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To those of you that will lose your own life or a loved one's life, my deepest condolences... in advance of your loss. Whether it'll happen to you at work, at school, in a grocery store, a shopping mall, in your home, wherever it happens, I'm terribly, terribly sorry.
Lawmakers in Oklahoma are seemingly in the process of enthusiastically banning Advanced Placement U.S. History classes in Oklahoma schools because they don't teach American "exceptionalism."
In the interest of fairness to the President of the United States, I would like to offer an eye-witness, ear-witness, soul-witness to the President's words and spirit shared at the National Prayer Breakfast. My wife and I were in attendance as guests of our U.S. Congressman, and esteemed friend, the Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr., R-TN.
The Twitter account for U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) was hacked on Monday by individuals claiming to be part of the Islamic State, the militant group formerly known as ISIS.
We need the president to go beyond familial ties and deliver a broad executive order that recognizes all the distinct barriers that uniquely vulnerable LGBT immigrants face. When deported, many LGBT individuals experience threats, violence, rape, and even death in their countries of origin. They need a safe haven, not a return to the persecution they fled.
Iraq's Army Has 250,000 Troops. Europe Has Eurofighter Typhoons. U.S. Soldiers Have Done Enough Against ISIS.
"We still seek no wider war" is a line Americans have already heard before; with tragic consequences. We've already fought ISIS when it was named "Al-Qaeda in Iraq" and U.S. troops, and their families, have made enough sacrifices in the name of our national security.
Confession: I grew up believing that women had mostly achieved equality in the workplace and the world. But when my first child was born, I quickly learned that I was mistaken. For too many, motherhood is a barrier to equality, to pay, and to economic security.
Most Americans want civility in our politics. Most. But not all. U.S. Rep. Randy Weber was busy being uncivil before the speech even began. I wanted to respond to this as a minister and American -- and did so.
Obama may not have won much support but it seems clear that the main conflict in Washington has moved from the Republican-Democratic axis to a food fight among Republicans.