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Today, while America observes another anniversary of 9/11, one might claim that the horrific terrorism came about, at least in part, due to anger and resentment of the perpetrators. The tragic destruction of lives and property demonstrated the dark power … Continue reading

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Cooperative Efforts

“There are billions of people on this little planet of ours–isn’t it miraculous that we haven’t blown ourselves up already?” That’s what my friend Jonathan asked after the radio newscast ended and the station’s music resumed. “I mean there are … Continue reading

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Orlando Anniversary

One year ago, today, a gunman opened fire at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.  It was determined that 29-year-old Omar Mateen of Port Saint Lucie, Florida opened fire at the Pulse nightclub around 2:00 a.m. Afterwards he left … Continue reading

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What Happened To Civility?

I remember my community’s sadness and mourning that washed over us on June twelfth this year. The tragedy at the “Pulse” nightclub in Orlando, Florida represented both a breakdown of civility and an outpouring of civility.  The use of violence is symptomatic … Continue reading

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The Enforcement Act Of 1871

President Ulysses S. Grant had been receiving numerous reports of widespread racial threats and violence happening in the Deep South, especially in South Carolina. These troubling events led the President to request a third Enforcement Act. The official title of … Continue reading

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