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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
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
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
Last June, the Supreme Court fumbled an opportunity to deal a death blow to political gerrymandering, the time-dishonored practice of drawing state legislative and congressional lines to give an … 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
Three of the five most expensive hurricanes in our nation's history occurred last year. Harvey, Maria and Irma did $265 billion in combined property damage. Add in smaller natural disasters and the … 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
Whenever I talk about immigration matters, I try not to let people see that tattoo on my forehead, the one with the Statue of Liberty wrapped in a copy of the 14th Amendment. It's a conversation … more
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