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Having ‘The Talk’ With Kids … About Racism

As the parent of three children under the age of 13, I certainly don’t look forward to having “the talk.” In fact, I outright dread it. And I don’t scare easy. I can handle talking to my kids about sex, finances, God, death.  But there is still one topic that gives me pause: racism. And...

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So-Called Sanctuary Cities Have No Teeth

Welcome to the national debate over so-called sanctuary cities. “So-called” because, from my vantage point — as the son of a retired cop and someone who has written about immigration for 25 years — there is no such thing as a sanctuary city.  Now, I know you’re hearing the term quite a bit...

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The Journey Toward God, One Step At A Time

We’ve all heard that joke about the man who was forced by floodwaters to climb onto the roof of his house. Professing his faith in the Lord and convinced that he’d be saved, the man turns away rescue attempts from good Samaritans in a rowboat, a speedboat and a helicopter. Eventually, the...

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Everyone Is Worried About The Dreamers

Well, not everyone. Some people believe that anyone who is in the country illegally should be removed — period. But there is worry within the wide swath of America that believes six things — that immigrants are the country’s life’s blood, that we ought to reward positive behavior, that it is...

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25 Resolutions

I’ll be turning 50 later this year, si dios quiere (if God so desires, as my mother would say). Those years represent their share of pain, plenty of mistakes, a dash of wisdom and many lessons learned the hard way. To usher in 2017, here are 25 resolutions that may just lead you to better...

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After The Election, Are We Listening?

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” So goes the iconic line from the 1967 film “Cool Hand Luke,” courtesy of the “Captain,” a cruel prison warden played by Strother Martin. That character could have been talking about America today, after one of the ugliest and most toxic...


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