Any fraud connected to this industry may be nonviolent, but it still has caused harm to the taxpaying public and its support for government programs. Judges should bear that in mind when they sentence anyone convicted of crimes related to this abuse.
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SOME people feared the Boston bombings by two Chechen Muslims would trigger widespread backlash against all Muslims.
Many Americans not only have made the distinction between two people and 2 million peaceful citizens, but they also have made a hero out of Ruslan Tsarni, an uncle of the two terrorists.
Bloomberg News reporter Margaret Talev reported people are sending letters of support by the boxload to Uncle Ruslan.
When police identified his nephews as the bombers who killed three people and wounded more than 270 others, Uncle Ruslan told reporters his nephews were "losers" who had failed to assimilate into the country that he loves.
How refreshing and encouraging it was to hear such words of gratitude from a man who sought sanctuary here.
The positive reaction shows the true soul of
America, just as Uncle Ruslan shows the true side of the Islamic faith.
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AS part of a promotional video for Charleston as it marks the state sesquicentennial, Charleston Mayor Danny Jones drove a Lincoln
re-enactor through the downtown in one of his
Lincoln stopped by Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream, and then Jones drove him to the "Lincoln Walks At Midnight" statue at the Capitol.
What a wonderful, fun way to show off the city's history. That is the type of promotion the city needs.
The best way to attract tourists is to show how much fun it is to be here.