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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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Column | Toys were us: A farewell to Geoffrey

As with many national tragedies (like the death of Courage, the first Thanksgiving turkey pardoned by President Obama, and the discontinuation of Crystal Pepsi), we all remember where we were when we heard the recent devastating news that Toys “R” Us was closing all of its U.S. stores.

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Column | MLK’s Legacy: The next 50 years

Decades ago, when I worked in a grocery store, I would frequently have to phone my boss and ask whether to cash a check for a stranger. The questioning would inevitably include, "Is he black?"

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Column | A new kind of gridlock

The Republican Party is in favor of tax cuts and defense spending; the Democratic Party is in favor of increased regulation and social spending. All the other discussion points are designed merely to drive passion.

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Column | Republicans and Democrats running against their leaders

The ties that have historically bound Republicans and Democrats to their respective parties have frayed badly and, in some cases, unraveled altogether, replaced by a strategy rooted in personality and style.

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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.