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Nick Russell on May 4th, 2011

Pakistan is criticizing the United States for what it calls an "unauthorized unilateral action" into their country; the raid by Navy SEALS that that killed Osama bin Laden. The Pakistani government is upset that American authorities did not tell them in advance of the raid on bin Laden’s compound in a town that houses some […]

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Nick Russell on September 22nd, 2010

So now President Obama’s aunt, who has lived in this country illegally for years, has declared that the United States has an “obligation” to grant her citizenship.  “If I come as an immigrant, you have the obligation to make me a citizen,” Zeituni Onyango said in a television interview aired this week. She came here […]

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Nick Russell on May 7th, 2010

I had a boss once that had a sign in his office that said “Never try to teach a pig to sing. It’s a waste of time, and it irritates the pig.” Maybe I need to remember that and stop beating my head against the brick wall. But sometimes I just can’t help myself. Ignorance […]

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Nick Russell on April 28th, 2010

Last week Arizona Governor Jan Brewer ignited a firestorm of controversy when she signed the state’s tough new law, which makes it a state crime to be in the United States illegally. Under the new law, Arizona police officers have an obligation to question anyone they suspect is in the country illegally about their immigration […]

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Nick Russell on February 22nd, 2010

In a blog post few days ago, I wrote about Maria, or whatever the name is of the Third World waif, that one of those Save The Children type television commercials keeps wanting us to send money to so she can have a new life. I made the comment in jest, but the truth is […]

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Nick Russell on January 24th, 2010

I love writing this blog, but sometimes I feel like a tennis ball bouncing back and forth from one side of the net to the other.  A few days ago I was labeled a Liberal by somebody who didn’t like my blog Can He Walk On Water Too, and in response to the blog post […]

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Nick Russell on January 18th, 2010

My Mom was a wonderful lady who was the stereotypical stay at home mother. After she married, she never held a job outside of the home, she never learned to drive a car, and she always had a treat waiting when her kids came home from school. She had her share of grief in life, […]

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Nick Russell on December 27th, 2009

According to news reports, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian man who tried to blow up a Northwest airliner in Detroit on Christmas Day, was known to have terrorist ties. His name was placed on a watch list because of his contact with radical Islamics. Last month his own father, a respected banker, went to the […]

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Nick Russell on December 2nd, 2009

I wasn’t any kind of hero when I was in the Army, and I am not a scholar of military history, but having spent some time in uniform, I just can’t understand this nonsense of putting deadlines on a war. The United States has a timetable which calls for the withdrawal of all combat troops […]

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