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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

Children's thank you and birthday cards that were sent to Rosa Parks are among the items in the Rosa Parks archive as seen during a media preview at the Library of Congress. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Give thanks: Remembering the small and positive moments

It's great that there is a designated time during the year to show gratitude for all the blessings in life. Families converge, cook tons of food, share stories and go around the room and share what they are thankful for.

Bargain-hunting motorists willing to drive to another state can save up to 10 percent on Black Friday shopping.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Taking back Thanksgiving

During the Thanksgiving holiday of 1989, George W. Bush stood in the White House Rose Garden, in front of reporters, school children and a 50-pound turkey.

Alaina Franklin, 6 months old, poses for a photo at Relleke's Pumpkin Patch in Granite City, Mo.  (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Finding thanks

The happiest people are thankful for what they have -- but what do you have? Do happier people have more, making it easier for them to be happy? One reason that some people are happier is that they are simply better at recognizing the things that they should be thankful for.

Dulcie Bagley, holds a welcome sign, as she walks by demonstrators outside of Roseburg Regional Airport waiting for President Barack Obama's arrival in Roseburg, Ore., Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Addressing our descent into darkness

It is almost impossible to solve a problem when starting from the wrong basic assumption. When the church insisted that the earth was the center of the universe, astronomers could make no sense of the movement of the stars because of the error in the basic assumption.

A turkey brought home by Associated Press reporter Gosia Wozniacka stands, at right, with a new companion in its coop at Wozniacka's home in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

In everything, give thanks -- seriously?

From my early childhood, my siblings and I were taught, "In everything give thanks." But many of us may wonder how we can give thanks in everything when bad times come along, sending us reeling, confused and clueless in how to survive yet another problem of life.

Thanksgiving dinner. (Associated Press)

Giving thanks, living thanks

When I was a child, my favorite Thanksgiving ritual was going around the table, announcing what we were thankful for. The ham in me couldn't wait! I would prepare my little speech in advance, being sure to include something funny, something wildly unexpected, instructions for vaporizing my brother and thanks for the wonderful country we live in.

President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, in this Oct. 15, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Leading from behind: A study of failed policy

Long before the White House articulated its "leading from behind" Middle East policy it was obvious to the casual observer that America's strategy for stabilizing and enhancing U.S. influence in the region was failing.

FILE - In this April 30, 2012, file photo, Khloe Kardashian Odom and Lamar Odom from the show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" attend an E! Network upfront event at Gotham Hall in New York. A family representative says Lamar Odom has left a Las Vegas hospital and is now in the Los Angeles area to continue his recovery a week after being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel. Alvina Alston, publicist for Odom's aunt JaNean Mercer, said Tuesday, oct. 20, 2015,  that the former NBA star was transported by helicopter from Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas around 5 p.m. Monday. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

Lamar Odom media coverage provides lessons in reality

The media maelstrom that has swirled since former professional basketball player Lamar Odom was reported unresponsive in a Nevada brothel has been a fascinating, if deeply disturbing peek at the modern-day news cycle.

The Washington Times celebrates the U.S. Constitution 227 years after ratification. (VIDEO screenshot) ** FILE **

The Constitution's 'chosen people'

The year 2019 will mark the 4th century that blacks walked the soil of the territory that would evolve into the United States. For most of that 400 years blacks would, largely, be considered property and less than human.

Marquez Ball

A bag of words

All of us carry a bag of words which we use to express our thoughts and feelings. Some of the words are used more frequently while others are used rarely if ever.

From The Vault

Crime scene investigators step beneath police tape to document the scene and gather evidence where a stabbing took place at Morgan State University, Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Baltimore. Two groups of people got into a fight outside a dining hall on the Morgan State University campus, and some football players were stabbed by someone swinging a knife wildly, police and college officials said. (AP Photo/The Baltimore Sun, Karl Merton Ferron)

Let's get some things right

The Black Lives Matter movement has recently become a household expression; an issue in itself that many debate and devalue mainly because they need to be debriefed. We hear the hostility in retorts from people refusing to face the facts as they respond with, "All lives matter." Or better yet, they will try to redirect the message by asking, "What about black on black crime?"

Police pick up a pair of shoes after a double shooting in Baltimore in this May 24, 2015, file photo. (Colin Campbell/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)

How housing policy caused segregation in Baltimore

About four months has passed since the dramatic wave of civil unrest that flooded the streets of Baltimore and minds across the nation following the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a spinal cord injury in police custody.

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.