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A Transformational President

When Barack Obama was running for President back in 2008, he famously announced that his goal was to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”  Now many of us felt that we already had a pretty darn good country, and many doubted that Obama would be able to change America all that much.  Unfortunately, I would suggest that this President has indeed changed the United States, and the world, a great deal.  And it hasn’t been for the good.

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A Lousy Deal

You could tell everything you needed to know, about who had prevailed in the Iran nuclear talks, by the way Iran’s negotiator was received in Tehran after the deal to reach a deal was announced.  Mohammad Javad Zarif received a hero’s welcome by thunderous crowds for his triumph over the Great Satan (the U.S.) and the Little Satan (Israel).

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Stopping Human Trafficking – Apparently Not That Important

One year ago (March 19th, 2014 to be exact), I wrote my blog on human trafficking – “The Horrors of Human Trafficking.”  It was the most read blog I’ve written in the six years I’ve been doing this blog, and still has dozens of people reading it every week.  (You can read it by clicking here.)

I guess that’s because human trafficking is such a terrible thing, and more and more people want to do something about it.  After all, it’s estimated that there are 20 to 27 million human beings worldwide who have been forced, against their will, into involuntary servitude.  A large portion of these exploited victims are women and young girls, and a shocking number of them are forced into the sex trade industry.

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The Three Most Likely Republican Presidential Candidates

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas this week announced that he’s running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States.  Will he be the nominee?  I don’t know.

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Here is a somewhat comprehensive list of the most likely Republicans to throw their hats into the ring: Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Pence.  There may still be others, but these are the ones most often mentioned, and who have expressed a reasonable degree of interest in running.

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