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Democrats Spend Father’s Day Protesting Trump’s Family Separation Policy

Democrats Spend Father’s Day Protesting Trump’s Family Separation Policy

June 18, 2018

“They came to this country in search of the protection and refuge that the proud inscription on the Statue of Liberty promises to those fleeing terror,” Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said. “They are being welcomed by more terror. What could be more terrifying than having your [child] taken from your arms?”

The Cedars Of Lebanon

The Cedars Of Lebanon

June 12, 2018

We’ve constructed our society just like nature laid out its soil. In some places, there’s more than enough water and nutrients and depth for grand trees to take root and thrive for hundreds of years. Elsewhere, the limestone lies too close to the surface, and floods wash away what little topsoil remains.

George Orwell Offers Advice From 1946 On Writing Today

George Orwell Offers Advice From 1946 On Writing Today

June 11, 2018

“Literature is doomed if liberty of thought perishes,” wrote Orwell. “Not only is it doomed in any country which retains a totalitarian structure; but any writer who adopts the totalitarian outlook, who finds excuses for persecution and the falsification of reality, thereby destroys himself as a writer.”

Vote For Me! For Second Place, At Least?

Vote For Me! For Second Place, At Least?

June 10, 2018

What if we’ve been electing our politicians the wrong way? Voters in Maine will tackle that question on Tuesday. It will be the first time the method — known as ranked-choice, or instant-runoff, voting — is used in a statewide election.

Women Surge On Night Of Electoral Firsts

Women Surge On Night Of Electoral Firsts

June 6, 2018

Congress moved a step closer to getting its first Native American woman and its youngest ever woman, while South Dakota looks likely to elect its first female governor.