Promoting entrepreneurship in struggling communities is a laudable goal, but you have to question the wisdom of infusing a community already “disproportionately impacted” by the war on drugs with state-subsidized drug dealers. Encouraging and incentivizing residents to use marijuana is the last thing these communities need, particularly from the state.
Thirteen years ago, Chinese Pastor Wang Yi visited the White House to discuss the state of religious freedom in China with then-president George W. Bush. As 2019 came to a close, Wang was sentenced to nine years in prison for simply sharing the gospel illustrating the peril religious minorities in China face every day.
“Taking out the architect of the Islamic Republic’s decades-long active campaign of violence against the United States and its allies, especially Israel, represents a tectonic shift in Middle Eastern politics,” the Hudson Institute’s Michael Doran asserted in a New York Times article.
I realize how delicate this is, and I’m grateful to have worked in places that have not had to deal with workplace sexual harassment or sexism. I am even more grateful that, as a husband, my wife communicates so well and works so hard to understand me. The problem is that culture-wide, we can’t seem to decide what consent is.