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America’s crumbling infrastructure is a clear and present danger

America is literally falling apart. In Flint, Michigan, children were poisoned by the lead contamination of the water. In the District of Columbia, the subway system is plagued by fires and delays.

Making history is sometimes about timing

Former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill once stated, “To every man there comes in his lifetime that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered a chance to do a very special thing, unique to ...

Report: Mauritania is no longer the world's slavery capital

Mauritania, the West African country long thought to be home to the world's highest percentage of enslaved people, no longer holds that lamentable title, according to a report released late Monday.

Veterans, military families most at-risk for deceptive debt collectors

When it comes to consumer concerns, debt collection remains the top complaint most often reported to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Two newly released CFPB reports reveal which consumers are most at risk and the businesses most often identified ...

Liberals fumble the ball when it comes to the Redskins

I constantly tell my readers to always remember the key tenant of liberalism is “intent, not result.” To a liberal, the ends always justify the means.

Bernie and Donald are two sides of same angry, white coin

For all their dueling ideologies, Senator Bernie Sanders and “presumptive Republican nominee” Donald Trump are two sides of the same coin. Both of them are angry, so intensely so, that they are inciting a destructive anger among their followers.

Restoring America's naval dominance

The U.S. Navy faces a new threat on the high seas: As potential adversaries spend lavishly to boost their maritime capabilities, we're outgunned for the first time in modern history.

Harriet Tubman’s face on the new $20 bill is priceless

President Obama said in his recent remarks that Harriet Tubman would likely greet the news she was on the $20 with little fanfare.

Baltimore one year later, still needs rebuilding

One year after the civil unrest that rocked the city of Baltimore to its foundations, there is one question that remains unanswered: What steps are being taken to address the root economic problems that were, and continue to be, the ...

HUD funding changes to hamper efforts to end city homelessness

On May 2, 2016, a funding announcement by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) drew little attention in the local media, but will have reverberations for years to come for Baltimore City’s efforts to end homelessness. HUD ...

A line crossed in Wichita

As we have seen from recent events in Paris, Brussels and all across the world, terrorism is not an obscure phenomenon that only impacts the Middle East. No longer can Americans ignore the threat of terrorism as primarily a European ...

On Earth Day, commit to the Great Turning

Viewing the destruction of the planet and our natural systems as a form of violence, Campaign Nonviolence— a long-term movement to build a culture of nonviolence— engages people across the country in working toward sustainability, renewable energy, reducing meat consumption, ...

'Saturday Night Live' heroin sketch sparks outrage

What were you thinking "Saturday Night Live"? That's what a lot of fans -- and mothers of addicts -- are saying after a sketch on this weekend's show featured a fake drug commercial for "Heroin AM," an option for people ...

Beyond transparency, we need accountability

Over more than three decades in Congress, I had the chance to question a lot of federal officials. Most of the time I wasn’t after anything dramatic — I just wanted to understand who was responsible for certain decisions. Want ...

Homosexuality is the new black

In order to have a fully functioning society, we must have some common baseline of beliefs that join us together, whether it’s a fraternity, a church, or a political party. Without this commonality, belonging to a group or a society ...