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Stop big government: Return power to the states

Take these issues off the national stage and bring them to a local level, where people can work things out in their own communities, rather than trying to wrest power from one another through the increasingly-expensive auction of senate seats.

The silence of the Republicans: Gay marriage for America

WASHINGTON, October 25, 2014 – The Supreme Court’s decision this month not to review circuit court rulings on same-sex marriage was a surprise to many Court observers, even if the result of that decision was not. Another surprise is that same-sex marriage has nearly vanished as a topic in the looming midterm elections. Just a few ...

Can Americans infected by diseased illegals sue President Obama?

SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2014 — The crisis at the Southern border is getting worse, and tensions are running high on both sides of the illegal immigration debate. President Obama knows that allowing as many illegal immigrants as possible into America increases his chances of creating a permanent liberal governing majority. By opening the borders ...

An evening with Bill Cosby: An American original with wise words for our society

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 — At a performance by Bill Cosby at Wolftrap Park for the Performing Arts in Northern Virginia, Cosby proclaimed himself “old,” as he was about to celebrate his 76th birthday. But he sat on stage for nearly three hours, without a break, and there was never a lull in the laughter. Cosby ...

Are you a social deviant?

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2014 — All of us have wondered why we are not accepted in a particular clique, social group or social order and privately thought we may be socially awkward or exhibit undesirable behavior that could make us social deviants. This may or not be true, but in most cases, when encountering rejection ...

Is the growing income gap a problem or an opportunity?

The income gap between middle class families and the wealthy has been widening for nearly 50 years. In addition, the middle class has recently been shrinking into to an ever-expanding welfare-dependent population.

Sex Trafficking: My Life My Choice offers a mentorship model for victims

BOSTON, April 5, 2014 — In my recently-released book, Walking Prey, I explain that exposure to healthy and empowered survivors is vital in aftercare programs, especially for child victims of commercial sexual exploitation, including sex trafficking. In the chapter on Intermediate and Long-term Aftercare, I point out that, “One way to do this is via a ...

Does President Obama care about Obamacare?

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., March 24, 2014 — As we approach the first enrollment deadline of the Affordable Care Act on March 31st of this year, we should ask some questions: Is the Administration committed to the ACA’s success for political reasons or because of a passionate belief in the virtue of the Act? Is the ...

‘Parenthood’ brings real family to TV

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md., March 17, 2014 — The 1989 film “Parenthood” was a success, and it gave way to the NBC series of the same name in 1990. While acclaimed by the critics, it was cancelled after only 12 episodes. Actors Ed Begley, Jr. and Leonardo DiCaprio were in the cast, and they, as well ...