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Is gay marriage good or bad for America?

Is gay marriage good or bad for America?

OCALA, Fla., October 18, 2014 — Same-sex marriage is legal in 31 states now. Many of today’s adolescents are growing up in a culture where gay marriage is either accepted as the latest phase of the Civil Rights Movement or well-established law not worth taking a second glance at. It is difficult to imagine that for

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Public health lessons from the Ebola crisis: America’s healthcare stumbles

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md., October 15, 2014 — News of yet another American Ebola victim has dominated the news today. The fact that America’s sophisticated health care system has shown such serious chinks in its armor is of concern to all of us. Those chinks began to show up from the appearance of the first Ebola patient on

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Election 2014: Democrat Landrieu at risk in Louisiana Senate race

BATON ROUGE, La., September 6, 2014 — This year’s midterm elections are the best chance Republicans will have to take the Senate until 2018. Of 36 Senate seats being contested this year, 21 are held by Democrats, 15 by Republicans. If Republicans can pick up six seats, they will have a majority in the Senate.

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Where is the outrage from ‘good cops’ behind Ferguson’s blue wall

SANTA CRUZ, August 18, 2014 — Just over a week has passed since Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, was gunned down by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. There have been protests, mostly peaceful, but also chaos, looting, and a general sense of social decay. Brown’s autopsy revealed he was shot six times. No charges have

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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