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    The whole world is watching

    Moral high ground is earned – not inherited. For the United States to continue to merit global influence in conversations about human rights or in condemning human rights abuses, it is imperative that we first look to ourselves and our own borders. For years, politicians have described crossings at ...

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    The real problem with Democrats' 'COVID relief' bill

    Last week, after getting criticized in their home districts, Democrats finally announced plans to scrap two major pet projects from their so-called "COVID-19 relief" bill, a $1.9 trillion piece of legislation mostly consisting of provisions not directly related to public health spending. These scrap...

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    WHO Must Actually Demonstrate Independence from China

    With the stroke of a pen, President Joe Biden readmitted the United States, as a paying member, to the World Health Organization (WHO). President Biden’s own National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan stated, “Re-engaging with the WHO also means holding it to the highest standards… We have deep concern...

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    Being pro-life is more important than ever

    2020 may be remembered as the year America grappled with the value of life. From a global pandemic that gripped us in collective grief and cost hundreds of thousands of lives to a national reckoning on racial injustice, questions of life were central to a tumultuous year. We saw tensions heighten an...

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    COVID-19 vaccines give hope for our seniors

    They are called the Greatest Generation for a reason. They sacrificed without asking for celebration. They took responsibility for themselves, and they took care of their neighbors. When their country called, they stepped up and said, "I will serve." They didn't quit easily, and they don't scare eas...

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    There's much to be grateful and fight for this Thanksgiving

    The year was 1942. World War II was raging around the globe. As Thanksgiving was approaching that November, the United States was experiencing food and supplies rationing, restrictions on travel, and empty chairs at dining room tables across the country where loved ones were missing, fighting farawa...

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    Physically distant, not socially isolated

    Originally published in the Highland County Press. In June, nearly half of American adults reported struggling with mental health or substance use, according to a CDC survey. Even before the global coronavirus pandemic, suicide rates in the U.S. had already skyrocketed to their highest levels since ...

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