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(photo of Pyongyang, by How Hwee Young, EPA) Parading through the streets of Pyongyang, festooned with colorful banners in a sea of uniformed soldiers, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) flaunts its increasingly advanced missile technology.  The lavish occasion, which marked the 105th birthday of North Korean founder, Kim Il-Sung, was meant to display North Korea’s advancing nuclear weapons...
Born to an illiterate mother in a small town, Ben Carson began life with what most of us today do not have. Ben Carson had a disadvantage. Throughout Ben's schooling he was called a “dummy” by his friends and teachers, battled poverty at home, was raised in inner-city Detroit, and was a delinquent around the city. Ben Carson even...
I am a Texan. I hunt. I fish. I am a member of Ducks Unlimited and the Coastal Conservation Association. My room is adorned with my trophies taken from places ranging from the Piney Woods to the Great Plains. I eat what I harvest from the land. I own weapons: shotguns, rifles, and bows, all the tools of my...
"All I'm going to say is, let's pray for God's intercession on this election." While this quote echoes the thoughts of the majority of voters in America, it also holds a certain amount of relevance to it. This election is one of the most important elections in our lifetimes. We are not just voting for the next President of the...
It’s amazing how much a year can change. Our nation’s constantly vacillating attention can shift from India and Copenhagen to Chile and Haiti. The theory of global warming can suddenly change from consensus science to a carefully fabricated hoax. A record-setting quarterback (who will remain nameless) can go from respected Southern gentleman to perverted grandpa. And, in one short...
I’m hearing a lot of banter about Congress discussing how to deal with the expiring tax reduction legislatures passed by President George W. Bush in 2001 and 2003. To many people, this is all gibberish – a plethora of political garbage being thrown around, topped with relentless partisan criticism. For the most part, however, people understand that tax rates are...
Many Americans may sadly be desensitized to mass shootings in the United States. This can be corroborated by the lack of surprise when the news of an additional mass shooting occurred this past December in San Bernadino, California. Ironically, the largest backlash against the handling of this shooting stems not from gun control but instead the handling of personal...
Among the ether of Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube that exist as our sources for day to day news, media outlets channel information to those broader platforms in order to reach a massive audience. This is the role of the press in modern times, a role protected by the Constitution of the United States of America under the 1st Amendment....

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