We are a pluralistic society and this means we welcome all religions. Islam did not attack the World Trade Center on 9/11, sick and twisted men did. They did not only hijack four airplanes, but also hijacked a religion.
For the sake of the legacy of one of our nation's greatest attributes -- its tolerance of diversity -- it is now the time to put the security of our nation first over the intolerance of others and re-instate Lt. Choi to his National Guard duties.
Shirley Sherrod, who has helped countless farmers keep their land, was accused by Fox of racism based on manipulative editing of a tape of a speech she gave about how she learned that race should never matter in helping the poor.
I was inspired to fund the Peacekeepers -- an initiative that seeks to deter crime in unstable neighborhoods -- after the wave of youth violence that has engulfed our nation. I, like so many community members, am fed up.
I am extremely concerned about the potential impact that the "Durbin Amendment" will have on the ability of community banks and credit unions to provide card services at affordable rates to poor Americans.
Banks seem to spend way too much time trying to gouge our communities and not enough time doing the basic things you'd expect a bank to do. I am ready to do everything I can to drive these sorts of banks out of our neighborhoods.