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One Year Later: Remembering the Vegas Massacre

DK ONLINE: One year has come and gone that fast. It is unbelievable. This time in 2017, I was on the ground in Las Vegas covering the worst mass shooting on American soil. Stephen Paddock unleased scores of rounds out of high-powered rifles from the upper floors of the Mandalay Bay hotel and resort, just … Continue reading

British Steel: The Legend of Judas Priest and guitarist K.K. Downing

DK ONLINE: It certainly is no secret music has changed dramatically in the last fifteen years or so. Nowadays “musicians” loop a few chords on a home laptop production system, add in some vocals with nonsense lyrics and call it the next big Billboard chart topper. What’s worse, sometimes they actually make it to the top … Continue reading

Witness: Seeing Presidential History Up Close

DK ONLINE: Every president has an immense impact on American history.  That impact consists of many layers: from the philosophy of a president to their world view. It’s in the speeches, the dignitaries they’ve met with, and the legislation they signed or refused to sign. Perhaps more broadly, it is the spirit a president can … Continue reading

Is Anybody Really Listening Anymore?

DK ONLINE: I have a confession. There is a deep, burning desire that simply must be shared with the world (or at least whoever reads this). I badly want this country to feel a sense of unity, or at least some kind of common ground. I’m not crazy though, nor am I naive.  Not everyone … Continue reading

Are We Actually Going To Discuss Puerto Rico’s Staggering Death Toll?

DK ONLINE: You will be flabbergasted by this.  Even more shocking? It is not a bigger story in the news. That in itself is outrageous. It must be talked about!  So, we shall at least talk about it here. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found there were 4,645 additional deaths … Continue reading

AMERICA UNHINGED!? Are We Close To Losing It All?

DK ONLINE: Well…this has been one crazy week hasn’t it? It seems many celebrities are going off the rails with richly divisive rhetoric.  The latest episode came after talk show host and comedian Samantha Bee said she was sorry to First Daughter Ivanka Trump, after making an obscene remark about her while urging action on … Continue reading

Body Cam Video of Violent Wildwood, NJ Police Video Has Nation Talking

(Above: A still image from a body camera showing the controversial police encounter in Wildwood, NJ.) DK ONLINE: This week Wildwood Police released body camera footage of an intense encounter between a 20-year-old woman suspected of underage drinking and some officers who are accused of being too rough on her. The video of the Memorial Day … Continue reading

ROSEANNE BARRED: A Sweeping Move in American Television and Entertainment

DK ONLINE: Wow. It happened that fast. Never seen anything like it. In a heartbeat, ABC Television canceled the popular sitcom reboot “Roseanne” after lead star and comedian Roseanne Barr sent out a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former advisor and staffer in the White House of former President Barack Obama. The cancelation is … Continue reading

On this Memorial Day…We Remember Those Who Gave All

DK ONLINE: The barbecues and trips to the beach or lake are some of the great American Memorial Day traditions, but of course this holiday and weekend is about so much more. Countless lives lost in the name of our beloved homeland. It’s so powerful and sometimes overwhelming thinking about it. While I’m thankful not … Continue reading