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Donna Brazile Talks Her ‘The Good Wife’ Cameo 0

By TIERNEY SNEED Donna Brazile has been the go-to strategist for Democratic politicians like Bill Clinton and Al Gore and a favorite pundit for news shows like “The Situation Room” and “American Morning.” She has also become Hollywood’s one-to-tap for political dramas, with cameos on shows like “House of Cards,” “K Street” and “The Good […]

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Posted on: 12-2-2013
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Give thanks with acts of kindness 0

When the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 16,000 earlier this month, headlines throughout the country trumpeted the milestone as a sign of recovery for the economy. Away from Wall Street, among the working poor in America’s suburbs, small towns and larger metropolitan areas, the trumpets of a thriving economy do not sound. What we too […]

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Posted on: 11-27-2013
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A gift of practical idealism 0

I was only 3 when President John F. Kennedy died, but I’ll never forget what happened that day as my grandmother and others cried. You see, we were Catholics living down in the then-segregated Deep South. Kennedy was our hope for a better tomorrow. I was 8 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died, five […]

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Posted on: 11-22-2013
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The way we were 0

I can hear in my mind’s ear Barbra Streisand’s beautifully haunting song “The Way We Were.” It was a nostalgic, wistful song in a movie of the same name. But sometimes, like now, it reminds me of how far we’ve come. I can also see, almost as clearly as a personal memory, Matt Damon in […]

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Posted on: 11-15-2013
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Proceed With Caution 0

When J.F.K. chose his brother Bobby to be attorney general, many were dismayed – or outraged. It turned out to be a great choice. Elected officials have often turned to family members for advice and support. We expect there to be trust between husband and wife. What kind of marriage is it if there isn’t? […]

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Posted on: 11-13-2013
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GOP, be a champion for workplace equality 0

Even from the moment they were set down in the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson’s immortal words “all men are created equal” have always been awkward and challenging. They’re not awkward and challenging because they’re incorrect. On the contrary, they’re some of the truest words ever put to paper. Instead, they’re awkward and challenging because […]

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Posted on: 11-9-2013
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Win the election. Win the argument. 0

After winning re-election, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said, “The GOP needs to win elections, not arguments.” To which Jay Heinrichs, author of the rhetoric handbook “Thank You for Arguing” responded, “Wrong, governor. The election WAS the argument, and you just won.” Christie did indeed, and by a landslide. But there was another nationally watched […]

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Posted on: 11-8-2013
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Can the right wing ever compromise? 0

A remarkable thing just happened in Congress. Republicans and Democrats sat down together to work out a budget. This hasn’t happened since 2009. House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan — Romney’s running mate, you’ll recall, and the hero of fiscal conservatives — told Politico, “Let’s understand what we’re doing here, we’re going back to regular order. […]

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Posted on: 11-5-2013
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Don’t Stop Believin’ 0

The leaves are turning yellow and orange and red, and others have already fallen. You can smell the seasons in the air. Thanksgiving’s on my mind and a winter of more discontent. It’s been a hard year — doesn’t it seem like every year’s a hard year? — and I feel like sharing a few […]

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Posted on: 11-3-2013
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All over again 0

When the shutdown ended, our public officials sounded like fraternity boys with a hangover after a disastrous weekend drinking binge. “Never again!” spewed and dribbled from the lips of Republicans and Democrats alike. “We need to make sure that government does not go through another round of brinksmanship,” Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said on “Meet […]

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Posted on: 10-26-2013
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