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Americans hope they will never be bullied by a police officer. A man or woman with a badge and a gun can be an intimidating figure. If a cop pulls you over and bullies you, what can you do? Americans are at the mercy of bad cops. Who hasn't been afraid of a police officer at one time or anot…

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The Franciscan Father Richard Rohr writes a Daily Meditation for anyone interested in spiritual growth. The following was his meditation for Monday, June 8, 2020. It’s entitled, “The Unspoken Privilege of Being White.” He invited his readers to “pass it on.”

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These past weeks we have seen some protesters who refuse to obey the medical experts’ social distancing guidelines. They also showed their support for President Trump, who appeared to endorse demonstrations against lockdown measures by saying some governors had gone “too far” with their impl…

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Because of Covid-19 many churches will not be in their sanctuaries for Easter, April 12.

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Our spirituality is inseparable from the way we live in the world. If we believe that God is always with us, we put on the mind of Christ and act Christlike. We reach out to anyone in need especially those who need our help the most. We believe that relationships are the core of our faith be…

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Americans need options for healthcare and every American needs healthcare. Too many Americans are walking around hoping they don't have to go the hospital. A friend recently said to me, "I don't have health insurance. I feel like I'm hopeless if I have to go to the hospital."

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We live in a messy world today. When we look around at what is happening in our country, we can become very discouraged. We see mass shootings happening repeatedly. Most Americans want something done to prevent these killings from happening. Yet, our politicians do nothing.

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Hate crimes in America have increased 17 percent from the previous year making this the third consecutive year that hateful racial rhetoric and actions have come to dominate the news. Of the more than 7,100 hate crimes reported last year, race and ethnicity hatred accounted for 60 percent. R…

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How many individuals will make $137,700 in 2020? This is the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax for this year. This increase will impact about 12 percent of the 171 million workers who are covered under Social Security.

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Valentine's Day is a befuddling time - bewildering, confusing.

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 Maybe the primary root cause for Christian marriages failing today is that couples have chosen the secular ideals of marriage instead of being grounding in biblical teachings on marriage and family life. Only a return to God centered teachings can remedy our current crisis surrounding marri…

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On January 20 we celebrated the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the third Monday of January around the day of his birth, January 15, 1929. He was born Michael King, Jr.When he was five, Michael and his father traveled to Germany in 1934.The theology and activism of the Protestant Reformatio…

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Our country is over 22 trillion dollars in debt and growing. Reducing our spending is never easy especially for our government. We have a lot of obligations from Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Defense, Veterans, Infrastructure and more.

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Every time a mass shooting takes place, we hear politicians say they are going to address the problem, but nothing happens. A poll conducted after the massacre at a Florida high school shows that most Americans think Congress and President Trump are not doing enough to stop these shootings. …

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Many have watched the powerful television report of Brandt Jean's act of forgiveness toward Amber Guyger who killed his brother Botham Jean. The scene of him hugging her and extending forgiveness toward her has been replayed over and again and invoked a sundry of reactions from across the na…

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The American Psychological Association reports Americans are stressed about money.

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Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender, recently hanged himself in prison. With a lifetime of prison ahead of him he chose suicide over going through another trial, more accusations and a lifetime behind bars.

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Terrorists proved on September 11, 2001 that guns are not necessary to kill 2753 people. Timothy McVeigh proved that a truckload of explosives can kill 168 people and injure 680 while destroying one third of a building and damaging many others in Oklahoma City.

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Americans have grieved over the senseless murders of 31 people recently gunned down in an El Paso, Texas Walmart and a Dayton, Ohio nightclub. People were out living the American dream, shopping and having a night of fun. They were just living their lives. Their lives were taken from them by…

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We have watched corporations and famous Americans have ups and downs throughout the years.

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The fourth of July is here and all Americans hopefully will embrace the day without fear, total liberation and the American spirit.

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May 30, 1868 was the first official Decoration Day. The day was declared by General John A. Logan and observed at Arlington National Cemetery. Volunteers that day decorated the graves of more the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers.

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Happy Mother's Day to my dear wife who is a great mom and to every Mother everywhere!

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Is it possible to have a "new" news story? We now have a college admission's scandal. Breaking stories of wealth and influence traded for admission to some of the nation's most prestigious colleges are just now unfolding.

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Federal employees working without pay have recently been admonished. We have heard they could borrow money to tide them over.

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A few years ago I visited South Africa where the average house was surrounded by a concrete wall. South Africa has many villages and rural communities of impoverished people where the main goal each day is to find a clean drink of water. However, people throughout many of the towns and citie…

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Will people remember you after you die? Will anybody even care? How will you be remembered?

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The horrendous shooting of 12 innocent people at a country music bar in Twin Oaks California reminds us that no place in America is safe. If we thought there were some safe sacred zones in our country then we should ask the people in Pittsburgh. In particular, ask the people of the Tree of L…