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Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 9:54 AM

I’m in favor of taking care of children.I hope you are, too.You and I might have different politics. One of us might be liberal, one of us might be conservative. One of us might be religious, one of us might be an atheist. One of us might believe the U.S. should be the world’s police, and one of us might believe in isolationism.One thing we should all agree upon is that children deserve to be cared for.

Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 7:42 AM

After watching an entertaining episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” I was compelled to do a little research of my own concerning wage disparity in the U.S.

Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Many of those who oppose gay marriage couch their arguments in the idea that marriage is for procreation. Point out that millions of married couples — gay and straight alike — who want children cannot create them, and most of them will invariably...

Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Thanks to Rick Santorum, the Kansas governor’s race took a very theatrical turn.

Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 9:28 AM

I remember attending a panel discussion at the John F. Kennedy Library on the topic of “transformative presidencies,” at which a pair of Harvard professors and a pair of pundits considered how Barack Obama might find himself up there with Ronald...

Updated Jul 14, 2014 at 8:47 AM

I’ve never been a political consultant, but insulting specific groups of potential voters just doesn’t sound like good strategy.

Updated Jul 14, 2014 at 8:01 AM

The headlines say that the Supreme Court dealt a blow to “Obamacare.” Maybe, and maybe not. What their recent ruling did was to cast a shadow over the approach our country has taken to providing health care to our people. In short, Hobby Lobby...

Posted Jul 10, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin delivered his annual State of the State address in January, and according to Rolling Stone Magazine, Shumlin devoted his entire speech to what he perceived as the state’s biggest threat — heroin addiction.

Updated Jul 3, 2014 at 8:04 AM

The Declaration of Independence didn’t start a war. The 13 American colonies began revolting against their British landlords a few years before. By July 4, 1776, the colonial militias had gained control of their borders and boundaries.

Posted Jul 2, 2014 at 11:01 PM

When DNA comes up in a criminal investigation, people listen. DNA is “the gold standard” of forensic science, nearly beyond question when it comes to a criminal conviction or exoneration. Many believe the identifying power of DNA is infallible and,...

Updated Jul 2, 2014 at 11:55 AM

The Supreme Court just presented us with the best possible argument in favor of a single-payer health care system.

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