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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Akron, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) **FILE**

The Republican Maginot line

While the GOP is busy fighting the last war, a new war is upon them and the Republican establishment is ill prepared to deal with it. The new war is the Trump war.

Pastor Mark Dever. (Image: Screen shot from video produced by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention)

Why should the devil have all the good music?

- The Washington Times

Mark Dever, pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church here in Washington, D.C., published a very interesting piece Tuesday. Titled, "In Praise of Low-Budget, Non-Professional Music Ministries," it is well worth a Christian's time in reading.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump meets with active and retired law enforcement at a Fraternal Order of Police lodge in Akron, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

School choice the Republican key to African-American votes

After detailing the shameful conditions of poverty, unemployment, crime, incarceration and failed schools which have developed under Democrat control of American cities for the past 50 years, Mr. Trump asked for the votes of African-Americans.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Akron, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Memo to Donald Trump: Here's how to apologize

Check with your pastor, rabbi, imam or Friend of Bill -- they will agree that there are several essential components to a meaningful apology -- all absent from Mr. Trump's remarks. The elements are designed to begin a process of change in both the injured person and the perpetrator of the injury.

President Barack Obama gestures while saying it's important to think about the why when choosing a goal or profession, as he speaks to Young African Leaders Initiative event at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) **FILE**

Obama's protocols for deciding whether to kill you

On Aug. 5, President Obama released a declassified May 22, 2013 document euphemistically styled Presidential Policy Guidance. It delineates the secret procedures the president has promised to employ (shielded from outside scrutiny or verification) to determine whether any person on the planet shall live or die based on his say-so alone.

Gen. David Petraeus. ** File (Associated Press)

Army generals playing James Madison

Active or retired United States Army generals like David Petraeus advising on political arrangements in foreign lands to promote peace, government legitimacy, and liberty are like dogs walking on his their hind legs. As British sage Samuel Johnson would have said, "It is not done well, but you are surprised to find it done at all."

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in these 2016 file photos. (AP Photo) ** FILE **

Are Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump the best we can do?

The race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is without a doubt one of the most highly dramatized presidential elections to date. Due to each candidate's opposing promises and bold views, our nation has found itself polarized and, ironically, unified by asking is this the best we can do.