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Patrisse Cullors is a co-founder of Blacks Lives Matter. About her background, she said in 2015: "The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia (Garza, BLM co-founder) in particular are trained organizers." Cullors also said: "We are trained Ma…

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All of us have faced failure. We are never done failing unless we are done trying. “He who never makes a mistake never makes anything.” Some attribute this quote to Abraham Lincoln. I wouldn’t think that anyone wants to fail, but then again, I am surprised daily by what people want. The reas…

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Since the start of the pandemic, leading drug makers such as Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson have relied on robust intellectual property (IP) protections in developing coronavirus vaccines.

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Michael Barone is one important reason I get a copy of the News Leader every week. Being of a conservative orientation, I truly enjoy reading his seasoned opinions on the issues affecting our nation,particularly our public life.

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Easter is a time of celebration, a time to remember that Jesus lives and that we have been given an opportunity to build a true relationship with our creator. However, the days leading up to it are a celebration of pain as we remember how much Jesus suffered for our sins. He was not just kil…

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The highest point in Florida is Britton Hill, 345 feet above sea level. In West Virginia, that would barely register as a bump in the road. Florida has some of the best beaches anywhere. West Virginia has some of the best whitewater rafting. It’s hard to imagine two states more different fro…

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Easing now into spring, winter has felt longer than normal, after a year into the pandemic.

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On March 7th, 2021 Homestead Middle School experienced a great loss.

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“Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” This is the question uttered by Elisha in 2 Kings 2:14 after his mentor, Elijah was taken up suddenly in a chariot of fire. It’s an extraordinary account of God’s powerful interactions with some of the most historical figures of the Jewish and Christia…

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It’s March 2021. It’s officially one year since our church uspended worship services (as well as other ministries).

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A huge heartfelt thank you to the South Dade and Florida Keys community members who reached out amidst a global pandemic to support the 2020 Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child program. Locally, 3,430 shoeboxes were packed by churches, community groups and many individuals in the Key…

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Just prior to World War I, the United States were virtually debt free and often operated under a budget surplus. Then, along came Woodrow Wilson. Wilson’s deficits added roughly $22 billion to the national debt, an almost eight-fold increase from the debt with which he began his term. After …

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With reparations, there is the issue of who pays. Do African countries owe reparations to Black Americans? After all, Harvard's director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Henry Louis Gates, wrote that 90% of those enslaved and shipped to the New World were s…

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Imagine that your life story was put into a book and it became a best seller. Next, you get a phone call, and it is a famous director that wants to turn your book into a movie, and you get to pick who will play you. I am sure you would want to embellish certain events in your life and ignore…

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One of the features of the "Star Trek" mythos that many find appealing is the summary of a Vulcan philosophy exemplified in the expression "infinite diversity in infinite combinations." The earliest portrayal of this is observed in an episode of the original series titled "Is There in Truth …

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Last week, I testified before the House Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties regarding H.R. 40: Examining the Path to Reparative Justice in America. In other words, reparations. This is the first part of the statement I submitted:

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Do you have a favourite Bible verse? If so, why is it your favourite? Is it a beautifully written piece of literature, or does it mean something special to you?

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The Washington D.C. establishment class, administrative state, big tech, and the legacy media have made themselves oligarchs through authoritarian control of what is heard, said, and done.

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If Delray Beach were a college football team, the city would be facing the sport’s death penalty.

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Our nation and society are in big trouble! As our people have been squeezed more than any other time in recent history, societal cracks and weaknesses have become exposed. Much that has been hidden has come to the

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One of the many things that I appreciate about the Bible is its uncanny ability to meet readers where they are. If you’re discouraged, for example, you can find passages that will lend encouragement. If you’re doubtful, there are passages that inspire faith. If you’re confused, there are pas…

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Is there a cause important enough to you that you would fight for it? I know lately saying that you will fight for something has a different meaning then it did a month ago, but only to hypocrites.

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One of the standout episodes of the television series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" involves the starship Enterprise's contact with an alien species, the Tamarians, whose language relies exclusively on metaphorical phrases and mythical references.

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It wasn't just Donald Trump's detractors who felt a sudden sense of relief when they heard that Twitter was blocking his feed after the storming of the Capitol and the disruption of the reading of the Electoral College results on Jan. 6. While President Trump's exact words to the crowd on th…

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Due to the pandemic, many congregations have had to change their expectations for corporate worship. Homestead Mennonite Church (HMC) is no exception.

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What do you do when things don’t turn out the way you had hoped? How can you live through times of chaos and uncertainty without having serious emotional wounds and struggles? What should your reaction be when your strength is failing after a long battle? Many of us have found ourselves in t…

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Did America go crazy in 2020? I suspect observers years hence will think so because of the responses, of both elite officials and ordinary Americans, to the COVID-19 pandemic starting last February and to the shocking video from Minneapolis police officers released over Memorial Day weekend.

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When we entered the new decade on January 1, 2020, Monroe County looked forward to building a resilient community. We never imagined how that would morph only two months into the year. There is nothing more important to our County staff than the health, safety, and wellbeing of our residents…

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The article written by Charlie Hudson, "True Meaning of Christmas", Dec 25, 2020, is nice, warm and fuzzy, but wrong.

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It is probably not a fallacy to state that religion has sometimes (maybe often) led people astray from God rather than leading them to a fuller understanding and relationship with him. Even considering that, it is perhaps not

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This year has been difficult for many, including Homestead Mennonite Church (HMC), my home congregation.

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The thief struck in an instant. My attention had turned to a scientist explaining his work to make vanilla a new South Florida crop. When I returned to where I was to speak at lunch, I was down a roast beef sandwich. It was in the jaws of a raccoon scampering away with his spoils.

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I met economist and professor Walter Williams when I interviewed him while hosting a local TV show in Cleveland. We discussed a number of topics but focused on race-based preferences, aka affirmative action. Williams adamantly opposed it, still an unpopular position to take, but especially b…