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It Counts to be Counted

It Counts to be Counted

As the 2020 Census draws near, it is important that all residents understand the importance of ensuring an accurate population count. An accurate census count ensures that communities are represented when it comes to allocating funding and resources from the federal government – critical lifelines that assist communities and provide transportation, in frastructure, health services, education, community development, support for organizations that assist people in need, and much more.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Pete Buttigieg, But Were Too Afraid to Ask

Everything You Wanted to Know About Pete Buttigieg, But Were Too Afraid to Ask

Rhodes Scholar. Afghan vet. Mayor. An impressive resume, to be sure, but to have made the fantastic leap from local politics to the doorstep of the Oval Office – at the age of just 38 – seems altogether impossible without some serious behind-the-scenes connections. Let’s just cut right to the chase with a couple questions that the media has glaringly failed to consider about the top-polling Democratic presidential candidate. First, the most obvious one. How on earth does a young Midwestern mayor, regardless of his polished resume, jump to the front of the serving line, past hundreds of veteran politicians who have quietly nurtured presidential ambitions inside of the Beltway their entire lives? As The Economist emphatically stated this week, “Mr

To Judge or Not to Judge

To Judge or Not to Judge

So often you hear that Christians cannot judge others because of what Jesus said in the eighth chapter of the Gospel of John concerning the woman caught in adultery. When a group of Pharisees was ready to stone the adulteress to death, Jesus spoke up and said, “You without sin cast the first stone!” So many people believe Jesus is forbidding anyone to judge any thing, anytime, because everyone is a sinner. Permit me to add one word, a word that I believe does not change, nor add to, what Jesus said.

Trump’s Budget: More Warfare, Slightly Less Welfare

Trump’s Budget: More Warfare, Slightly Less Welfare

Listening to the howls from Democrats and the applause from Republicans, one would think President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2021 budget is a radical assault on the welfare state. The truth is the budget contains some minor spending cuts, most of which are not even real cuts. Instead they are reductions in the “projected rate of growth.” This is equivalent of saying you are sticking to your diet because you ate five chocolate chip cookies when you wanted to eat ten.

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