STOP CALLING Donald Trump un-American. Like baseball and apple pie, he is synonymous with our country. To say otherwise is downright dishonest. But despite that ugly truth, the Boston Globe, with a satirical front page mocking Trump’s policies, is the latest media outlet to say Trump’s vision for the country is “profoundly un-American.” In my…

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As darkness draped the streets of West Philadelphia, Edward Archer was caught on video walking up to a police cruiser, extending his arm, and pumping 13 bullets into the vehicle, hitting Officer Jesse Hartnett three times. The gravely wounded officer returned fire, hitting the fleeing suspect, and Archer was captured shortly thereafter. But it wasn’t…

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ON SUNDAY, my son and I and watched President Obama speak from the White House in the wake of the deadly San Bernardino attacks that killed 14 and wounded 17 others. I was numb as I listened. Perhaps I was still trying to grasp the reality. After all, the fact that Syed Rizwan Farook, 28,…

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I was angry when I read the story of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, an Irving Tx., teen who was arrested at school after police said a clock he built resembled a hoax bomb. My anger didn’t spring from the fact that this boy is Muslim. I do not, after all share his faith. I wasn’t angry…

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The shootings at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris last week have led to yet another round of conversations about free speech. [blocktext align=”right”]While I hate the fact that these folks chose to fight speech they didn’t like with automatic weapons instead of with more speech, I also hate what they’re forcing me to defend. To…

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Freedom isn’t free. That refrain has danced in my head since the tragic murders of 12 people at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris. The satirical publication had long faced threats from Islamic extremists who believed the magazine’s cartoons insulted the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. In 2011, the threats morphed into violence when the magazine’s offices were…

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