Today’s highly interesting read (05/20/19): I’m A Legitimate Asylum-Seeker, And I Support Trump’s Border Wall

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Today’s read is from Mahir Ahmed, an Ethiopian ex-Muslim, currently residing in the United States. He holds a bachelor of science degree in manufacturing engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Like many people, I used to think President Trump was exaggerating the situation at the southern border. Then I learned my application for asylum was being delayed to preference people deliberately breaking U.S. laws.

Read Ahmed’s column here.

 

 

Abortion; news media bias; Trump’s economy; Police officers

Here are this week’s highly interesting reads:

Today’s highly interesting read (05/17/19) : I am the 1 percent used to justify 100 percent of abortions

Today’s highly interesting read (05/16/19): Alabama is showing the way to protect all human life from abortion

UPDATE: Today’s highly interesting read (09/05/17): Jumping the Shark: The News Media Way

UPDATE: Today’s highly interesting read (05/13/19): Trump Has a Strong Economy to Proclaim. In Wisconsin, It Just Might Work.

Today’s highly interesting read (05/14/19): How dangerous is it to be a police officer?

 

Today’s highly interesting read (05/17/19) : I am the 1 percent used to justify 100 percent of abortions

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Today’s read is from Ryan Bomberger,  the co-founder of The Radiance Foundation, a life-affirming educational organization.

My biological mother was raped, yet she rejected the violence of abortion. I was adopted and loved instead. I’m not the “residue of the rapist”, as Senator Vivian Davis Figures described those like me who were conceived in rape. I’m a human being with equal worth to anyone planned. I couldn’t control the circumstances of my conception. Could you, senator?

I’m part of a far larger collective of courageous and compassionate advocates for Life who believe in the radical notion that we all have equal and irrevocable worth regardless of how our lives began.

Read the entire column here.

Today’s highly interesting read (05/16/19): Alabama is showing the way to protect all human life from abortion

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Today’s read is from Kristan Hawkins is president of Students for Life of America, one of the nation’s most active pro-life organizations and the largest youth pro-life organization.

What makes Alabama so noteworthy is their willingness to tell abortion vendors that civil rights extend to preborn women, and to men for that matter.

And this new law puts the blame for abortion squarely where it belongs, on those who have set up an enterprise trafficking in ending life and targeting vulnerable women who are victimized by a predatory abortion industry.

Read the entire column here.

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Today’s highly interesting read (05/14/19): How dangerous is it to be a police officer?

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“Throughout Police Week, we express our unending gratitude to our Nation’s law enforcement officers! These brave men and women selflessly confront danger to protect our families and defend our communities. To those in blue who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty, we will never forget you!”
President Trump

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From USA TODAY:

In recent years, police throughout the country have come under intensified scrutiny in the wake of several killings of unarmed black men at the hands of officers, most of them white. Several of those deaths have led to protests and calls for reforms and heightened accountability, especially when the officers have not been penalized.

But when 25,000-40,000 people gather in Washington, D.C., this week to partake in National Police Week activities, they will provide a reminder of the vital role law enforcement serves and the sacrifice many officers and their families have made.

Read the entire article here.

 

 

Today’s highly interesting read (05/13/19): Trump Has a Strong Economy to Proclaim. In Wisconsin, It Just Might Work.

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Today’s read is from, of all places, the NY Times. Here’s a brief portion:

As 21 candidates compete to become the Democratic Party’s nominee in 2020, Mr. Trump is running on the strongest economy of any president seeking re-election since Bill Clinton in 1996, and arguably since Richard M. Nixon in 1972. Job creation is strong and last month the unemployment rate dipped to its lowest point in half a century, 3.6 percent… if the economy remains strong, it could be Mr. Trump’s best argument as he tries to replicate his narrow path to victory in the Electoral College in 2016, which ran straight through rural areas in northwestern Wisconsin. Whatever faults people attribute to the president personally, even his critics say he could easily retain the loyalty of swing voters — those who see an economy that is stable, robust and meaningfully, if marginally, benefiting their lives.

Read the entire article here.

 

The Derby; vaccinations; D-Day; your lawn; a college degree; our smartphone series

Here are this week’s highly interesting reads:

Today’s highly interesting read (05/10/19): A Formerly Anti-Vax Mom Posted About Why Her Kids Are Getting Vaccinated

Today’s highly interesting read (05/09/19): D-Day memories fade as war’s witnesses die

23ND UPDATE: Today’s highly interesting read (08/08/17): Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Today’s highly interesting read (05/08/19): I’m Done Mowing My Lawn

Today’s highly interesting read (05/07/19): Is it Worth Getting a Degree? Not Really.

Today’s highly interesting read (05/06/19): Joe Biden Says Trump is the Worst Thing in His Lifetime…Here’s a List of Much Worse

Today’s highly interesting read (05/05/19): Maximum Security was robbed at Kentucky Derby, yet another black eye in horse racing

 

Today’s highly interesting read (05/10/19): A Formerly Anti-Vax Mom Posted About Why Her Kids Are Getting Vaccinated

Today’s read is about Abbey Clint, a 30-year old Pennsylvania mom who grew up unvaccinated, but has turned into a pro-inoculation preacher.

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“I had to step aside from all the emotions,” she said. “I had to look at the statistics, see which sources I trust, and just be as dispassionate, logical — no matter how heartless it seemed — and weigh my odds.”

Read more about Clint here.

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