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President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

The West has got to make China play by the rules

COVID-19 has left the U.S. and global economies in tough shape.
Faith leaders pray with President Donald Trump during a rally for evangelical supporters at the King Jesus International Ministry church on Jan. 3, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

My concerns about the evangelical church and Trump

Why are so many Christians willing to excuse or even ignore the behavior of a man who has no regard for the truth?
never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense

“Never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense”

Today we see police officers subject to being labeled as aggressors because of the actions of a few of their fellows.
Demonstrators in Minneapolis ask us to “Reimagine Public Safety” and to “Invest in Education — Not Strangulation” as well as to “Defund the Police.” AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Flawed models for police rules and unions are root cause of brutality

Too often, police have to respond to events that aren’t really police business.
Protesters demand independence at a rally in a shopping mall in Hong Kong on June 15. AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

U.S. should sanction Chinese banks for repression in China

If Hong Kong is no longer free, then Washington should revoke its special privileges in trade and banking.

Where do we draw a line? Or is there even a line?

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
*image credit New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/us/politics/trump-bible-st-johns.html)

How sad…

Trump just wasted a golden opportunity to try to unite his country.

Storm cloud on the horizon?

The upcoming election could make 2000 look simple and straightforward.

What happened to us being us?

We see our leadership engaging in selfishly pushing a narrow agenda for political gain. We have blame being hurled at any opposition without including facts.

Sometimes crises bring out the best in us, and sometimes not

How are we helping our small businesses and unemployed to survive at this time of crisis? Let's increase the House of Reps salary!