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A day for the real fathers 0

Father’s Day holds a unique place in America’s culture. It was a bit of an afterthought, originating in 1910 — some 40 years after Mother’s Day — after a woman in Spokane, Washington, campaigned that dads needed to be honored, too, She was right. We couldn’t possibly ignore Dad. We love him, too. He deserves […]

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Posted on: 06-15-2014
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An Insider Is Outed 0

The favorite term to describe Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss to an unknown was “Earthquake!?” The New York Time’s 2012 election-predictor guru Nate Silver — now with his own firm — even produced graphs comparing all 3.5 or higher Southern California earthquakes since 1999 to House incumbent loses in primaries since 2010. […]

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Posted on: 06-12-2014
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Goodbye GOP; the tea party has won 0

For many political observers, last night’s loss by Eric Cantor was one of the biggest shocks of our political careers. The Republican House majority leader was easily defeated by an almost unknown challenger whom he heavily outspent. It’s been reported that Cantor’s team spent more on steakhouses than his opponent did on his entire campaign. […]

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Posted on: 06-12-2014
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Being held captive by our own captives 0

We are witnessing a media firestorm over the trade of five Taliban POWs for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl the likes of which are rarely seen. It scares me a little because it is fed by misinformation, misplaced anger and passion. We have developed such a partisan reflex in this country that we automatically see every national […]

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Posted on: 06-7-2014
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For Drudge, Rove and Putin, it’s silly season again 0

The silly season is upon us: the time during an election year when those trying to muck up the other side throw all sorts of nonsense about a candidate onto the public wall. Hillary Clinton, because she’s the Democrat’s presumptive 2016 front-runner, has become the target du jour. Frankly, I don’t know how public figures […]

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Posted on: 06-6-2014
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New climate rules are a breath of fresh air 0

The debate on climate change is over. Scientists are now as certain that climate change is a real, man-made threat as they are that cigarettes kill. But cleaning up our air has much more to it than combating shifts in Earth’s temperatures and environment. The administration’s new pollution standards — new Environmental Protection Agency regulations […]

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Posted on: 06-2-2014
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Criticism should be based on facts 0

A president makes a major foreign policy speech – at West Point – and the press and politicians ignore it or attack something it didn’t say. When does this happen? It didn’t happen to Eisenhower or Kennedy or Reagan or Clinton or the “war presidents.” The partisan snark and stunning shallowness of the pundits says […]

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Posted on: 05-29-2014
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Maya Angelou: The definition of a phenomenal woman 0

I lost a friend and mentor today. Maya Angelou was the voice of three generations. Her poetry spanned our journey, chronicled our hearts and documented our struggles as we moved from the orations of Martin Luther King to the presidency of Barack Obama. “Dr.” Maya Angelou was a phenomenal woman. A rousing spirit, a joyful […]

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Posted on: 05-28-2014
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GOP to first lady: Let them eat … whatever 0

It’s been a long time. A very long time. But I cannot forget my first school lunch. Call it free or call it charity, but it was a good meal that provided me, and so many others, with sustenance that made our school days more delightful. Our meals honored the traditions of the time — […]

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Posted on: 05-27-2014
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To care for those who bore the battle 0

Abraham Lincoln closed his second inaugural address with these words: “With malice toward none, with charity for all … let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.” “To care […]

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Posted on: 05-22-2014
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