Americans are still trying to make sense of the killings last week of five police officers in Dallas and two police-related shootings of black men, one in Louisiana and the second in Minnesota. The Monday Poll received almost 600 responses to statements about the incidents. The most dismaying result: 69 percent were pessimistic or very pessimistic about the current state of the nation’s future.
June 14, 2016: Recently I drove to Kansas City, Kan., the city of my birth, to take something to my brother. As I drove up Central Avenue toward my last residential neighborhood there, a lump grew in my throat and my heart began to pound.
When people step aboard any Amtrak passenger train they should expect to arrive at their destination safely. However, that wasn’t the case Monday when the Los Angeles to Chicago Southwest Chief derailed near Cimarron, Kan., injuring more than 30 people.
Every presidential candidate needs a narrative to explain how his or her character was formed. They need a storyline that begins outside of politics with some experience or life-defining crucible moment that then defines the nature of their public service.
Americans nationwide will gather today to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack, which claimed nearly 3,000 lives, vaulted the United States into the longest, still unfinished wars in its history in Afghanistan and Iraq and left this country forever changed.