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Column | Narcissism and the Republic – ‘Me the People?’

Boy, is narcissism getting out of hand with younger generations.

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Column | Activism in the Age of Trump

The operative word in activist is “active.”

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Column | Will the deep state break Trump?

“It is becoming more obvious with each passing day that the men and the movement that broke Lyndon Johnson’s authority in 1968 are out to break Richard Nixon,” wrote David Broder on Oct. 8, 1969.

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Column | Conservative justice gave democrats a path back to power

If Democrats do manage to retake the House this fall, they might have to send a thank-you card to the chambers of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.

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Column | FDA tobacco policy faces key test

Shortly after Scott Gottlieb took over as the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, he announced a paradigmatic shift in the agency’s approach to regulating tobacco products centered on harm reduction – the idea that smokers who can’t quit outright can get nicotine from products other than cigarettes and dramatically improve their health outcomes as a result.

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Column | Stop making children into moral authorities

On March 14, high school students from Parkland, Florida, led a school walkout in favor of gun control.

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Column | Nervous tech giants ramp up lobbying

Since Congress created the H-1B in 1990, IT services companies have had things go mostly their way.

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Column | Ready to support socialism - come 2035

My golden years are shaping up to be way better than I expected.

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Column | Is the GOP staring at another 1930?

After the victory of Donald Trump in 2016, the GOP held the Senate and House, two-thirds of the governorships, and 1,000 more state legislators than they had on the day Barack Obama took office.

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Column | Congress says ‘This time we really mean it!’

There’s a bill being lovingly preserved by Mitch McConnell, Curator of the Senate, that’s one of those “bipartisan” efforts the media loves to celebrate.

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Column | Ways Democrats could screw up the midterms

Okay, Democrats, settle down. Drop the confetti and back away from the champagne. Stop punching each other in the arm, making with the whoop-whoop noises.

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Column | Trump is stocking White House with yes-men

Donald Trump, who thrives on the love of the crowd, who listens to the last person to successfully worm their way into his ear and who cannot endure even the most minor of slights, is systematically building an administration of yes-men.

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Column | Why I support Medicare Advantage

A key responsibility of Congress is making sure the actions of our federal agencies reflect the priorities of the American people.

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Column | The west is losing natural area at an alarming pace

CAP’s well-researched, alarming report left out development and environmental degradation’s biggest driver, overpopulation, a variable that could at least be stabilized if the federal government would pass commonsense immigration laws.

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Column | In defense of Trump’s tariffs

What is astounding is the level of protest on the left and the right.

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Column | Trump’s Worst Enemy Strikes Again

Donald, Donald, Donald. Your approval ratings could be in the mid-50s if only you and your administration would quit stepping on your own good news.

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Column | Why is the GOP terrified of tariffs?

From Lincoln to William McKinley to Theodore Roosevelt, and from Warren Harding through Calvin Coolidge, the Republican Party erected the most awesome manufacturing machine the world had ever seen.

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Column | Nearly Nashville: Honky-Tonks and Hee Haw

My first ever trip to Nashville, Tennessee, began with a connecting flight aboard a small commuter plane designed to comfortably transport exactly 44 Lego Minifigures.

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County Corner | Pictometry proving its worth in assessors office

I would first like to remind you all that this is “Senior Freeze” and “Exemption” time of year. For a senior freeze, a qualified senior would have the value of their primary residence frozen for as long as you continue to apply.

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Column | ‘You sit in a corner and pray you don’t get shot’

When Maddie Levy saw the students fleeing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last month, she saw something familiar.

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Column | Plastic packaging: Is this the beginning of the end?

“There’s a great future in plastics. Think about it? Will you think about it?”

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Column | Gun control starts at home with the parents

President Donald Trump said a bunch of crazy things this week. Nothing new there.

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Column | Illegal immigration declines, forcing wages up

A new Center for Migration Studies (CMS) report showed that between 2010 and 2016, illegal immigration declined 8 percent, down from 11.7 million to 10.8 million, its lowest level in 15 years.

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Column | Daylight Savings Time: How the others live

I’m already dreading it.

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Column | Fatal delusions of Western Man

“We got China wrong. Now what?” ran the headline over the column in The Washington Post.