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On the evening of September 11, 2001, the United States knew war was coming. We didn’t yet know against whom or how it would be fought and won, we just knew it was coming. By the end

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From Stuart Scott: Our life’s journey is about the people in it. How you live. Why you live. The manner in which you live.  Please make a difference with yours.

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I have spoken and written about the tense and deadly situation in Ukraine over the past nine months, but with the downing of MH17 last week by presumably renegade forces in Eastern Ukraine, a new chapter in

News: Botswana gay activists to sue gov’t over blood donation ban

From Agence de Presse Africaine: The Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) said Wednesday it is weighing legal options to take the Botswana government to court for barring members of the gays and lesbian community

Chat with Richard: The Facts of Gun Control

Gun control in the United States has always been a difficult and contentious issue. One one side are the gun rights advocates who cling tightly to their guns and on the other side are those that would

News: More Voices to Change Gay Blood Ban

Across the country on July 11, there were dozens of blood drives to raise awareness of the current FDA-enforced “gay blood ban.” This effort has raised the profile of the issue even higher and hopefully the pressure

Chat with Richard: Building a National Strategic Agenda

Meaningful work in Washington is hard to come by these days. The truly last piece of legislation that had any real impact was likely the budget deal put together by Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray.