Ilhan Omar – how representative is she?

Some of Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s comments are disconcerting at best, damaging and divisive at worst.  Equally troubling, she is allowing herself to be used as a tool by Donald Trump to drive a wedge in the Democratic Party.  The Somali immigrant’s comments are fuel to his incendiary style, which often incites violence against immigrants …

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"The Mosque" near Ground Zero: a battle of the heart, head and gut

Sorting out my feelings about the so-called "Mosque" near Ground Zero has been an odyssey of heart, gut and head.  The journey has not been easy.Some 9/11 survivors are genuinely aghast at the location of this proposed Islamic community center. There’s precedent for this reaction. When Carmelite nuns sought to establish a convent near Auschwitz, protests …

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