Afghanistan as a “land of dreams”

A few weeks ago, I interviewed Madiha Zahir, a Florida lawyer whose family is from Afghanistan. It was fascinating to hear her story. Interview excerpts are below: People don’t realize that Afghans, they come from a very destructive and … difficult history. It’s just been a point of conflict just because of its geographic location. … Read more

Cuban transitional government seeks U.S. recognition

Members of a group called the Cuban Constitutional Government of the Transition hope to secure U.S. government support in their effort to bring about democracy in Cuba. “We are not asking for U.S. military intervention. We are asking for support, recognition. We would not want bloodshed,” said Rubén Ricardo, a leader of the group. Ricardo … Read more

Florida man says God is protecting his son, a fugitive

Jonny Pollock remains at large more than 12 weeks after the FBI raided the family’s home just outside the city limits of Lakeland. His sister, Olivia, was arrested and must wear an ankle monitor while awaiting trial in connection with the Jan. 6 protest at the U.S. Capitol Building. Their father, Ben, said the federal … Read more

Gun store owner: Freedom is slipping away in the U.S.

Benjamin Pollock, a gun store owner in Lakeland, Florida, worries that the United States is heading toward communism and urges Americans to stand up against what he sees as a “runaway” federal government. “I see encroachment on the Second Amendment and I see people cowering down,” he said. “They’re talking about hiding their guns. They’re … Read more