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The importance of hope

Hackers target 19,000 French websites after extremists rampage leaving 17 dead.

King and LBJ stood together

The new highly-acclaimed motion picture ”Selma” suggests that former President Lyndon Baines Johnson was not an ardent supporter of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and that he and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a less than fragile relationship.

Je suis Charlie

What recently happened in Paris was more than a typical act of Islamic terrorism.

5 years on, hope for Haiti

Haiti is a tough place, something that's especially so for its millions of poor, of course, but also for the country's middle and upper classes, and foreign visitors. But no matter their status, everyone in the greater Port-au-Prince area on ...

Make commitments, not resolutions

It’s 2015! People everywhere are making resolutions— lose weight, read more, quit smoking, etc.

Look up Americans, it’s not as bad as you think!

We are one glum country! Trust in the federal government is at historic lows, according to Gallup. More than half of the respondents to an October Rasmussen poll think our best days are behind us.

Don't kick Santa across the yard: Move on, give and celebrate Christmas

This Christmas give somebody the gift of mercy and forgiveness. Actually be broad with your giving and generosity. We all need a lot of both.

What lies ahead

Given all the words and images devoted to the midterm elections over the past few weeks, you’d think the results had told us something vital about the future of the country.

Successful entrepreneurship is a labor of love

People often congratulate me for starting my own firm, Caldwell Strategic Consulting, at the ripe young age of 26. I often thank them, and sometimes add that I had no choice.

Loretta Lynch, the right choice for Attorney General

I had the honor of visiting the White House for President Obama’s announcement of his choice to succeed Eric Holder, who recently declared his decision to retire, as Attorney General of the United States.

An upside to focusing on race

Because of the hypersensitivity to which our world has succumbed, race is a frightening or taboo subject for many. Nonetheless, we should all talk about it.

Did Democrats take the black vote for granted, again?

The recent election results demonstrated that the “black vote” is essential to the Democratic Party if they are going to win elections. It seems as though, all across the country, Democrats running for elections simply assumed that the black vote ...

Some thoughts on governing

I have been working in or around government for over 50 years, and if you asked me to boil down what I’ve learned to one sentence, it is this: Governing is much harder work than most people imagine. This doesn’t ...

The hidden dangers of Internet gambling

Some people have asked me why I strongly oppose Internet gambling and I can sum it up in one sentence: Gambling on the Internet is for chumps.

November’s elections won’t resolve much of anything

Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about.

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