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If there was one place where the moderate Republican could make a brave last stand, it was at the Metropolitan Republican Club on Manhattan's Upper East Side. New York County (Manhattan) was one of the few counties outside Ohio to prefer John Kasich over Trump in the 2016 primaries.

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It's against the law to discriminate in employment. As an old lawyer, I firmly subscribe to the canon of young doctors and old lawyers.

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In recent months, the political leadership of two neighboring countries with large immigration programs issued very different messages. They would be the United States and Canada.

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Now after much time has passed and for those who have taken the time to have read the Army report and many of the transcripts of the Bergdahl trial, I have to wonder about a few things. Yes, he did walk away from his post, let’s get that out there.

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In 1988, Lee Atwater, George Bush's campaign manager, vowed to make "Willie Horton" (real name, William Horton) Michael Dukakis' running mate. And he did, with the help of Larry McCarthy and an ad that featured a terrifying mug shot of a black murderer who had been released from prison on a …

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Sadly, our increasing civil discourse has prompted two deranged individuals to engage in terrible acts of violence. One of them, a rabid Trump supporter, sent pipe bombs through the mail to a number of prominent Democrats. Fortunately, none of the bombs detonated and no one was injured. Law …

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As someone who has been trying to get a woman on the ticket since 1984, I'm glad that the Democratic Party has so many women stars, starting with Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. But in watching them both in action last week, I was pretty terrified, not for myself but for the Democ…

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You'd think that, with stocks still up for the year and the new tax law smiling on big earners, the financial community would be gung-ho for Donald Trump and congressional Republicans. But it's not. For the first time in a good while, Wall Street is giving more in direct donations to Democra…

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Unable to find a fatal flaw in our far-flung public mail delivery network, the anti-Postal Service forces manufactured a fake flaw. In 2006, then-president George W. Bush, congressional Republican leaders, the powerful "privatizer lobby" (including FedEx, UPS and Wall Street speculators) and Koch-funded think tanks and Astroturf front groups colluded to put a one-of-a-kind paper "debt" on the books of USPS. Congress enacted a postal-service "enhancement" provision requiring the public postal corporation to pre-fund the health and pension benefits for all postal-service retirees 75 year…

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If there was one place where the moderate Republican could make a brave last stand, it was at the Metropolitan Republican Club on Manhattan's Upper East Side. New York County (Manhattan) was one of the few counties outside Ohio to prefer John Kasich over Trump in the 2016 primaries.

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It's against the law to discriminate in employment. As an old lawyer, I firmly subscribe to the canon of young doctors and old lawyers.

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In recent months, the political leadership of two neighboring countries with large immigration programs issued very different messages. They would be the United States and Canada.

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Now after much time has passed and for those who have taken the time to have read the Army report and many of the transcripts of the Bergdahl trial, I have to wonder about a few things. Yes, he did walk away from his post, let’s get that out there.

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In 1988, Lee Atwater, George Bush's campaign manager, vowed to make "Willie Horton" (real name, William Horton) Michael Dukakis' running mate. And he did, with the help of Larry McCarthy and an ad that featured a terrifying mug shot of a black murderer who had been released from prison on a …

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Sadly, our increasing civil discourse has prompted two deranged individuals to engage in terrible acts of violence. One of them, a rabid Trump supporter, sent pipe bombs through the mail to a number of prominent Democrats. Fortunately, none of the bombs detonated and no one was injured. Law …

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As someone who has been trying to get a woman on the ticket since 1984, I'm glad that the Democratic Party has so many women stars, starting with Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. But in watching them both in action last week, I was pretty terrified, not for myself but for the Democ…

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You'd think that, with stocks still up for the year and the new tax law smiling on big earners, the financial community would be gung-ho for Donald Trump and congressional Republicans. But it's not. For the first time in a good while, Wall Street is giving more in direct donations to Democra…

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Donald Trump said, "If the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local law enforcement authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!"

