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Column | The constitutional work-around for term limits

I've always wondered why the National Education Association (NEA) and the country club conservatives in the Republican House and Senate leadership aren't allies, instead of enemies.

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Column | All eyes on Supreme Court with Trump v. Hawaii

Observing the Swamp during the last few weeks, one trend is clear: federal courts are all-powerful, and even though the judges are appointed, not elected, they have the final say in legislative issues.

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Column | Swamp drained? How, exactly?

U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, a Republican who hails from northeastern Pennsylvania’s coal country, likes to brag about the fact he was one of his state’s earliest supporters of President Donald Trump.

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Column | Presidential Morals

The Trump Haters in Washington are desperate. They can’t find a way to bring down the president, so they’re carpet bombing everyone around him.

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Column | Can you survive without reading these 21 books?

Not everyone appreciates being told to “chill out” about unmet goals.

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Column | You’re not just another pretty Facebook

Dear Facebook ...

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Column | Who controls your kids’ lives?

Former Republican Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas was fond of telling a story about his time stumping for educational change.

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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.