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Teachers and schools are in charge of our most precious resource yet struggle for adequate financing. What if schools enjoyed pork-barrel largesse and the military depended on corporate charity? Talk about a reversal of fortunes. […] Read More

A chilling five-minute Pentagon video warns of the breakdown – the collapse, the anarchy – by 2030 in mega-cities. It’s a dystopian future, one that is the opposite end from a utopian future. The film is being shown at the cutting-edge educational institution for the military. It calls for a new military doctrine to face […] Read More

Balancing welcome with national security was addressed in a recent U.S. Senate hearing about the goal of resettling 110,000 refugees in the U.S. in 2017. Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) expressed concern about Islamic extremists vis-à-vis refugees coming to the U.S. during the Sept. 28 hearing. “We cannot allow America’s welcome mat to be turned […] Read More

Lack of knowledge about the U.S. refugee resettlement process inspired a panel discussion last Friday during the 84th annual U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) winter meeting. “It became very clear this last fall after the tragic events in Paris and San Bernardino that a lot of people don’t know much about our refugee resettlement process […] Read More

Our nation is under surveillance for fear of terrorists. Terrorists are people who have given up hope of finding justice in this world. Their aim is either to change the world or destroy it. In their eyes, they’ve got nothing to lose. The fact that some people have nothing to lose, while the rest of […] Read More

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the toughest of them all when it comes to using nuclear weapons against Osama bin Laden and terrorists in radical states such as Iran and Afghanistan? And by the way, while you’re pondering that, mirror, mirror, what should people of faith and those who seek peace demand of candidates […] Read More

As the U.S. government broadens its scrutiny of Americans deemed terrorist-worthy, many fear new laws threaten rights to privacy. The American Civil Liberties Union is using a controversial means to address the issue by filing a Supreme Court appeal on behalf of people who don’t even know they’re being monitored. The appeal marks the first […] Read More

A year after the Sept. 11 attacks, American still question which is more important: getting all the bad guys, or preserving civil liberties. A recent poll by National Public Radio, the Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government revealed that Americans are almost evenly divided over the issue. The poll asked whether “it’s […] Read More

Americans have shifted their priorities from domestic to international issues in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to a recent Gallup poll. Also, trust in the government, the president and Congress has surged to all-time highs, with President Bush receiving the highest presidential approval rating ever recorded by Gallup–90 percent. Three international […] Read More