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Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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My father worked for the U.S. State Department, and I interned at that institution. I was in the Congressional Liaison Office and had top-secret status, meaning I was allowed to view some secret documents.

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 This week has been designated as “National News Literacy Week,” and it could not be more important or timely as we continue to be bombarded with misinformation, disinformation and downright lies in all corners of the public square.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
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On Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, we celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. I remember when MLK Day was not a holiday, and I would intentionally take the day off to mark his birthday. Now that it is a holiday, I find myself at work, like on every other holiday.

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This year, January 15 marks what would have been Martin Luther King’s 94th birthday, a small reminder that many of the movements he led and the legislation he championed happened a very short time ago. From the Montgomery Bus boycott and the Great March on Washington to the Civil Rights Act …

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
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The election of the speaker of the House took 15 votes. It has not taken that many attempts to confirm the role since 1859, before the Civil War. If there is any doubt that the Republican Party is unmanageable, then this last episode showed how many crazy people are members of its congressio…

Wednesday, January 04, 2023
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I rarely make New Year’s resolutions, because why make a promise to yourself that you’ll break? For instance, I used to resolve that this was the year I would finally take off the weight and keep it off. Well, that resolution has repeatedly crashed against the rocks of time and I’m still ove…

Wednesday, December 28, 2022
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I was mulling over what to write about with a holiday theme for this week’s editorial. The news had been full of analysis of the Jan. 6 committee’s final report and of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s speech before a rare joint session of Congress.

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All people throughout the world ultimately benefit from the singular and collective sacrifices of a few monumental and courageous freedom fighters who have dared to speak out, stand up and act valiantly on behalf of the universal cause of freedom, justice and equality. In the course of human…

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
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I will not be silent on the issues of racial hatred, violence and prejudice. I am speaking out publicly in support of the recent call by billionaire African American business leader and philanthropist Robert F. Smith to stand up against the resurgence of racism and antisemitism in America.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
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It’s not clear whether the opportunity to funnel taxpayer funds into his private business was Donald Trump’s primary motivation for seeking the presidency. What is crystal clear, however, is that he took every opportunity to do just that – and lied about it along the way.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022
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It’s always been important to me to advocate for free speech because it was a catalyst for our democracy and remains one of our nation’s underpinnings. The signers of the Declaration of Independence exercised free speech and in doing so committed treason against their British king. Their bra…

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