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Ferguson, Missouri: War comes to Main Street

Ferguson, Missouri: War comes to Main Street

WASHINGTON, August 14, 2014 – A white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday. The police chief claims that Brown assaulted the police officer and started to enter the police cruiser to reach for his weapon. Witnesses claim that Brown tussled with the officer, but did

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Michael Brown is not Trayvon Martin

OCALA, Fla., August 7, 2014 — The police shooting of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown has invoked memories of Trayvon Martin. While Martin was shot about forty minutes north of Orlando, and Brown in a less-than-fashionable suburb of St. Louis, both were of similar age, unarmed, and, needless to mention, black. None of those who shot them

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Impeachment and lawsuits: Party tools of emotional extortion

RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., August 4, 2014 – In a Nation that favors sound bites over solutions, it should not come as a surprise that the term “political integrity” has become little more than an oxymoron. Ethics be damned: If the Parties can use something to “stimulate the base,” you may rest assured they will

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High immigration = low living for average Americans

OCALA, Fla., July 30, 2014 — America is going through some rough economic times. Hardships are felt mainly among the working and lower middle classes, whose median wages have been in decline for decades. During the years ahead, though, things might get worse for white collar workers with the rise of tech-savvy immigrants from Asia.

Hope and Change

President Obama’s ‘hope’ for ‘change’ caused the border crisis

OCALA, Fla., July 29, 2014 — America’s southern border is in chaos. Everyone from San Diego to Shanghai must know that by now. The question, however, is what is causing the crisis. In 2012, President Barack Obama took executive action after Congress failed to pass the DREAM Act. This proposed law is oft-discussed even today. Unfortunately,

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Does U.N. stand for United Nations or Useless Neurotics?

RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., July 28, 2014 – Civil unrest in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Ukraine (just to name a few), incomprehensible malnutrition and disease in the middle-African country of your choice, the Israeli/Palestinian crisis, and serious immigration issues on the United States’ southern border create a disturbing level of unrest in the world,

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