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Remarkable similarities exist between Saudi plot to kill Jamal Khashoggi and 9/11

While the intricacies surrounding the kidnapping, torture and murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey Oct. 2 remain shrouded in a web of intrigue, one thing is remarkably clear.

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We are all to blame for violence

Today, we live in an ever-expanding society that is becoming increasingly open.

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A permanent Democratic majority

We are officially less than a month away from some pretty historic elections that I believe will fundamentally alter the political landscape of this Congress and the country for the next 8 to 10 years.

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The maturation of a pop generation: Kanye and Taylor

There is no doubt that Kanye West cares deeply about Chicago, the city that gave birth to his meteoric rise to superstardom.

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A method for stopping the killing fields in Chicago and Baltimore

In Baltimore City, both the police and the city prosecutors have completed a retrospective evaluation of the city’s efforts to curb violence, narcotics trafficking and rampant street crime in the Cherry Hill neighborhood.

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Paterfamilias—Trump and the perils of paternalism

No one likes to be scolded or told what to do by an authority figure, even if it is for the person’s own good.

An impossible bar

Ford almost certainly will suffer damage from this sad spectacle—perhaps irreparably, if history is any gauge.

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Beware of unions offering gifts: Patients are their collateral damage

By now, we are used to seeing our nation’s unions do everything that they can to put their interests ahead of the industries that they are trying to undercut.

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Israel revolutionizing global medicine

Over the years, I have been to Israel many times and it is always an inspiring, amazing experience.

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Carson’s indelible legacy won’t be defaced by petty politics

The recent AP story claiming that the people of Baltimore, Dr. Ben Carson’s long time home, have forsaken their local hero is wedge politics at its most cynical.

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Thank you, Aretha

The Queen of Soul was much more than a great voice.

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Loyalty and leadership

My respect and appreciation for the many milestones our president has accomplished during his two years in offices remains unwavering.

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In defense of Israel

Regardless of manipulation of the news by Hamas, in the terrorists’ eyes, the more innocent Israelis who are wounded or killed, the better. That is the goal and they are not afraid to admit it.

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Something is rotten in the State of Florida

Florida is no stranger to devious scams, and a company reportedly connected to organized crime has apparently taken investors for more than $30 million and counting. After the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office investigated and concluded that it was “an organized scheme to defraud,” the police took action, shut down the company and jailed the perpetrators, right?

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Time to depoliticize the appointment of judges

The U.S. Constitution grants the sole responsibility of nominating federal judges to the president.

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A nation can survive its fools, but can America survive its president?

It is already all over the “fake news” that President Trump openly criticized the FBI and the rest of America’s intelligence community during his meeting in Helsinki this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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What about the innocent children?

Immigration is arguably the most divisive subject in the country at present. With midterm elections rapidly approaching, the current focal point of our nation is the 2,342 children being detained separately from their families.

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In Germany, nationalism confronts regionalism

When you spend quality time in Europe, it becomes obvious that Germany is the dominant player and the financial engine for all things European Union.

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Ostracism of Trump staffers proof of liberal weakness

The recent spate of incidents in which Trump administration staffers have been confronted, and in some cases refused services at dining establishments, is alarming, especially given liberals usual pretense at intellectual honesty and democratic process.

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The souls of American People

When Roseanne Barr’s allegedly drug-induced Twitter blast confronted the pretense of normalcy often portrayed on media sitcoms, it prompted a quick—some would say, rash—response from the network.

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Father’s Day—A day of honor, wisdom…and sometimes tension

It has been many years since my father passed, but I always celebrate Father’s Day in his honor.

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Nationalism versus patriotism

As we reflected this past Memorial Day on the brave sacrifices our men and women in the armed forces have made in service of this country, one thing comes to mind.

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Spiritual technology

Recently, at the Museum of the Bible, we hosted a live town hall on Youth and Morality.

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The Trump administration has the right stuff

The past few weeks have been historic ones for the Trump administration. President Donald Trump finally showed the moral courage to do what three previous presidents would not or could not, relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to its rightful place in Jerusalem.

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Kanye West’s controversial slavery comments merit reflection

Kanye West’s comments about slavery—calling the situation in Africans imported to the Americas as slaves a “choice”—has sparked widespread controversy in the Black community.

