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One of this age's great crank ideas, that the U.S. is a "republic" and not a "democracy," is gaining so much ground that people in Michigan are trying to rewrite textbooks to get rid of the term … more
The PROTECT Act, the health insurance reform bill unveiled last week by 18 Senate Republicans, is aptly named, albeit not for the reason its sponsors suggest. The bill pretends to be about … more
Boy, do I feel sorry for Lori Loughlin’s daughters.It’s been all over the news that Loughlin and her husband allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes to get their two girls into the University of … more
Tax season is upon us, which gives us a choice: Laugh or cry. I choose to laugh.Dave Barry offers useful advice for getting through this trying time:"It's income tax time again, Americans: time to … more
What do most Americans know about science?If a March 28 Pew Research Center poll is to be believed, not nearly enough. And at a time when knowledge and facts are under assault as they have not been … more
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has called for an investigation into why the Federal Aviation Administration certified the Boeing 737 Max and whether the agency is getting too close to the corporations it … more
Every American voter, no matter where they live, should be politically relevant in every presidential election. Every state — red, blue, or purple, small, medium or large — should play an equally … more
Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a thin tissue of dubious reforms hurt the GOP badly in the 2018 midterm election. So you might think that President Donald … more
"I think electing Republicans is better than electing Democrats," said Rep. David Lewis, a Republican member of the North Carolina general assembly's redistricting committee. "So, I drew this map to … more
A credible case can be made that conservatives face considerable hostility at some universities. The problem may not be nearly as pervasive as some right-wing activists assert, but high-profile … more
Ideally, a pregnant minor should tell her parents if she's seeking an abortion. Ideally she should also tell her parents if she plans to continue the pregnancy and if she plans to give up the … more
President Donald Trump scored a significant political and legal victory on Sunday. Attorney General William Barr, in a brief summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the 2016 … more
The late, brilliant comedian Joan Rivers' favorite catchphrase was "Grow up!" It was said in jest, but meant in earnest to wake her shocked audiences from their stupor long enough to realize that her … more
The headline of Mark Zuckerberg's 3,200-word blog post Wednesday — "A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking" — might lead you to believe that the Facebook chief executive had decided … more
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