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Conspiracies: Imagined or otherwise

One of the frustrating characteristics of debating with supporters of Mr. Trump is their proclivity to interject accusations or criticisms of President Obama, Hillary Clinton, or other Democratic figures. I have often asked the question if, assuming all these various … Continue reading

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Follow Your Dreams

Americans used to be dreamers. But we did more than just dream, we acted. We dreamed of building a canal connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific. And did it. We dreamed of a railway across the entire country. And did … Continue reading

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Rational Immigration Policy

There are two immigration policies undergoing intense scrutiny. The Temporary Protected Status Program (TPS), which is an established policy within the United States Customs and Immigration Service and DACA (Deferred Action for Child Arrivals.) Temporary Protected Status Program The program … Continue reading

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DACA: Trump Upholds the Law and Fails the Spirit of America

President Trump’s decision to rescind support for DACA correctly recognizes immigration reform as a responsibility of Congress. Congress enacts laws, the President enforces those laws, and the Courts ensure the laws meet constitutional standards. As much as I may disagree … Continue reading

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A Rumor of Greatness: Lessons in America’s Past

If we are to make America great again, shouldn’t there be a point in time we can look to as the standard for this greatness? When did we hit the peak of American greatness? What started the decline? Don’t we … Continue reading

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Competing Disappointments: Barack Obama and Donald J. Trump

One of the biggest criticisms early in the Obama administration was his blaming of George Bush for the many problems he faced. It would seem Mr. Trump doesn’t remember this criticism. Mr. Trump is leveling blame on Mr. Obama for … Continue reading

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Russian Hacking, Spokesman Lacking

The Russians hacked and attempted to influence an election. Those who find this troubling consider this a threat to our democracy, some call it an act of war. Those in the Trump camp, who find it inconvenient to their position, … Continue reading

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