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Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 11:14 AM

Welcome to the 2016 Republican National Convention. It has been a lot of things, but it hasn’t been boring.If you starred in a soap opera or reality television show, you had a good shot at a speaking spot. Of course, Scott Baio wasn’t always a reality star, but he always thought “Happy Days” was real. Willie Robertson always knew “Duck Dynasty” was fake.

Updated Jul 14, 2016 at 3:55 PM

We’ve all been there.You say something with great conviction because of your great convictions and then upon further review you wish you could unsay the words that you just said.

Updated Jul 13, 2016 at 11:47 AM

I know politics makes strange bedfellows, but I would give up a lot of sleep before I got into bed with someone who took personal shots at my family or me.

Updated Jul 8, 2016 at 4:26 PM

There have been so many tragic news stories this week that we need a scorecard to keep up. The problem is that we are all losing.Do you know how hard it is to be a police officer?

Updated Jul 1, 2016 at 2:21 PM

The rebellion of the House Democrats started with one moment of silence too many.

Updated Jun 28, 2016 at 12:33 PM

I hate pro-life legislation.Simple logic leads me to be pro life. If nothing happens to that fertilized egg cell, it becomes a child.

Updated Jun 27, 2016 at 2:26 PM

According to Washington’s political pundits Donald Trump’s rise is a history making event that will change American politics and the Republican Party. To his backers he is the answer to “politics as usual,” that has failed the middle class and the...

Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 11:21 AM

After the killing of 49 innocent people dancing in an Orlando, Florida nightclub, my heart shrunk with despair. The familiarity of mass murder is paralyzing because hate cannot be legislated away when such a killer believes his murderous rage is...

Updated Jun 13, 2016 at 12:11 PM

The number of people who are trying to equate Donald Trump’s political rise to Ronald Reagan’s is staggering.Both shared a background in the entertainment industry before becoming candidates, but that is the only true comparison.

Updated Jun 10, 2016 at 12:18 PM

I wrote several weeks ago about the upcoming presidential campaign, arguing that the matchup between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is exactly the matchup we deserve.

Updated Jun 10, 2016 at 11:55 AM

Sure, he was funny, but George Carlin was also an astute observer of the way humans think and behave.One of the things I admired most about him was his disdain for politically correct language and euphemisms.

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