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  • Sep 02, 2014 |
    Two Americans were killed in Syria fighting alongside the terrorist group, ISIS. As a Minnesotan, I am troubled that these Americans came from Minnesota. Douglas McCarthur McCain, who grew up in New Hope, Minnesota – and Abdirahmaan Muhumed of Minneapolis – were both killed fighting for ISIS in Syria. Omar Jamal, a well-known Minneapolis Somalian leader, underscores that the death of Muhumed and McCain is not going to be an isolated incident. “Douglas McCain wasn't the first one and unfortunately he won't be the last.”
  • Aug 26, 2014 |
    Whatever took place at the moment a young man lost his life on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri may never be fully understood. And, as I’ve watched this play out I realize that my sense of foreboding about Ferguson goes beyond the racial overtones and mistrust in the police department. Ferguson is a potential bellwether for America. It portends an America where young people are facing many of the same challenges and concerns about their future that we see in other nations.
  • Aug 20, 2014 |
    It has long been considered there are only two certainties in life:  death and taxes. A slight amendment to that adage now includes the certainty that ObamaCare will continue to torment Americans as long as it remains the law of the land. And, for good reason. Born out of bad faith, sold on a lie, ObamaCare neither allowed you to keep your own health insurance, it also didn’t demonstrably or positively impact health care reform in America.
  • Aug 12, 2014 |
    “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant…I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.”   -President Barak Obama, January 2014, New Yorker Magazine
  • Aug 05, 2014 |
    This week’s African Leaders Summit represents a firm opportunity for President Obama to cement a lasting personal legacy, but more important for the future, a legacy in which rising African nations can look to the United States as an economic, political and security partner. Despite efforts by previous Presidents, including George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Africa remains a collection of nations beset by challenges that for most Americans defy imagination.