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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

Phil Collins: Not Dead Yet? Thank God!

(Graphic from PhilCollins.com) DK ONLINE: Some of the best entertainment news I’ve heard so far this year is that legendary pop rocker Phil Collins will be touring the United States this fall.  While I don’t usually equate fall with prime concert season (usually the best shows are during the summer), I am anticipating few other … Continue reading

New Starbucks Policy After Controversial Philadelphia Arrests Spark New Safety Concerns

DK ONLINE: Starbucks has stepped back into the news with a new policy that allows people to enter a store and stay without making a purchase. You may have heard about the recent change after a massive uproar and claims of racism when two African-American men had the police called on them as they waited … Continue reading

Honoring Our Nation’s Heroes in New Jersey

(Pictured Above: Officials and medical staff of Cooper University Hospital gather after honoring Cooper trauma surgeon Dr. John Chovanes (in the tan suit) as the first ever Cooper Military Employee of the Year. Army Sergeant Corey Terry spoke at the event and is standing second on the left). DK ONLINE: It is always an honor and … Continue reading