By E.W. JACKSON America is in the midst of an ideological civil war. The division is deep and wide and the refugee problem is the latest iteration of the chasm. Emotional arguments can generate justifications that are extremely hypocritical. The hypocrisy in this particular debate is that those who want an open door refugee policy

  America is in crisis. For the urban poor, the crisis is a national emergency. Last week I attended the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. I fully expected an exposition of the usual conservative positions on the economy, national security, the military, energy, taxes and the national debt. Although I was not holding my breath,

BY: JOSHUA D. DENTON Assistant Communications Director, STAND We are full blown into the “official” holiday season with only 14 more “sleeps” until Christmas Day. It’s so close now that even the grinches and grouches can’t live in denial any longer. Thanksgiving has come and quickly passed by, and yet it is one of the

E.W. Jackson While it is true that murder rates in America’s cities have declined overall for the last two decades, we are witnessing a startling surge in murders this year. Milwaukee had forty-one in 2014, but had reached 84 by mid-July of this year. By the same period, Baltimore had 155 murders, fifty more than

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