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larry smith

The dilemma of the Black Republican

As I read about Senator Tim Scott’s nascent presidential run, I thought about the solitary place in which Black Republicans often find themselves. I...

Be yourself

The phrase “Keep Calm and Carry On”, which originated in England during World II, was coined by that nation’s Ministry of Information. (George Orwell...

A city on a hill

Before and during his presidency, Ronald Reagan regularly employed this hallowed phrase (including in his farewell address) to describe America. Puritan pastor and politician...

We forgot to remember

For at least 700 years, a variety of cities, towns, and prominent families have adopted the Latin phrase Semper Fidelis – “Always Faithful” –...

Setting a standard

People who self-identify as conservative have long advocated the notion that “diversity of perspective” is important. I completely agree. Some of them have advanced...

Smith: ‘I’m sorry, (Judge) Jackson’

I am for real. The political theater surrounding the historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court has often been equally amusing...

Smith: Focus on the main thing

I have written previously that author Bertold Brecht wrote a play, originally titled “Life of Galileo,” which was based upon the eminent scientist. (Much...

Smith: Fighting the lost cause

The U.S. Civil War cost more American lives than all other wars we have fought. In fact, some historians argue that Civil War deaths...

Smith: Ukraine and race

Yes, there is a racial component to the current state of affairs in Ukraine, both in the U.S. and in that besieged nation. I’ll...

Smith: What is it good for?

Among the pitches that Joe Biden made to the American people when he was running for president was the fact that he had decades...
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