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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.

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Column | Jared Kushner’s No Good, Very Bad Week

It’s been a rough week in Washington for Jared Kushner. Kushner – a senior advisor to his father-in-law, President Trump - has been formally downgraded from his Top Secret security clearance. As of the time of writing, he appears to be staying in the White House, ostensibly continuing work on his massive portfolio via a temporary clearance of a lesser level.

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Column | Parkland School Shooting Is Your Government at Rest

During his nationwide ‘Don’t Blame Me’ tour, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told the Miami Herald he was unable to arrest the Parkland school shooter prior to the attack because “his deputies were legally ‘handcuffed.’”

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Column | Congress should make relief permanent

With wages rising and the economy strengthening, the most important priority for Congress in 2018 should be to lock in these historic accomplishments.

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Column | So long, foods of my 1970s childhood

The Wall Street Journal article made me both hungry and wistful.

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Column | Mohave County is not a dump

It’s that time of the year again. Great weather is rapidly approaching, the county’s scenic mountains and the beautiful desert areas are just begging to be explored.

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Column | Protect kids or confiscate guns?

In days gone by, a massacre of students like the atrocity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School would have brought us together.

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Column | Do You Trust Trump on Gun Control?

Donald Trump, the man who needs a cue-card to feign basic human empathy, is serious about gun control? Yeah, right. This is still the same president whose promises far outperform his actual ability to carry them out.

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Column | Republicans Avoid Becoming an Election Piñata

The stubborn intransigence of the Partido Democrata de los Estados Unidos may have just cost it the 2018 midterm election.

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Column | Dismantling the domination of deterrence theory

Deterrence theory became widely popular in the 1970s, and it has had an enormous impact on contemporary crime control policies, particularly in the U.S.

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Column | ‘We have to do something’

The gun control debate is complex. It pits rights against duties.

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Column | I had a surprising chat about Russia with my barber

“I hope all these guys go to jail.”

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Column | George Washington’s history? It’s complicated

“What do you mean that America’s youth know little about George Washington, except that he was a slave owner?”

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Column | The motives behind the massacre

“Enough is enough!” “This can’t go on!” “This has to stop!”

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Column | Washington should let states set pot policy

As states increasingly opt to make the production, sales, and consumption of marijuana legal, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions is insisting on prosecuting any violation of federal anti-cannabis laws to the full extent, creating a roadblock to reform.

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Column | Trump wants new bridges without paying for them

President Donald Trump’s plan to spend $200 billion in federal money to somehow spur $1.5 trillion in state, local and private investment in infrastructure reconstruction elicited a collective eyeroll when it was finally made public on Monday.

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Column | My genuine bipartisan compromise offer

The nation just witnessed what the OpMedia and the Commentariat like to call “bipartisan legislation.”

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Column | Now is the time to politicize gun violence

Now is the time to politicize gun violence. In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, how can we not?

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Column | Art brings a community together and creates icons

The installation of public art is almost always controversial.

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Column | Stop worrying so much about Tide pods

My New York friend Larry was nearly out of breath on the phone ...