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I had taken about 15 steps into the Chicago Art Institute’s spring exhibit, “Helen Frankenthaler Prints: The Romance of a New Medium,” when I heard what I dreaded I would. “This looks like something a five-year-old made,” an older man muttered to his wife. It …

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The Big Bank Regulatory Reform Isn't What You Think

The pendulum swings.It swung in the direction of super-tight regulation of the nation’s banks during, and immediately after, the financial crisis of 2008. And now it is swinging in the opposite direction. President Trump and congressional Republicans, along with a handful of Democrats, have pushed …

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I fell in love with my schoolteacher and I haven't forgotten her

It was 1988 in Petal, Mississippi, and I was in love. My third-grade student teacher, Ms. Smith, had stolen my heart. Continue Reading....

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God may have put you in a lonely place for an incredible reason

Cigna released their U.S. Loneliness Survey this month and reported that loneliness among Americans has reached “epidemic levels.” Continue Reading....

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Conservatives Outraged Trump Has Not Withdrawn Colombia Ambassador Pick

Conservatives in the Washington diplomatic community are expressing outrage that President Trump has not rescinded the nomination of a career foreign service officer who was a part of Hillary Clinton’s inner circle at the State Department to become U.S. ambassador to Colombia. The Senate Foreign …

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Clinton Bashes ‘Troubling’ Electoral College as ‘Odd System’

Hillary Clinton continued to attack the Electoral College system used to elect U.S. presidents on Friday, calling it an “odd system” and contrary to the idea of “one person, one vote.” “I know this is another really obvious thing to say. Vote in every election, …

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Kaine Signals Support for Legislation to Strengthen Power of Organized Labor

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) signaled his support Friday for legislation to strengthen the power of unions to recruit members and negotiate with employers. Kaine, who is running for re-election this year, joined a majority of his Democratic colleagues in the Senate by co-sponsoring the Workplace Action …

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A Marine Gets His Medals

In Scranton, a Memorial Day lesson from the Vietnam War. Continue Reading....

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Democrats Cash In on Tax Reform

How progressive states are quietly exploiting the new federal tax law. Continue Reading....

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A Crackdown on Russian Money

British MPs call for sanctioning Putin’s oligarchs in London. Continue Reading....

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