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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has called for an investigation into why the Federal Aviation Administration certified the Boeing 737 Max and whether the agency is getting too close to the corporations it … 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
When we think about a problem as terrible and widespread as sexual trafficking is in this world, we can be overwhelmed by the idea of confronting it. It is so big and so awful, what can any one … more
The Leander City Council is considering a measure that will put its citizens in the dark about the city’s business.An item on tonight’s Leander City Council agenda would change the time of the … more
As TV actor Jussie Smollett told the tale, he was the victim of a politically motivated hate crime on a downtown Chicago street at 2 a.m. on a January morning. That's the story the Chicago Police … 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
Boy, do I feel sorry for Lori Loughlin’s daughters.It’s been all over the news that Loughlin and her husband allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes to get their two girls into the University of … more
One of this age's great crank ideas, that the U.S. is a "republic" and not a "democracy," is gaining so much ground that people in Michigan are trying to rewrite textbooks to get rid of the term … more
The PROTECT Act, the health insurance reform bill unveiled last week by 18 Senate Republicans, is aptly named, albeit not for the reason its sponsors suggest. The bill pretends to be about … more
You can be a gun owner and/or love a gun owner and still work to end gun violence.These realities are not mutually exclusive. Growing up as a Girl Scout in North Carolina, gun safety was … more

Candidates and campaigns start the year at full speed, sprinting their way to primary election voting that begins in less than two months. It's the start of what should be a momentous and turbulent presidential election year.

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Big election campaigns take years to mount. So some politicians aren't thinking about the 2020 elections. They're dreaming and planning for 2022.

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Earlier this week I traveled to central Illinois to speak at a memorial service at Eureka College, my dad’s alma mater, on the 15th anniversary of his death. As I flew halfway across the … more
The Supreme Court will soon hand down rulings in two cases on partisan gerrymandering, one challenging maps in Maryland drawn by a Democratic majority and the other in Republican-majority North … more
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