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A Tsunami of Terror

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It was a gruesome murder that shocked us all. The horrific image of a man and woman, a father and mother, a husband and wife being gunned down in their car by terrorists as four of their young children watched from the back seat is forever ingrained in our hearts and minds. As we learned about the brutal terrorist attack...

Revolutionizing Voter Registration

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With a burgeoning Democratic field vying for the 2016 presidential nomination and a crowded Republican group that is already bursting at the seams, all of the presidential hopefuls are desperately trying to stand out and distinguish themselves from their rivals.

One of the most effective ways for the candidates to differentiate themselves is through innovative and attention-grabbing policy proposals. Whether it be a novel foreign policy proposition or a unique idea affecting programs on the domestic front, the growing list of folks running for president is actively and aggressively courting the press and seeking that big headline.

Even Hillary Clinton, the presumed frontrunner for the...

The Vatican’s Act of Blind Faith

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Support for a Palestinian state has been slowly building in certain segments of the international community, but the latest endorsement of this questionable concept came from a highly unlikely source.

With the Vatican’s recent announcement that it has reached an agreement with the Palestinians and that it would incorporate the term “State of Palestine” into an official document for the first time, the Catholic Church made a dubious foray into a highly explosive and particularly tenuous diplomatic situation.

The determination by the Vatican to confer a degree of international legitimacy to the Palestinian Authority by recognizing a Palestinian state, while it has no tangible...

The Uncivil War

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The issue of race is one that has torn at the very fabric of American society since the birth of this nation. Even after President Abraham Lincoln boldly issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, blacks in the United States continued to face great injustice and were forced to contend with a degree of inequality that continues to pervade American culture even today.

When Barack Obama became the first African-American president of the U.S. in 2008, some people hailed it as not just a historic milestone, but as a major breakthrough for the black community. However, history has proven that what could have been a giant step forward in the area of race relations has sadly proven to be a...

And They’re Off!

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After months of speculation and conjecture, the race is officially under way. The starter pistol has been fired, the starting gate has opened, and the candidates have begun their run around the track. The 2016 presidential contest has formally commenced.

With much-anticipated formal campaign announcements, newly unveiled websites, and fresh logos, a number of recently declared presidential candidates have hit the road to take their case directly to the voters.

On the Republican side, there is no shortage of declared candidates, with several others waiting not so quietly in the wings. Conversely, on the Democratic side there is but one confirmed entrant in the presidential race, setting...
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