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Aug 30 2015

Terror and Surprise on the Paris Express

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By Austin Bay Terrorists rely on concealment in order to launch surprise attacks. Last week’s attempted attack on a high-speed train traveling from Holland to Paris via Belgium involved successful concealment, up to a point. At that point, the passengers surprised the terrorist. Islamist terrorist Ayoub El Khazzani managed to evade security agency surveillance in …

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Aug 30 2015

Heroism, American-Style

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By Froma Harrop Every country has its heroes, but something in America’s cultural sauce makes for a unique and unusually effective variety. The ingredient would be improvisation — the ability to perform without preparation, using whatever is at hand to complete the task. As most of the world knows, Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony …

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Aug 21 2015

Immigration — Issue of the Century

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Patrick J. Buchanan “Trump’s immigration proposals are as dangerous as they are stunning,” railed amnesty activist Frank Sharry. “Trump … promises to rescind protections for Dreamers and deport them. He wants to redefine the constitutional definition of U.S. citizenship as codified by the 14th Amendment. He plans to impose a moratorium on legal immigration.” While …

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Aug 21 2015

Trump Moons America, Has Wonderful Time

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By Roger Simon The Republican clown car lacks a designated driver. It careens around the country, carrying the candidates for the GOP presidential nomination. Seventeen people are trying to grab the wheel. But nobody has even a learner’s permit. When I was a teenager, “mooning” out car windows was popular. We would speed down Chicago’s …

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Aug 13 2015

Trump Survives, Rubio Rises, Bush Drifts

By Matt Towery In what will go down as one of the most interesting and entertaining political debates in modern times, Donald Trump put on a show to rival anything on TV. The Fox News debate in Cleveland was sharp, edgy, well paced and tough. While the fury of Trump supporters was aimed mostly at …

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Aug 08 2015

Love is Harder

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The country is reeling from one videotaped disclosure after another exposing Planned Parenthood’s practices of dissecting and selling the body parts of aborted pre-born infants, and the callous, cavalier way its medical officers describe the processes and the victims themselves. Even many Americans who consider themselves “pro-choice” have been shocked to see physicians eating lunch, …

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Aug 07 2015

Student Loans: Pitfalls to Avoid

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By Charlene Crowell/NNPA Columnist If you are a college student, a recent college graduate or even a college drop-out, student loan debt is not only likely, but probable. Among Black families, more than half – 52 percent – borrow for college costs, according to the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL). Additionally, paying off college loans …

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Aug 01 2015

Dealing with Donald Trump

By Star Parker A businessman once told me that in business, when things are not working, sometimes you have to “throw a brick through the window.” Sometimes shock is the only thing that will shake up an entrenched status quo. A brick smashing through glass might be the only thing that will get attention. Donald …

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