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Daniel Davis
Daniel L. Davis served over 21 years of active service in the U.S. Army. He was twice deployed to Afghanistan, once to Operation Iraqi Freedom and once during Desert Storm. He is currently establishing a new nonprofit, Democracy Awake, designed to return democratic power to the American people. His work has been published in the New York Times, London Financial Times, The Guardian, The National Interest, the Huffington Post, the Washington Times, Dallas Morning News, Philladelphia Inquirer, Armed Forces Journal, Army Times, Taipei Times, Korea Times and numerous other publications. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor in Iraq and awarded a Bronze Star Medal in Afghasnitan, and was awarded the 2012 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling.

Entries by Daniel Davis

Cultural Contradiction: America the Brilliant -- and Banal

(2) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 5:48 PM


Since Steve Jobs and Apple first released the iPhone in 2007, many companies have since joined the field and been in competition with each other in a seemingly never ending cycle trying to produce "the next big thing." The results of this competition...

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Consent of the Governed

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 4:35 PM

"If (danger) ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher.
--Abraham Lincoln, 27 January 1838

One of the most oft-repeated phrases used by American political...

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A Darkened Christmas? In Search of a Brighter Future

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 10:22 AM

And in despair I bowed my head; "There is no peace on earth," I said; "For hate is strong, and mocks the song of peace on earth, good-will to men!" Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: "God is not dead, nor doth He sleep; The Wrong shall fail,...
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Challenging (Crude) Convention

(1) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 9:18 PM

Co-authored by Mark Lewis and by J. David Hughes

Media reports regarding the American crude oil industry have been uniformly positive in the past few months. Oil prices have dropped to their lowest level since 2010 and along with it prices at the pump. According to some reports,...

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The Spirit of Life

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 9:41 AM

"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." -- Apostle Paul, Romans 12:21

There has arisen in the Middle East a virulent strain of evil rarely seen. One which is beyond our collective abilities to comprehend. The group calling itself the...

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The Princess of the Dominican Republic

(2) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 5:21 PM

I had the opportunity in April of this year to join a group of men and women from the Washington, D.C. area traveling to the Dominican Republic to minister to their "ultra-poor." My expectation was that we would be able to provide some needed food and supplies and help out...

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True Love

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 12:27 PM

"That Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and convictions, not by force or violence; and therefore, all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience, and that...

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Out of Darkness, a Light Breaks

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 5:23 PM

It was November 2012. The day will be forever burned into his memory. As happens all too often in life, the tragic news caught Ben Lashey totally unprepared: Heidi, his close friend from high school, had just been killed in a traffic accident by a drunk driver. Such cruel tragedies...

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Tight Trouble

(1) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 5:22 PM

Co-written by Jeremy Leggett, author of Energy of Nations. He is founder and chairman of Solarcentury, the UK's largest solar solutions company, and SolarAid, a charity set up with Solarcentury profits.


Based on the optimistic headlines heralding a new age of...

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The Hidden Slavery Epidemic

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 12:55 PM

2013-12-17-Lippardmug16Dec13cut.jpg Co-author Joy Lippard is a Contemporary Christian artist and a frequent international traveler on humanitarian missions. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area.

"Truly He taught us to love one another, His law is love and His gospel is peace....

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Beneath the Hype: Track Records and Physical Evidence Cast Doubts on Stories of Oil Plenty

(1) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 1:43 PM

Co-Authored by Jeremy Leggett, author of Energy of Nations.


Last week the International Energy Agency in Paris released its annual World Energy Outlook, which projects energy trends out to 2035. As it did last year, the...

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Haven't Got a Prayer

(1) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 2:00 PM

On March 30, 1863, the United States was two years into a devastating civil war. The outcome of the war and thus the future of the "United" States of America were still very much in doubt; almost a quarter of a million Americans had already been killed. Against this backdrop,...

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Awash in Misinformation: America's Domestic Tight Oil 'Bump'

(16) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 2:50 PM

On March 4, David Frum, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush, published an article on titled "Peak Oil doomsayers proved wrong" in which he not only claimed there was no danger of a shortage of oil, but also that "our oil problem is that...

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Independence -- From Rational Analysis?

(12) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 3:43 PM

Crude Oil: What Evidence and Logic Says about 'Energy Independence'

There's hardly a day that goes by anymore when we don't hear some story reinforcing the idea that the United States has entered a new oil boom and in only seven years we'll have achieved energy independence. Agencies such as...

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The Man in the Snow

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 2:19 PM

This is the 12th consecutive Christmas U.S. troops have been fighting in Afghanistan. Several times over those years many thoughtful Americans have authored poems, dedicated works of art, and used other creative forms to honor uniformed service members. But as time has passed, I fear "our troops" have morphed into...

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