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Thursday, August 17th, 2017 12:26:24

The Last Year at Home

My first memories of dropping our daughter -- and oldest child -- off at preschool revolve around her screaming "Mommy, Mommy," as I walked out the door. She was a toddler and I was returning to work full time. I....

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017 12:25:53

Shades of Gray

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function," wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald in a series of articles named "The Crack-up"....

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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 12:24:52

White House Communications

If you have been on vacation, you may have been buried in a good summer novel and missed the real-life story of Anthony Scaramucci, whose tenure as White House director of communications lasted just 10 days. Though this is no....

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Saturday, July 29th, 2017 12:21:23

News, Information and Infotainment

Watching today's constant battle between the White House and the press is tiresome for spectators and probably even more exhausting for those who are involved in the day to day back and forth. While it might drive ratings, it might....

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Thursday, July 27th, 2017 12:23:50

Senate Should Push Towards Peak Performance

This week, after the press predicted doom for the potential repeal and replacement of Obamacare, Senator John McCain, R., Ariz., who had been diagnosed with brain cancer last week, flew back into Washington to vote for the motion to debate....

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Thursday, July 20th, 2017 12:23:15

Media Hype Forces Friction

Americans' interests and broadcast news coverage are at odds. Additionally, the tendency of the news media to focus on conflict rather than progress helps create an adverse environment for lawmakers. Perhaps we need a change of focus.

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Thursday, July 13th, 2017 12:22:45

Frame of Reference

It's common to hear political debates and read headlines regarding immigration, policy and how welcoming (or unwelcoming) the United States is to those who want to move here. Sometimes, though, some key facts are missing. So bear with me as....

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Thursday, July 6th, 2017 12:22:14

Feeling Free

According to a recent write up by Jon Clifton, a managing partner at Gallup, we have a lot to work on in our country, starting with feeling free. Yes, we celebrated the 241st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence this....

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 12:20:53

The People Want Results

Even with a Republican victory, there are lessons to learn. After weeks of media prognostications and massive money funneling into the special election for the Sixth Congressional District of Georgia, the race was won by Karen Handel, a Republican. Her....

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017 12:20:23

Special Counsel, Independent Investigation?

While the news media and pundits are covering the investigation and potential link between the Russian government and Trump's campaign, their ongoing fascination with who said what, how and to whom can obscure understanding of the larger issues. This might....

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