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The FBI investigation — satisfactory or not — into sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh is now complete and the Senate will soon start voting on the nomination. more
What's the mainstream liberal media's most overblown Trump crisis of the week?First, it was the president's tweet calling former staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog" for betraying him and his … more
Tax season is upon us, which gives us a choice: Laugh or cry. I choose to laugh.Dave Barry offers useful advice for getting through this trying time:"It's income tax time again, Americans: time to … more
What do most Americans know about science?If a March 28 Pew Research Center poll is to be believed, not nearly enough. And at a time when knowledge and facts are under assault as they have not been … more
The stories of chaos, craziness and betrayal going on inside the Trump White House are nothing to worry much about.White House staffers attempting to influence, question or thwart a president's ideas … more
If you find yourself traveling this summer, take a closer look at America’s deteriorating infrastructure — our crumbling roads, sidewalks, public parks, and train and bus stations.Government … more
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has a history of interpreting the law in a way that serves the interests of the powerful over equality and justice.Having grown up in the segregated South, I’m … more
If you happen to watch "Veep," the HBO show that satirizes politics, you're surely familiar with Jonah, the notorious foot-in-mouth presidential candidate. On last week's episode, while attempting to … more
President Donald Trump loves him some wall. Not the wall of corruption he's surrounded himself with. Not that karmic wall of wasting all his political capital sucking up to superstitious xenophobes. … more
The federal government owns a detention center for children in Tornillo, Texas, an El Paso-area border village of some 1,600 people. Coincidentally, the Tornillo Influx Care Facility also houses … more
Now that tempers have calmed and some time has passed since the contentious questioning and confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court — a process Sen. Susan Collins deemed a … more
Public policy does not come about as result of a battle between good and evil. It may make for better copy to explain it that way, putting one side in black hats and the other in white - but that's … more
You would think that if the nation were facing a national emergency, the president might get to it a little sooner in his nationally televised address. But Donald Trump was seven paragraphs into his … more
If you're getting ready for summer vacation, here's a handy checklist of things you won't need. A map. Remember those? I'm referring to the kind you got for free at the gas station. When spread … more
If you passed Max Acuna on the street or on your way to work, or any one of those hundreds of places where people cross paths every day, you wouldn't give the smartly dressed 30-year-old a second … more
"We will have so much winning if I get elected that you may get bored with the winning," then-candidate Donald Trump declared at a campaign event in September 2015. It was a line that Trump … more
When government "nudges" people into new behaviors, resistance is often ugly.Eric Garner died because a Democratic governor sent the message down the line that New York was losing a billion dollars … more
"Republicans like to talk about fiscal discipline, but when they have control of Congress they spend like drunken sailors!" "Ah, yes, you speak of the recent $150 billion spending bill that does … more
Our friends and peers are asking more and more about our retirement plans, probably because they are thinking about retirement themselves. And although we all may be thinking about it, we find … more
You know that books are someday going to be written about the battle to confirm U.S. District Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S Supreme Court, right? You know that the authors who research these … more
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