From the daily archives: Monday, January 18, 2016

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stayed up until 4 a.m. the morning of Aug. 28, 1963. He had returned to his room at the historic Willard Hotel, a stone’s throw from the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, around midnight, and labored over his speech for four more hours.

He had told his friends and his advisors that he was going to his room to counsel with his Lord, and for those early hours in the dark of a new day, Dr. King paced around his room, practicing, marking his document, redrafting it in long-hand, crossing words out, […]

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Gov. John Kasich is on record supporting burning more dirty, climate changing coal to prevent miners losing their cold, damp, dark, dangerous, underground jobs that at best pay median wages.

“We are going to continue to work on cleaning coal, but I want to tell you, we are going to dig it, we are going to clean it, and we are going to burn it in Ohio, and we are not going to apologize for it,” he said in 2012 at an energy conference, The Hill reported.

The governor’s campaign website does not have a page detailing his […]

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[NOTE: It’s an election year, and we are witnessing a more charged atmosphere this quadrennial cycle as we go through the process of selecting a new president. In the meantime, amidst inflammatory charges by the presidential candidates about terrorism, Planned Parenthood, immigration and Islam, our country has even more pressing issues to deal with that undermine our system of self-government. Sadly, our venerable Constitution, the basis for our republic, is in need of major repair. In that spirit, this five-part series is written in order to provide a wake-up call about some dangers to our democratic system and some ways […]

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