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Column | Why the authoritarian right is rising

A fortnight ago, Viktor Orban and his Fidesz Party won enough seats in the Hungarian parliament to rewrite his country’s constitution.

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Column | Facebook knows what about me?

A chat window opened on my computer screen. A Facebook “friend” I didn’t know began communicating with me.

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Column | No, I don’t hate conservatives. I disagree with them

Not too long ago, an anonymous commenter on one of my columns concluded that I took my stance on a particular issue because I “hate conservatives.”

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Column | Missouri’s Republican sex scandal is way better than Trump’s

Need a break from Trump? Come with me to Missouri. Where else can you find a Republican governor who’s under indictment on a felony charge of invading the privacy of his extramarital mistress?

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Column | Don’t get too cocky, Democrats

It is the Democratic party’s most fevered hope that dawn on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 7will reveal acres of smoking rubble that was once the national Republican party and its majorities in the Congress.

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Column | Should we lower the voting age to 16?

According to NBC News, the majority of the Washington, D.C. council as well as the mayor and the “Washington Post” are pushing a bill that would make the District of Columbia the first place in the nation to allow people as young as 16 to vote in federal elections (including presidential races).

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On Earth Day, Congress whistling past the graveyard

Despite overwhelming statistical and irrefutable evidence that the U.S. is on a population collision course, immigration-induced increases remain ... verboten in Congress.

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Column | Trump: Prisoner of the War Party?

“Ten days ago, President Trump was saying ‘the United States should withdraw from Syria.’ We convinced him it was necessary to stay.”

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Column | The tax man cometh, so here’s a tax-time Q&A

The tax season is upon us. I’m no CPA, but let me offer advice and consolation to my fellow taxpayers.

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Column | Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Listening Tour’ stops in D.C.

It’s ironic that privacy vulture Mark Zuckerberg’s first day of Senate testimony so closely resembled the action in a first-person shooter: 44 waves of poorly programmed, time-limited attackers that didn’t come close to doing any real damage.

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Column | Congress not up to the task of taking on Facebook

As I watched Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg go head-to-head with members of Congress, I couldn’t help but have the same reaction I have when I get a pointless chain email from an elderly relative.

Column | What’s next for Paul Ryan?

House Speaker Paul Ryan didn’t quite yell “abandon ship” Wednesday when he announced he would not be seeking re-election, but he came close.

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Column | Spring Break or Bust

As an educator, I feel blessed that I usually have the same spring break as my three daughters, which means we get to spend a week of quality time off together while my wife continues to go to work to support our leisure activities.

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Column | The Death of the Department of Justice and the FBI

Cohen has openly stated that he paid Daniels to shut up about her peccadillo with Trump – and he has said that Trump had no knowledge of the payment.

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Column | Has the War Party hooked Trump?

With his Sunday tweet that Bashar Assad, “Animal Assad,” ordered a gas attack on Syrian civilians, and Vladimir Putin was morally complicit in the atrocity, President Donald Trump just painted himself and us into a corner.

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Column | Cost is what ails health care

“I’m lucky to have health insurance, but I still can’t afford to go to the doctor.”

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Column | ‘Roseanne’ is a liberal Trojan horse

Hey, “Roseanne” fans in Tulsa, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma City and Indianapolis: Don’t get too comfy with Roseanne-the-Trump-Voter.

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Column | Sinclair’s pro-trump bent deserves scorn. Its anchors do not

There’s been a lot of talk this week about the script that news anchors, at stations owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, have been forced to read decrying “fake stories” and “biased reporting,” by their corporate overlords in Baltimore County, Md.

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Column | Opening Day for visa petitions

With April 3 the Opening Day, so to speak, for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to accept fiscal year 2018 H-1B visa petitions, how this affects displaced and unemployed American tech workers is a timely subject.

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Column | The grisly history of Chappaquiddick

A bombshell will hit America’s theaters Friday.

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Column | How Trump’s presidency will be judged

On many issues – naming Scalia-like judges and backing Reagan-like tax cuts – President Trump is a conventional Republican.

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Column | Nuclear fusion is federal bloat’s silver lining

“The lousy Republicans are supposed to decrease federal spending and get our deficit under control, not blow the budget even more!”

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Column | Politics and leaking has a long history in the FBI

Libertarian Republican Rand Paul, certainly no sycophant to Donald Trump, put it plainly: Andrew McCabe, the Deputy Director of the FBI, was fired for leaking information to the press and then lying about it to the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility.

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Column | Small change by Trump could have huge impact

On Monday, the U.S. Commerce Dept. announced something that sounds like a perfectly reasonable thing to do: It will include a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census.

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Column | Easter and the rites of spring

Easter is a most peculiar holiday, which is saying something, considering so many other religious festivities litter our calendar.

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