Publisher’s Corner

A Girl Eats a Piece of Fruit

Food Stamps: What Are the Facts?

There is currently a battle waging to reduce food stamp benefits nationally. The recipients of this public program consist of Americans of all backgrounds. The House of Representatives in a 216–208 vote decided to cut $40 billion from the program Sept. 29 under H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. […]
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Trayvon Martin Wearing Hoodie

Trayvon’s Life Lost Too Soon

SANFORD, Fla. — The Hammill Post sends its deepest condolences to Trayvon Martin’s family. Losing a child and a loved-one is never easy. It is never fair. It is never easy to forget. Perhaps we are not meant to forget. Trayvon will not be forgotten. He will be carried in the hearts and minds of […]
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Lorenzo Odone and his childhood friend Oumouri Hassane at home in Fairfax, Virginia.

Lorenzo’s Oil and HIV

Watching Lorenzo’s Oil recently, this writer cannot help but be reminded of the early struggle against HIV and AIDS. Once known as GRIDS and considered by some the “gay plague”, a universal cure is now deemed viable by the National Institutes of Health. This once impossible disease now is on the verge of being permanently […]
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The Statue of Liberty

Happy Birthday, America!

It’s America’s birthday. What did we get? Life. Liberty. Pursuit of property. Pursuit of happiness. A Constitution establishing the rule of law. Civility among our governors. An ever-expanding franchise of democracy. Peaceful exchange of power. Unity and civility. Opportunity to share our gifts. Friendship of similar minds around the world. “Give me your tired, your […]
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The Declaration of Independence

Jefferson’s Wisdom on Separating Church and State

“Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the common law.” — Thomas Jefferson, 1764. Some have questioned why the first installment of “quote of the week” is seemingly so explosive. That quote was chosen precisely because it actually is among the most mundane of the eschewed wisdom of the founding fathers: separation of […]
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Oklahoma CAP Photographs the devastation after the tornadoes

Oklahoma Twisters Revisited

Americans are still responding to the catastrophic mile-wide EF-5 tornado which swept through Moore, Okla. killing at least 24 May 20, including seven schoolchildren. That’s in addition to the 400 wounded and damage caused by simultaneous tornadoes in the state. This tragedy comes closely on the heels of the Boston marathon bombings. Both test the […]
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The U.S. Bill of Rights

Is America Ready to Sacrifice Freedom for a Dubious Promise of Safety?

The Boston marathon bombings left America in a state of shock. While so many were phased, their various institutions of government decided to initiate questionable measures that would appear to violate the constitutional protections for which so many died. Those include search without warrant, violation of privacy and invasion of personal residences—the very reasons for […]
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Dark Because of CISPA

CISPA Threatens First and Fourth Amendments

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Flag at Half-mast at Hammill Residence

Patriots’ Day Disaster

Monday, a terrible tragedy visited the Boston Marathon. Meant to commemorate the Sandy Hook shootings, it instead became a calamity in its own right. The Hammill Post wishes the victims and loved ones of this disaster all the best. We sincerely regret this incident claimed three lives and devastated the lives of so many. We […]
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