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Americans are hurting as their country descends into dysfunction, polarization and widespread anger. Democrats are feeling an extra dose of despair with the elevation of the intemperate and partisan Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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For some time, we have been subjected to politicians working to divide our country; pitting race against race, gender against gender, party against party, and young against old. All these divisions have come to a head as the left does everything possible to prevent the confirmation of a cons…

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It was 40 years ago that Judge J. Skelly Wright wrote a decision for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit — Judge Kavanagh's Court — overruling the corroboration requirement in sexual assault cases. "This one's for you," he said, after reading the only bench memo I ever wrote for h…

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How did we get here? The Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination circus didn't happen by accident. The emergence of incredible — and by "incredible," I mean the literal Merriam-Webster definition of "too extraordinary and improbable to be believed" — accusers in the 11th hour was no mistake.

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A few months ago, a writer to The Sun was angry that many progressive Americans are calling themselves “resisters” to Trump, his supporters, and his agenda. Of course, the other choice is to remain apathetic to rally in “unity” behind Trump. Unity is a good thing but not when it does not tru…

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President Trump was proud of his nominee, understandably so. His opening statement, reminiscent of Clarence Thomas' claim that his confirmation hearing was "a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks," could have been written or delivered by the president. But Justice Thomas was confirmed 27 yea…

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In 2016, roughly 1200 sections of New Hampshire Statutes were amended, repealed, or added by the Legislature, with roughly five sections added and eleven amended for every one repealed.

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Thursday is shaping up to be the Trump presidency's "Gunfight at O.K. Corral." That day, the fates of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and much else, may be decided.

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It's not Brett Kavanaugh's fault that the anonymous complaint against him was not properly handled when it came to the Senate Judiciary Committee's attention in July. The committee reportedly dismissed it as too old and anonymous.

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There are always those who are willing to invest their time, talent and resources to blaze a new trail in the business world. Many fail in their effort to bring to market a new product that will fill a market need at a price people are willing to pay. Often, those with the entrepreneurial dr…

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When I talk with my colleagues in health care, the biggest concern that echoes for human resources professionals in the industry is how to hire and retain the skilled employees we need. According to a number of projections, health care jobs will represent a significant percentage of the empl…

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The Pledge, a candidate's commitment to oppose broad-based sales and income taxes, has been an article of faith for winning New Hampshire politicians for nearly half a century. It has the ring of virtue in our “Live Free or Die” State, is oft cited as a part of the New Hampshire Advantage, a…

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In 1982, James Q. Wilson and his Harvard colleague George Kelling offered a simple idea that had a profound effect on policing: "If a window in a building is broken and is left unrepaired, all the rest of the windows will soon be broken." And that is not simply a blight for the neighbors but…

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While I don’t expect everyone to agree the with the opinions I write, I do have the hope that people will get the big picture and apply a reasoned judgement; applying the same standards to all and not having one set of rules for one party and a different set of rules for the other. However, …

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Early on Sunday morning, April 1, our Head Fool received a report from his most trusted intelligence source. "Small army of migrants marching toward the United States," headlined his favorite show, Fox & Friends. The commander-in-chief wasted no time in responding to this imminent threat…

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Media outlets this week are all over a new Pew study that finds, the headlines promise, that President Trump's support is not quite as broad and not quite as happy as his stunningly stable approval rating might suggest.

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I awoke last week to read that over 350 newspapers from 43 different states and territories took the time to answer a challenge from the Boston Globe. These newspapers answered the president’s assertion that the press is the “Enemy of the People.” And on that same day — August 16 — the president of the United States again attacked the press via Twitter.

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America's political history has been written in the fierce narrative of war — not only our country's many military clashes with foreign nations, but also our own unending war for democracy in the U.S.

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Friday, deep into the 17th year of America's longest war, Taliban forces overran Ghazni, a provincial capital that sits on the highway from Kabul to Kandahar. The ferocity of the Taliban offensive brought U.S. advisers along with U.S. air power, including a B-1 bomber, into the battle.

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Why is it considered "liberal" to compel others to say or fund things they don't believe? That's a question raised by three Supreme Court decisions this year. And it's a puzzling development for those of us old enough to remember when liberals championed free speech — even advocacy of sedition or sodomy — and conservatives wanted government to restrain or limit it.

