According to the Department of Justice, violent extremists are individuals who support or commit ideologically motivated violence to further political goals.
But this definition is far too broad. To fight violent extremism, effectively, we must define it much more precisely.
Police officers sometimes use force, too, to stop a crime or maintain the peace. They are empowered to do this by the legal framework built on the U.S. Continue reading Stopping violence requires specificity→
Climate change is a threat that needs to be addressed with a sense of urgency, but the Green New Deal is not the solution. Filed as H. Res. 109, the Green New Deal was an awful piece of legislation – a legal Trojan horse. It was radical, highly partisan and unrealistic. It’s not what the American people need.
In 2015, the movie “Spotlight” redirected media attention to the decades-long controversy of sexual abuse taking place in the Roman Catholic Church. Many abuse cases have surfaced over the past few decades, but did not get enough attention from the public to make news. Continue reading Pedophile priests belong behind bars→
The college admissions scandal, in which parents allegedly paid millions of dollars to get their children into college through an illegal back door, is appalling. On March 12, William “Rick” Singer, a former Brookhaven College student and the mastermind of the scheme in which bribes were funneled to college coaches and test administrators, pleaded guilty to racketeering, money laundering, tax evasion and obstruction of justice. Federal authorities indicted 50 people, including 33 parents, who allegedly participated in the scam.Continue reading Admissions bribery is reprehensible→
Before voting on any issue in Farmers Branch, residents must first navigate a wasteland of opinion and misinformation. One might initially assume that officials and staff are responsible for the situation. However, this opinion landfill is created by residents.Continue reading Manske Library should get new building→
After 35 days, the longest government shutdown in U.S. history came to an end without approval for funding a wall on the southern border. The shutdown affected lives across the nation, leaving about 800,000 federal employees without pay, half of whom were still required to come to work without pay.