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Can the GOP find a miracle for midterm elections?

With midterms quickly approaching, all signs indicate major trouble for the GOP, particularly in the House.

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The sinister case against Sinclair Broadcast Group

Broadcasters in America are in the fight of their lives. They face fierce and unprecedented competition not only from pay television and the big five networks but also from a new cast of internet video providers.

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Winnie Mandela’s unyielding stand for independence and freedom deserves no apology

Walking down the streets of cities such as Cape Town, South Africa, today, one would almost think one were somewhere closer to San Diego, Calif.

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The political currents beneath us

Last October, the cover of Time magazine forecast a gloomy picture for the Democratic Party.

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The blurred lines of modern media

Facebook is once again under heavy fire for its seemingly insatiable appetite for slurping up and analyzing endless streams of user data.

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Here’s what a modern political witch hunt looks like

Want to see a witch hunt? You don’t have to go back to the 1600s and Salem, Mass. Just look at what’s happening to Republican Gov. Eric Greitens in the State of Missouri in 2018.

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Guns don’t kill people—People kill people

Interpret it how you wish, but the veracious or apocryphal nature of the above statement (depending on how you view it) does not blur the fact that guns are out there, and even if they are restricted from being sold, there will always be a black market for purchase.

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When did Sheriff Scott Israel know the truth about his cowardly deputy?

Across the United States, the latest revelations related to the Parkland high school massacre truly shock the conscience.

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The Rev. Billy Graham passes

As I was growing up in the ’60s and ’70s in rural Marion, S.C., faith, belief in God and attending church were the bedrock of the James and Thelma Williams household.

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HUD and budget cuts

A little more than 50 years ago, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development was formed.

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A friendship strengthened

The White House recently released a transcript of remarks made by Vice President Mike Pence.

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Frederick Douglass, an alternative truth

Who was Frederick Douglass? More importantly, why does Frederick Douglass matter to today’s America? These questions are not merely rhetorical, as the recent controversy surrounding President Trump’s Black History Month statement illustrate.

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President Trump’s State of the Union address

In his first year leading the nation, President Donald Trump has achieved numerous victories and delivered huge benefits to the American people.

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Trump must pair positive policies with respectful rhetoric to win support from the Black community

In a recent White House meeting with congressional leaders to discuss immigration reform, Donald Trump reportedly asked...

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The Trump foreign policy: year one

As the completion of the Trump administration’s first year comes into focus, it is difficult to sift through the loud drumbeat of Russian collusion and the endless noise that emanates from the mainstream media about the shortcoming and failures of the Trump administration.

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A revolutionary new solution for mental health care

The United States of America is an amazing place, where the power of ingenuity is on full display every day.

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Justice Department unwilling to allow minority ownership to advance

As one of only two African-American TV station licensees in the country, I recently wrote the Federal Communications Commission voicing strong support for the advancement of minority ownership and diversity.

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Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is the right move

Sometimes it is hard to do the right thing, but that doesn’t make it any less right.

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North Korea and history are the best teachers for influencing our actions

We the people need our leaders to elevate the discussion about options, short of all-out war, as the administration navigates our way through the vexing North Korean issue.

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Protect affordable housing in tax reform

There is a lot to like in the tax reform bill winding its way through the House: pro-growth business incentives, simplification and an international tax regime that encourages businesses to build factories and keep good jobs here in the United States.

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Pray for America, but work to make her better

When deranged gunman Devin Kelly walked into a small community church in a tiny rural Texas town and killed the pastor’s daughter, along with 25 other innocent people, including an 18-month-old and an unborn baby, our hearts cried out in anguish

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Times of terror demand greater situational awareness

You see the truck barreling toward you and bodies and bicycles flying through the air. You hear the screeching of metal on metal and the shards of shattered glass tinkling to the pavement.

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Donald Trump: Symptom of America’s spiritual malaise

Many people who find the president’s behavior and tenor at times divisive and confronting lament that he is “dividing” the country.

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Edification and humility

Life is such a precious gift. We tend to spend the best parts of our lives in the pursuit of our ambitions, without pausing to consider the purpose of it all.

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Immigration reform efforts show Trump is dealmaker in chief

The American people elected Donald Trump because they wanted a strong leader not beholden to corporate interests or content to watch as American inexorably slipped toward mediocrity.

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