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Have you heard? A woman who recently ran for president got nearly 3 million more votes than Donald Trump. Only the Electoral College — actually, a few thousand ballots in three key states — delivered the presidency to the current POTUS. And that was with an assist from Russia.

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On July 19, the Knesset voted to change the nation's Basic Law. Israel was declared to be, now and forever, the nation-state and national home of the Jewish people. Hebrew is to be the state language.

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In early June, I traveled to "The Valley," as the McAllen-Brownsville area of Texas is called, down where the Rio Grande empties into the Gulf of Mexico. This river, one of the longest in the U.S., forms the entire Texas-Mexico border, meandering south and east 1,250 miles from our far-west desert city of El Paso to the semi-tropical tip of my state. Its cartographic function aside, the narrow and shallow Rio Grande has historically been viewed by families in the region as more a connector than a divider, and it has long fostered a rich, cross-fertilized culture along its length, uniting generations of us Americanos with our Mexicano neighbors.

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With so much attention being paid to President Trump’s alleged extramarital affairs by the “get Trump” cadre of press and politicians, I thought I would do a little research on the subject. What I found was volumes of information that date as far back as George Washington. The research divulged a lot of information that appears to be factual, and a fairly equal amount that seems to be mere gossipy speculations; unverified.

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My son was in the other room on the phone, and he sounded like me, which is not always a good thing. By the time I caught on, he was asking for the supervisor's supervisor. Usually, he gets mad at me when I lose it with customer service representatives, but here he was, channeling me at my worst.

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Donald Trump once famously said that he could "stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody" and not "lose any voters." He hasn't shot anyone, though he's seriously wounded a number of economic interests. The most serious casualties, however, are far from Fifth Avenue. America's urban gentry, who overwhelmingly did not vote for Trump, are doing just fine.

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"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce," a saying attributed to Karl Marx, comes to mind in this time of Trump.

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The president tweeted the following a couple of weeks ago: "We cannot allow our country to be overrun by illegal immigrants as the Democrats tell their phony stories of sadness and grief, hoping it will help them in the elections."

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It costs a pretty penny to earn a diploma in stupid.

The annual list price to attend Boston University — including tuition, fees, room and board — currently rounds out to $70,000. To acquire a degree in economics from this tony institution of higher learning, an undergrad must complete courses in calculus, microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis, empirical economics, statistics and assorted electives.

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What's in a name? By definition, the name of a person, place or thing is its personal designation... a distinct way of being known to others. Unless, of course, it's the opposite — a label meant to disguise who or what a person or thing really is. In other words, a fake name.

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Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have "never been worse." He then added pointedly, that just changed "about four hours ago."

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As the division within the our country continues to swell, it might be time to take a look back to see how the seeds of divisiveness were planted . . . what events took place that have caused some to choose party over country.

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Theater, much like Japan's Kabuki — that's all the Supreme Court confirmation process is. Donald Trump's presentations of his two nominees, Judge Neil Gorsuch last year and Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Monday, were uncharacteristically graceful — a worthy theatrical innovation, in the view of even some Trump critics.

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Donald Trump said, "If the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local law enforcement authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!"

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Americans are hurting as their country descends into dysfunction, polarization and widespread anger. Democrats are feeling an extra dose of despair with the elevation of the intemperate and partisan Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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For some time, we have been subjected to politicians working to divide our country; pitting race against race, gender against gender, party against party, and young against old. All these divisions have come to a head as the left does everything possible to prevent the confirmation of a cons…

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It was 40 years ago that Judge J. Skelly Wright wrote a decision for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit — Judge Kavanagh's Court — overruling the corroboration requirement in sexual assault cases. "This one's for you," he said, after reading the only bench memo I ever wrote for h…

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How did we get here? The Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination circus didn't happen by accident. The emergence of incredible — and by "incredible," I mean the literal Merriam-Webster definition of "too extraordinary and improbable to be believed" — accusers in the 11th hour was no mistake.