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Massacre of 50 Muslims praying in mosques is a horrific event. In the recent past the West has been tolerant to people of all religions. Once terrorism starts there is no end. I give an example. Pakistan, created in 1947, was an economically progressive country until 1970. Then a political l…

In his recent op-ed, Jonathan Hoffman equates conservative philosophy with “full-on Americanism” and the philosophy of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as un-American.

I am an 84-year-old “Yellow Dog Democrat” (look it up). As such I have always voted for the Democrat running for president. But, never before have I voted in an election for president more important then I will in 2020.

It must be tiring to feel such moral outrage over such a wide variety of events. Mr. Pitts latest outrage is over the scandal where a few rich, privileged individuals paid to get their kids into universities where merit alone would not have sufficed. It is outrageous, to be sure, but to take…

"I can tell you I have the support of the police, the military, and the Bikers for Trump — I have tough people, but they won't play it tough, until they go to a certain point, and then it would be bad, very bad."

I applaud the decision of the judge in New Zealand to have all photos of the face of the mosque shooter pixelated – rendered unrecognizable. I suggest a second step for this country when there is another shooting. Simply have the accused referred to as “the accused” in the media. He would th…

Re: President an old hand at declaring bankruptcy on 3/15/19. The person who wrote this mentions the debt that President Trump is accruing, how we already have $22 trillion and he would easily declare bankruptcy. I wondered if she was concerned about any debt that Bush or Obama accrued. We h…

President Trump declared a national emergency to skirt the authority of Congress and seize dollars to fund The Wall he promised repeatedly Mexico would pay for. Apparently, Republican senators enthusiastically accept this appalling misuse of power with their spineless failure to stop his sca…

I am ashamed that our current Senator Martha McSally wants so desperately to support #45 that she grabbed at any promise so she could vote for the approval of excessive spending on a border wall. Does she not remember her immediate predecessor, Jeff Flake? He also fell for #45's flimsy promi…

President Trump released a U.S budget outline. He proposes a 5 percent cut to non-defense discretionary spending, reducing those funds to $543 billion while raising defense spending to $750 billion, cutting funds for vital domestic programs and services that ensure Americans’ health and safe…

Again we see Republicans violating their oaths of office to support and defend the constitution in order to support the lying President who leads them. Its clear the Republican party is now more a cult than a political party as we see in Arizona with the Chair sending out emails that are alm…

Robert Francis Kennedy has thankfully come back to us, and just in time, now awakened in a human being named Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke... To unify and remind us of the great promise that was left in his wake. I'm sure he was waiting and searching for the perfect candidate to inhabit he …

Kudos to Renee Downing for suggesting Manafort be banned from the country for undermining society. Her article was excellent!

The college admissions scandle has captured American attention and righteous indignation. Lots of angst and accusations. My take, realizing there are many legitimate ones, is that the buying of a placement in any college or university is a practice the very rich view as their “right” by virt…

Removing statues- flags, pictures and other things that remind us of the war between states is so wrong. Are we trying to forget our history or at least part of it? There are other events in our history that some of us I'm sure would like to forget. Good or bad these happenings are part of u…

The framers of the Constitution gave clear direction, writing in the preamble that the keys to promoting "a more perfect union" were to "establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselv…