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The Deaths of John Lewis and George Floyd

July 28, 2020
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John Lewis died of cancer at the age of 80.

John Lewis.

John Lewis was a symbol of how far America has come in ending segregation. Segregation was a way of life in the South of the U.S. It was used to...

About the election for the U.S. president

The Rise of Donald Trump

July 25, 2020
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Trump announcing his candidacy. He called some Mexicans crossing the border rapists.

The Democrat Joe Biden is in the lead. Polls show him beating President Donald Trump by more than ten points. The election is November 3rd, 2020.

The Democrat Hillary Clinton was in...

Thanksgiving, Why?

November 28, 2019
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The first Thanksgiving, 1621. America is a country forged through hardship and struggle. The first settlers from England arrived early in the 17th century. They encountered peoples called “Indians,” as named by Columbus. Why did Columbus call them Indians? He thought he had...

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Trump is a Fabulist; a Seller of ‘Fake Views’

November 28, 2018
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President Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House on Monday. He called the proposed terms of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union “a great deal for the E.U.”Photo Credit: Al Drago for The New York Times A fabulist is a person...

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America’s Sex Scandal

November 15, 2017
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Women are demonstrating against exploitation. Did sex scandals begin with Bill Clinton? In 1992, Gennifer Flowers said Clinton had relations with her while married. Paula Jones said Clinton harassed her sexually when she was an Arkansas state employee. President Clinton survived the...

The Next War is Starting in Iraq

October 18, 2017
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Iraqi forces seize the oil city of Kirkuk from Kurds AP Photo The Kurdish are people of the Middle East. About half of the Kurds live in Turkey. Most of the rest of the Kurds live in Iraq and Iran....

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Las Vegas, an American Sniper and the American Constitution

October 4, 2017
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The automatic rifles used by the mass killer in Las Vegas. Q. What does the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution do? A. It is a few sentences in the Constitution. They let a madman kill and wound hundreds of...

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Immigration at One Hundred Days

April 28, 2017
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Trump supporters. Photo credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images Trump shows only Congress can solve the immigration dilemma No one thought Donald Trump would win his party’s nomination. But he did. No one thought he would be president. But he is. What...

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