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Updated at 5:00 PM

I’m so old, I read George Orwell’s “1984” in 1984.I also saw Apple’s “1984” ad where a woman dressed as like Hooters waitress smashed the screen of a huge monitor setting the masses free from boring old computers made by “Big Brother” which was a thinly veiled attack on Microsoft.Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton made history. She became the first woman to ever be nominated as a major party presidential candidate.

Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 4:50 PM

Have you ever had an idea that was a really good idea, but when you finally came up with the idea, it was too late to make it become a reality?I know I have. I did just this week.

Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 11:26 AM

Donald Trump joined a very short list Thursday night. There aren’t many people who can say that they have been named a candidate for President of the United States by one of the country’s two major parties.That is a rare honor.

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.

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 7, 2016 at 2:18 PM

“Only facts matter, and the FBI found them here in an entirely apolitical and professional way,” was the way in which FBI Director James Comey wrapped up his extraordinary statement accusing Hillary Clinton and her staff of being “extremely careless...

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...

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