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American CurrentSee Monthly Magazine

American CurrentSee Monthly Magazine

American CurrentSee is a journal dedicated to transcending the tired old rhetoric about race, politics and civil rights and empowering readers to liberate themselves from a culture of government dependency and monolithic political allegiances. American CurrentSee is the brainchild of Dr. Ben Carson and is published monthly in a digital format by The Washington Times.

Recent Stories

Maranda Brooks stands outside a payday loans business that she frequented in the past Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Cleveland. Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are putting together expansive, first-ever rules on payday loans aimed at helping cash-strapped borrowers from falling into a cycle of high-rate debt. Analysts often point to Ohio for its complicated history with payday loans:  Ranking fourth in the nation in the share of people who took out payday loans, at 10 percent, Ohio also was third among states in the number of consumer complaints to the CFPB about payday loans, behind Texas and California. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Mayday before payday

When it comes to the topic of payday loans, there is no shortage of opinions on the subject matter.

Payday loans helped put my son through college

Eliminating people's access to credit is poor policy and the current Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rules would do just that by intentionally limiting access to short term credit to people like me, and you.

Donald Trump. (AP Photo/File)

The rise and eventual fall of Donald Trump

It's all on the line for Donald Trump. Although he has flirted with running for president five times he is finally in the race and putting his foot in his mouth every step of the way.

Two Jordanian men walk past graffiti depicting the flag of the Islamic State group with Arabic that reads, "There is only one God and Muhammad is his prophet," in the city of Ma'an, Jordan. (Associated Press)

The threat from within

"There are hundreds, maybe thousands of people across the country who are receiving recruitment overtures from the terrorist group (ISIS) or directives to attack the U.S....It's like the devil sitting on their shoulders, saying kill, kill, kill."

Sophia Ensley, right, and Barbie Branum embrace in front of a makeshift memorial at the Navy Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center, Saturday, July 18, 2015, for the victims of the July 16 shootings  in Chattanooga, Tenn. The U.S. Navy says a sailor who was shot in the attack on a military facility in Chattanooga has died, raising the death toll to five people. (Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP) THE DAILY CITIZEN OUT; NOOGA.COM OUT; CLEVELAND DAILY BANNER OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

The truth about attacks on military installations

Domestic attacks and terror come in many forms. Since 2009 in the U.S., there have been approximately 40 deaths of military personnel and civilian contractors on our military installations that were each perpetrated by a single gunman.

In this April 14, 2015 photo, Leap commuters use their smartphones during a bus ride in San Francisco. A company called Leap, a bus company that offers rides with spacious seating, free Wi-Fi and attendants who deliver snacks, launched the service last month with morning and evening commutes that follow public bus routes between the tony Marina district and the heart of downtown San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The changing media landscape

The media landscape is changing in large and dramatic ways. There is an epic technological transition that is driving consolidation, which many are calling "merger mania."

Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts while playing against Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, during the Rogers Cup semifinal tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Serena Williams and positive self-talk

All champions use positive self-talk. They routinely pump themselves up with the right words at the right time. Take this great example from the all-time tennis great Serena Williams.

Miss Nevada Brittany McGowan, Miss Maryland Mame Adjei, Miss Rhode Island Anea Garcia, Miss Texas Ylianna Guerra and Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan competes during the 2015 Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, July 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Derick E. Hingle)

Journey to the crowns

In order to explain my Miss USA experience, I must begin with my journey to becoming Miss Maryland USA 2015.

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is trying to adopt a new rule that could put 70 percent of payday lenders out of business. (AP Photo/Ryan J. Foley)

Short-term loans: Providing solutions to financial bumps in the road

As an African-American growing up in the Liberty City section of Miami-Dade County, I saw many families endure financial hardship from time to time. Unfortunately, many of these families, when left with no other options, turned to dubious methods and sources for help getting over these temporary challenges.

The Confederate flag matter has had far-reaching effects, even as the banner is being removed from use in entertainment venues and government sites. (Associated Press)

Whitewashing history

There is reason behind the fact that some hate groups in Europe where the swastika has been banned use the Confederate flag as a rallying symbol. They have an underlying shared value: white supremacy, buttress of our country's own original sin.

In this June 3, 2014 photo, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney speaks at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. Pinckney was killed, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in a shooting at an historic black church in Charleston, S.C. The shooter is still at large. (Grace Beahm/The Post and Courier via AP)

A call to courage in the hour of evil

Among the nine innocents murdered at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston Carolina this past Wednesday was Pastor Clementa Pinckney. Reverend Pinckney is my cousin, and our parents lived just across the field growing up in Marion, South Carolina. Our families have remained very close over the years. I knew them before I knew the world. We were all molded from the same clay.

Comprehensive sex education will still get the bulk of federal funding under the currently proposed budget, but a House-added measure should make it easier for some states to get abstinence funding too. (AP Photo/Aberdeen American News, Kevin Bennett, File)

Parents - not Schools - must 'Take Charge'

Washington state recently implemented a taxpayer funded contraception initiative called "Take Charge" in many of its public schools. This program allows school personnel to implant intrauterine devices (IUDs) and other long-acting contraceptives (LARCS) in girls as young as eleven years old without parental knowledge or permission

Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot to Garbine Muguruza of Spain during the women's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday July 11, 2015. (Sean Dempsey/Pool Photo via AP)

Serena Williams and her ultimate sponsor

When the 1977 miniseries "Roots," featuring LeVar Burton was produced by David L. Wolper, ABC Television had very low expectations for its success.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Future Tense

With all the negative media attention regarding the amount of people vying for the 2016 Republican nomination, there is a political dynamic that many haven't considered.

From The Vault

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence steps off the podium after discussing the state's new religious-freedom law in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Religious freedom and the true spirit of tolerance

Opponents of various state-sponsored religious freedom laws have been braying as loudly as the law permits in hopes of convincing the American public that the laws will be used to discriminate against gay people ...

Fredrick Wilson II, above, in a screenshot from a viral Facebook video he posted amid last summer's racial strife in Ferguson, Mo.

Social media: Handle with care

I believe that the Internet is one of man's crowning achievements, but there can be obvious and not-so-obvious dangers.

House Speaker John A. Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reached a rare bipartisan accord with last month's passage of H.R. 2, which reforms Medicare physician reimbursements. (Associated Press)

Obamacare dressed in Medicare clothing

A detailed look at the provisions in H.R. 2 reveals a convoluted, top-down system with much of the White House's radical plan to change how doctors get paid woven into every page.

American Happiness by The Washington Times

Seeking virtue, finding happiness

In the 1950s, a group of psychologists began promulgating ideas related to the pursuit of happiness and flourishing.

Hillary Clinton tailored her recent presidential campaign launch to her liberal base, vowing to restore fairness to an economy where a "CEO makes about 300 times what the average worker makes." (Associated Press)

The Founders' fear: rise of the demagogues

It is striking how sharply the rhetoric and demagoguery of contemporary presidential campaigns, and presidential rhetoric in general, has departed from 18th- and 19th-century norms.