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In case you were harboring any doubts over the role immigration will play in the 2020 presidential campaign, the Supreme Court has now all but guaranteed it will be front and center next … more
We did it, America. After letting our social media panic rise for years, we finally helped convince Twitter to ban God. OK, it wasn't God, per se, but rather TheTweetOfGod, a satirical account … more
The midterms are coming up in a couple of weeks, in case you hadn't noticed.I'm living out here in California, but I'm sure the same thing is going on across the country.All the Democrats in federal … more
Everyone's perspective is framed by their life circumstances and experiences. From our perspective, we act on our choices. When it comes to young people, they just don't vote. Political groups have … more
So what do Crystal City, Va., and Long Island City, N.Y., have that your city or state doesn't?Well, everything, as it turns out.Or at least enough to beat 18 other finalists to land Amazon's … more
Today, too many Americans consider Thanksgiving as a mere speed bump on the way to Christmas, a chance to fuel up for Black Friday, when they'll need their energy to cage-fight each other for an … more
This year I can't think of Thanksgiving without thinking of Barry Manilow's melancholy song "Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again."Google news items about "Thanksgiving," and amidst the tofu turkey … more
I filled the gas tank of my SUV, packed a cooler with Gatorade, a bag of trail mix and six hard-boiled eggs, and I set out on a journey of 1,200 miles that would traverse six states. For two … more
Ideally, a pregnant minor should tell her parents if she's seeking an abortion. Ideally she should also tell her parents if she plans to continue the pregnancy and if she plans to give up the … more
If you've lost someone to war or conflict, every day is a kind of Memorial Day.For the rest of us, once a year we are called upon to actively honor the sacrifice of our uniformed men and women who've … more
President Donald Trump scored a significant political and legal victory on Sunday. Attorney General William Barr, in a brief summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the 2016 … more
The late, brilliant comedian Joan Rivers' favorite catchphrase was "Grow up!" It was said in jest, but meant in earnest to wake her shocked audiences from their stupor long enough to realize that her … more
On Nov. 6, Americans will have the privilege to participate in our system of democracy in an event traditionally known as Election Day, when we will vote for candidates aspiring to federal, state and … more
My Uncle Jimmy would've hated the late-model SUV I rented for a recent trip to New Jersey. I sure did.You see, this modern SUV boasted "smart" technologies designed to keep me safe and happy.It made … more
President Donald Trump called for a bipartisan effort to pass an infrastructure bill in his latest State of the Union speech. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao echoed the same sentiments … more
On July 4, Americans of all political stripes joined together to celebrate our nation's independence from overseas monarchs, from foreign influence, from interference in our democracy … more
A friend who works in campaigns recently joked that there ought to be a mandatory, two-week respite from any kind of political talk immediately after Election Day.Fighting a bad cold and exhausted … more
Like millions of Americans, I often took my incredible freedoms for granted — until I visited Saudi Arabia. For years, I’ve done marketing communications work for technology companies. … more
Saturday was moving along quite well when the news about another mass shooting — this one in Midland and Odessa — battered its way to the top of my social media news feed.I had a Beto moment … more
I read the news today, oh boy. And by "read" I mean skimmed. And by "news" I mean aggregates. And by "today" I mean round-the-clock. And by "oh boy" I mean I'm suffering from email newsletter … more
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