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Bahia Amawi worked for nine years as a speech pathologist for Pflugerville Independent School District. But in September, when it came time to renew her contract for the coming year, she was asked … more
I have some New Year's resolutions I want various politicians and other officials to make, and so I imagined a stage, dreamed about their getting together and uttering chosen words, and noticed … more
After next year's census, legislatures in most states will draw new congressional districts, and if one party dominates the legislature, the odds are that the districts will be drawn in a way that … more
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
This is a sad day in the history of governance in Texas.Saturday night, in less than an hour's time,  both houses of the Texas Legislature overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the property … 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
The power of the president to pardon is absolute. There is no chance for review, except for Congress to remove the president if he exercises it without principle.Presidents of both parties have … 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
A credible case can be made that conservatives face considerable hostility at some universities. The problem may not be nearly as pervasive as some right-wing activists assert, but high-profile … more
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