• To bring down Kim Jong Un, send in the truth

    by  • September 2, 2017 • 0 Comments

    After I reported from South Korea and North Korea in 2007, and saw the stark contrast between the vibrant, dynamic South and the backward, sad North, I thought that the easiest way to bring down the totalitarian regime in the North would be to collect three busloads of random North Koreans, drive them to...

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    A way forward with North Korea, maybe

    by  • August 18, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Something positive may come out of the sky-high and overblown rhetoric surrounding North Korea the past few weeks. I wouldn’t call these eventualities likely or inevitable, merely on the edge of being possible. That’s because Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have made statements publicly that no American administration has...

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    Why all white Americans should see the film “Whose Streets?” about the events in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014

    by  • August 14, 2017 • 0 Comments

    I saw the documentary “Whose Streets?” last night. It’s about what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, in the weeks and months after Michael Brown, an unarmed college-bound teenager who was black, was shot by a police officer, Darren Wilson, who was white, in August 2014. I think every American should see this movie, particularly every...

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    Social Media Poll #4: Who is the most engaging of the presidential candidates — Huckabee, Rubio, Clinton, or?

    by  • May 22, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Who is the most engaging of all of the announced candidates for president? You might say the folksy Mike Huckabee, longtime talk show host, pastor and former governor of Arkansas. Or maybe Marco Rubio, the GOP senator from Florida who seems to connect well with voters, and in his speeches evinces empathy for people...

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    Social Media Poll #3: Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee enter the presidential race with advantages, but Bernie Sanders still surges

    by  • May 13, 2015 • 0 Comments

      Bernie Sanders, the scruffy U.S. Senator from Vermont, continues to have social-media momentum in his second week running for the presidency even as three new Republicans entering the race dominated the headlines. More than 88,000 people signed up to “like” Sanders on Facebook or follow him on Twitter, in the six days from...

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