driver, originally from Colombia, said he knows a lot of Colombians living in the U.S. "without papers." He argued that they are good people paying taxes and should be left alone. I responded that I believe they are good people paying taxes b…
Memorial Day is more — far more — than a day for merchandise sales or the unofficial start of summer. It is a day we set aside to honor the brave men and women that have fallen in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Infrastructure is investing.
There is no such thing as the united States.
Sir Winston Churchill used to say that, having often been forced to eat his own words, he had found them a most wholesome diet. Today, the feel-good food served by politicians of both parties makes up in quantity what it lacks in nutritional value. There is a repetitive party-line staleness …
As soon as the Supreme Court granted cert in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, I rushed online to see the anticipated outcry. More on that in a moment.
In Scripture, Acts 19 recounts a series of miracles that led to mass conversions of residents of Ephesus. The conversions created an economic problem.
President Biden has proposed substantial increases in taxes. The greatest opposition to his proposal comes from the rural parts of America and especially the Gulf coast from Texas to Florida. The greatest support comes from the most industrialized parts of the country.
In a previous piece, I argued that it is only with the emergence of Life, and then with the emergence — within Life’s world — Value — that is, the Good — entered our world.