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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, joined at right by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., responds to base remarks by President Donald Trump after he called for four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their "broken" countries, as he exploited the nation's glaring racial divisions once again for political gain, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. All four congresswomen are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S. Omar is the first Somali-American in Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Calling ‘the squad’ to account

A very educational series of events occurred in the last couple of weeks illustrating the nature of political maneuvering at the national level. In this case, the Democrats are on the losing end, having been played expertly by President Donald Trump.

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Mexican migration officers escort a group of migrants to apply for asylum in the United States, on the International Bridge 1 in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Asylum-seekers grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refugee claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America amid a chaos of rumors, confusion and fear. (AP Photo/AP Photo/Salvador Gonzalez)

The existential crisis posed by mass immigration

Western civilization faces an existential crisis. Mass immigration, low birth rates and China's rise pose challenges our political institutions and economies appear ill-equipped to confront.

President of the Iraq's self-governing Kurdish region Nechirvan Barzani speaks to the media after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

A victory for Kurdistan's minorities

Nechirvan Barzani was recently sworn in as Kurdistan's new president, and already he is a beacon of light, spreading peace, toleration and harmony throughout the region.

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

America, love it or leave it (again)

The phrase "America, Love It or Leave It" has a pedigree dating back at least to the McCarthy era. In the '70s, the phrase was employed again against those protesting America's involvement in the Vietnam War.

In this Monday, July 15, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, second from left, speaks, as U.S. Reps., from left, Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.,Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listen, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The limits of free speech

During the past week, President Donald Trump excited two bitter public controversies by sending and publishing two highly inappropriate and offensively incendiary tweets.

Throw Turkey out of NATO

Defying American warnings, Turkey began taking delivery of Russian S-400 missile air defense systems on July 12.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Freedom's Detective' by Charles Lane

Hiram Coombs Whitley, the chief of the U.S. Secret Service under President Ulysses S. Grant, was brave and public-service-minded, yet he was also opportunistic and even, at times, criminal.

Space shuttle Endeavour clears the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Monday, May 16, 2011.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Why investing in space must be a priority

The United States remains the only nation to have landed humans on the moon and returned them safely to Earth. It is among the greatest achievements in the history of the human race.