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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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If only I’d snagged a Princeton man 0

Susan Patton kicked up a firestorm with her letter last week to the editor of The Daily Princetonian urging female students to find a man to marry before they graduate because “the cornerstone of your future and happiness will be inextricably linked to the man you marry, and you will never again have this concentration […]

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Posted on: 04-2-2013
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Our journey with the Clintons on gay rights 0

Sometimes, a First Family remains a first family — a mirror of our times — even after the president leaves office. So it is with the Clintons. This week, the United States Supreme Court will hear two landmark cases about marriage equality. One is a challenge to California’s Proposition 8, a law passed in 2008 […]

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Posted on: 03-26-2013
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New pope brings hope for an era of outreach 0

“I hope you haven’t made a mistake,” Pope Francis told the cardinals at his celebratory dinner after he was chosen to lead the Catholic Church. He then urged the assembled hierarchy to nourish their bodies, and said with a grin, “May God forgive you for what you’ve done.” It brought down the house. Pope Francis […]

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Posted on: 03-16-2013
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