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Two different marriage bans, both wrong 0

Today is the 46th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that declared unconstitutional any ban on interracial marriage. More than four decades after the historic and aptly named Loving decision, the U.S. Supreme Court is once again poised to rule in a case that could put an end to discriminatory […]

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Posted on: 06-12-2013
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Voters Are Open to Act Two 0

I found myself debating this in my mind last night after seeing this tweet: “Sanford returns to Congress and Weiner runs for Mayor.” I was working on Capitol Hill the day Marion Barry was re-elected. A colleague of mine was reading The Washington Post’s account and let out a whoop. “I love this country, I […]

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Posted on: 05-23-2013
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We’re pointing a gun at our democracy 0

Our democracy is endangered. Not by the Russians, North Korea, the Iran regime, or even terrorists. To quote Pogo: “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Inside the beltway, the fingers point and the media tuts and struts in glee, and we, the American public, respond by becoming more rigid and divided ourselves. […]

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Posted on: 05-18-2013
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GOP using Benghazi to smear 0

For some Republicans, 2016 is 1992: Hating Hillary Clinton is chic again. Only more so, since the former secretary of state is also the partner of and potential successor to the last two Democratic presidents—Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Some of us believe, with good reasons, that the Republicans are “mad-dogging” Hillary Clinton with the […]

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Posted on: 05-16-2013
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On the edge of a fine line 0

At a press conference marking 100 days into his second term in office, President Barack Obama said, “What’s happening in Syria is a blemish on the international community.” It’s true. International cooperation is nearly absent. Meanwhile, 70,000 Syrian citizens have been killed, many in the most brutal ways. Syrian President Bashar Assad’s air force has […]

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Posted on: 05-8-2013
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But can the dude play? 0

My dad was an avid sports fan and a great athlete in his day. We used to watch basketball and football games together, and I know some of his proudest moments as a father were when I wore my sports uniforms in high school and college. He was a man’s man — a hard drinking, […]

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Posted on: 05-1-2013
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Bush came through on Katrina 0

Despite the many differences I had with former President George W. Bush on a range of public policy issues, or as he called them, “decision points,” I found common ground with him in one area, simply because we decided to put aside partisanship and do something good. Hurricane Katrina’s devastation and the bungled rescue efforts […]

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Posted on: 04-25-2013
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No more hurting people 0

The second Boston bombing suspect is in custody. Now everyone will focus on what it all means, what “lesson” we can learn from the events. This is Martin Richard’s lesson: “No more hurting people.” Martin Richard was one of three innocent bystanders to die on Patriot’s Day. As we debate issues of life and death […]

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Posted on: 04-22-2013
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Sandy Hook tragedy paves way for gun control 0

Spring brings a change in the weather, and the first hopeful signs of new life. In Washington, D.C., the atmosphere warmed slightly and we saw the first sprouts of bipartisanship. There’s still a chill in the air, but at least there’s a chance that cooperation may survive and grow. Of course, the “bipartisan” attacks on […]

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Posted on: 04-12-2013
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What’s on my Zite? Featuring Donna Brazile 0

http://blog.zite.com/2013/04/10/whats-on-my-zite-featuring-donna-brazile/ Thanks for speaking with us, Donna – we noticed you’re a big Zite user. Why do you use Zite? For online news stories, breaking news and original features. I use it for research, writing and background information on particular topics of interest. Zite helps me sort out topics for future columns. I have a […]

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Posted on: 04-10-2013
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