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America has always been a ‘house divided’

“There is nothing new under the sun.” – Ecclesiastes 1:9 Do any of the following: sound familiar? Two political parties are very distrustful of each other and thought the other party was a danger to the country. One of the most influential politicians of the time, also a future president, becomes very “conspiratorial” and believes […]

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Maybe we aren’t incarcerating too many people

It’s interesting to read this article by the Brookings Institute from 1996. “Lawrence Greenfeld of the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics has shown conclusively that fully 94 percent of state prisoners had either committed one or more violent crimes (62 percent) or been convicted more than once in the past for nonviolent crimes (32 percent). […]

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The good and the bad of the ‘New Jim Crow’

Michelle Alexander’s book “The New Jim Crow” makes some good points, and regardless of your opinion of her work she has been deeply influential in our country’s politics and culture. I would suggest when reading her book to balance it out with Thomas Sowell’s book “Discrimination and Disparities” and “Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience […]

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Conservatives shouldn’t abandon Facebook

I understand many people’s concerns with Facebook and Twitter censoring speech, and I empathize with those frustrations. However, I do not believe the choice to abandon Facebook for other social media platforms is very wise. It’s fine if you want to try different social media outlets, but abandoning what is still the top social media […]

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Luther’s legacy influenced the way we work

I am a Christian who believes in the priesthood of all believers. By trade, I work in the employment business, and I place many people in what are often considered thankless and mundane jobs. So labor and work are matters that are of interest to me. So I was especially interested as I recently was […]