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Living abroad has given me a newfound appreciation for my senator Rand Paul

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Cutting through the noise and chatter that has become a characteristic feature of American political life in the age of social media can prove to be a difficult task if one is not astute. As a young American living abroad (25-years old) in the United Kingdom for the past four years, and being able to see the country transform over that time, I was able to see two different perspectives...

MAGA vs. The Hashtags

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The midterm elections are 4 weeks from today. The battle lines have been drawn. The spectacle around the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is just the latest factor that will force Americans to choose sides on November 6th. One one side of the aisle are the Republicans and their mercurial populist President who is fighting to “Make America Great Again” and on the other side are...

The Power of Forgiveness – Lessons from Charleston

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On the morning of June 18th, I got a call from the editor of one of the sites that I write for telling me that he needed me to get him a piece on Charleston ASAP. I didn’t know what he was talking about. I hadn’t watched any television the day before nor that morning and I was yet to login to my computer. He told me about the racially motivated mass murder of nine black parishioners at Emmanuel...

E pluribus duo – The Ongoing Erosion of Our More Perfect Union

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The Latin phrase e pluribus unum is found on the official seal of the United States of America. It means – out of many, one.  This initially was a reference to the individual states coming together to form one republic.  Later the phrase was accepted to symbolize many nationalities, races, religions, etc. coming together to form one nation. Two recent events, the open letter from Republican...

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