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 Protester Hana Kato, of Tacoma, Wash., holds a sign that reads

Columnist Thomas Sowell says the number of times Michael Brown was shot doesn’t really matter.


Posted at 4:08 p.m.
 A protester watches the confrontation between the police and demonstrators Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by police has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas.

The tremendous gains achieved by some African-Americans have not just left some others behind but made their situation more desperate and hopeless than it was 50 years ago.


Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 5:26 p.m.

On racial issues, the GOP needs a successor to Kemp — and an alternative to Paul.


Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 5:04 p.m.
 A swan dunks its head in the St. Joseph River along the frozen shore at Island Park in Elkhart Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 4:42 p.m.

Sometimes things are too close for us to really appreciate them. I suppose that coming from somewhere else helped me to recognize the enormous value of the water resources in this place called Elkhart.

 Indiana Gov. Mike Pence addresses the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Crystal Ballroom on Oct. 2, 2013. Pence visited Lippert Components, which held a ribbon cutting to recognize moving its headquarters to Elkhart, prior to the luncheon downtown.
Posted on Aug. 18, 2014 at 6:33 p.m.

Budget cuts, via reversions, were at the center of a pair of big decisions last week, putting the tactic used by both Democratic and Republican governors in the spotlight.

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Netanyahu defended Israel's intense bombardment of Gaza, saying that despite the high civilian death toll it was a
Posted on Aug. 18, 2014 at 6:07 p.m.

If politics were like sports, we could ask Israel to trade us Benjamin Netanyahu for Barack Obama.

 People protest Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. As night fell Sunday in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed toward one end of a street. Police attempted to push them back by firing tear gas and shouting over a bullhorn that the protest was no longer peaceful.
Posted on Aug. 18, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.

Black Americans still live in a different country, with different rules, different dangers and different rewards than those faced by others. It's easy for whites to forget that.

 Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson releases the name of the the officer accused of fatally shooting Michael Brown,  an unarmed black teenager,  Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Jackson announced that the officer's name is Darren Wilson.
Posted on Aug. 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

If this is how some cops behave when the whole world is watching, can you imagine what they're like when the whole world is not?

 Flowers and photographs are displayed Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in San Francisco, of a makeshift memorial for actor Robin Williams outside a home which was used in the filming of the movie
Posted on Aug. 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Is it wrong to mourn celebrities? Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the RedBlueAmerica columnists, debate.

 Against a backdrop of flood lights from police tactical vehicles, protestors stand their ground in the middle of West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, refusing to leave despite police orders early Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.
Posted on Aug. 17, 2014 at 3:45 p.m.

The images of tear gas, rubber bullets and sniper rifles from Ferguson don’t look like America.

 Michelle Singletary
Posted on Aug. 17, 2014 at 8:16 a.m.

American Tax Relief was selling a lot of hope. Unfortunately, desperate people will do desperate things.

 Sharon Randall
Posted on Aug. 17, 2014 at 7:57 a.m.

This list by columnist Sharon Randall brings together guns, macaroni and cheese and coyotes.

 Members of the U.S. Army's Old Guard lead a procession for Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene during a burial service at Arlington National Cemetery, on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Arlington, Va. Greene was killed when a gunman dressed as an Afghan soldier turned on ISAF troops, wounding about 15. He is the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in America's post-9/11 wars.
Posted on Aug. 16, 2014 at 8:58 p.m.

It would do all Americans some good to forget the political second-guessing and to recall what these men and women did for us.


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 Elkhart County Council members David Foutz (left), Randy Yohn (middle) and David Ashe (left) during a council meeting in Goshen Saturday, April 12, 2014. The council is considering an increase in the local income tax to help recoup funds lost to property tax caps put in place in 2008.

Posted on Aug. 16, 2014 at 6:21 p.m.
 Police advance through smoke, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.  Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with people lobbing molotov cocktails at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Posted on Aug. 15, 2014 at 2:59 p.m.
 Hillary Clinton smiles as she takes the stage at Mishawaka High School for a town hall meeting Friday, March 28, 2008. Clinton, campaigning for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, spoke for about an hour and answered a few questions from the audience in the school's gymnasium.

Posted on Aug. 15, 2014 at 12:13 p.m.
 This July 29, 2014, file photo shows former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she greets a customer during a book signing of her new book

Posted on Aug. 15, 2014 at 11:40 a.m.
 Police officers work their way north on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., clearing the road with the use of tear gas and smoke bombs Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails and other objects at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Posted on Aug. 14, 2014 at 3:22 p.m.
 Six-year-old Gabriela Lopez is escorted from an appearance in Immigration Court by an unidentified adult in New York on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Gabriela, who made the journey with her 15-year-old brother Brandon in May 2014, is one of the 57,000 unaccompanied minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally from Central America. Their father said his children were escaping extortion in their home country of El Salvador.

Posted on Aug. 14, 2014 at 2:37 p.m.
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