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President Obama Calls For End To Catholic Schools

President Obama made an alarming call for an end to Catholic education in front of a largely Catholic audience during a speaking engagement that was part of the President’s official state visit to the G8.  So much for the separation of church and state.  So much for the free exercise of religion.  Guess the First…
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Touching Video Between Troops And Cheerleaders

On a day in which I am torn between anger and sorrow, this video was just what the Dr. ordered. The Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders put together a video to help lift the spirits of our troops stationed in Afghanistan. It was obviously effective because some of the guys created their own response video that matched…
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Vicente Fox: A man with a purpose

This is a piece I wrote for Widener University after hearing Vicente Fox speak at the Widener Speaker Series. In a talk that moved from Washington state to Colorado to Ohio, through every presidential library in the U.S. and finished in Guanajuato, Mexico, Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, covered a wide range of topics…
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Standardized Testing And The Destruction Of America’s Education System

It is a tough time to be an American.  Suffering through the worst and most prolonged economic downturn of the last eight decades, America has taken a hit right to the solar plexus of its psyche.  This is particularly true regarding the state of the American education system.  Television commercials and political campaigns constantly bombard…
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CNN Anchor Asks If “A Little” Anti-Semitism Anti-Americanism Is OK

On the same day that the San Francisco City Attorney called using accurate quotes from muslim extremists “Islamaphobic” (CBS), CNN anchor Erin Burnett asked former First Lady Laura Bush if we have to  “accept” anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism “when we want to make change” in the Middle East?”  Please check the tags, this is NOT satire,…
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Hugo Chávez is Dead

The Venezuelan strongman died of cancer on Tuesday. As the CNN story notes, he left a deeply divided, economically fragile country behind. The vice-president of Venezuela noted that Chávez’s cancer was most likely caused by “outsiders” infecting him. Chávez was a populist; a politician who gained office by exploiting the worst fears of the population…
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Nuclear Iran, North Korea A Threat To Earth

Having grown up during the height of the cold war, I still remember the very real concern that the world might end in a flash.  While my children have never known that fear, events of the past few years may bring back that low-grade background fear experienced during the 60′s and 70′s.  Two of the…
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Censorship By The Politically Correct (Pt. 3) – Climate Change/Global Warming

Headlining the news last week was the startling revelation that 64% of climate change scientists now believe that man has little or nothing to do with either climate change or global warming.  Missed it?  Not surprising in that the scientific, peer-reviewed survey was reported by Forbes and no other major news outlet.  Given the previously…
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The “End” Of The Immigration Line Is Mythical

  With all of the talk about immigration reform it seems that the one thing that both parties in Washington agree on is that those here illegally should have to get into the back of the “immigration line.”   Even though I am certainly no expert in the field of immigration, I agree with this logic and…
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Vietnam, Mali and the Al Qaeda Hydra

  What do Vietnam and Mali have in common? Well, both are former French colonies. Both experienced (and still are experiencing in Mali) armed uprisings by a significant portion of the population; both have had external forces arrive to help those doing the uprising; the French government made a decision to act militarily in support…
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Unbelievably Intelligent Immigration Reform

  Scanning through the immigration reform proposal released by a bi-partisan group of Senators I was shocked by what I read because it actually made sense.  An intelligent combination of border security measures, accountability for past violations of law combined with a clear path to citizenship the proposed plan is the first intelligent proposal I…
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Another African State Falls to Islamist Extremists

Photo courtesy of Times of London   Mali is a landlocked country (a former French colony) on the west coast of Africa; it’s primary claim to fame is that it is the location of the fabled city of Timbuktu. It also has a lot of gold. It shares a border with Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire and…
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