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The story of how my dad came to meet me

Today, at 3:09 PM EST, I will have completed my 51st trip around the sun. To mark the occasion, my father, who I’ve never known to write much in the way of family history, wrote a long, detailed letter about coming to see me, after hearing that my mother had gone into labor. Here, because […]

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Trump just warned that Mueller’s investigation has offended Putin, and that “people will die” if it continues.

There doesn’t seem to be audio yet, but it’s being reported by several new agencies that, today, while flying aboard Air Force One from Da Nang to Hanoi, Trump doubled down on his ‘the Russia investigation is fake news’ narrative, telling members of the press that he’s chosen to accept the word of Vladimir Putin […]

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Like something straight out of North Korea, the USA Freedom Kids serenade Donald Trump with a song about his incredible courage, strength and wisdom

I had an incredible post planned for last night, which I know you would have loved. But, two hours into writing it, I curled up next to my toasty warm laptop and fell asleep. So, here’s what I’ve got for you instead… the USA Freedom Kids lip syncing their jingoriffic knock-off of the 1917 hit […]

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Donald Trump, who unquestionably would have been a war hero if a bone spur in his foot hadn’t kept him from serving in Vietnam, questions the heroism of former prisoner-of-war John McCain

Appearing on stage in Ames, Iowa today at something called the Family Leadership Summit, presidential candidate Donald Trump had the above to say about Republican Senator John McCain, with whom he’s recently been at war on the subject of immigration. [Trump, it would seem, has an issue with McCain for not believing, as he does, […]

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What does it say about our society when even our priests are proudly declaring that they’re prepared to dispense lethal force?

Ann Arbor Catholic priest Ed Fride is in the news today for encouraging his parishioners at Christ the King Catholic Church to arm themselves. In a letter sent out this past weekend to his flock, Fride explained why he carried a weapon, and why the church would likely be hosting more CPL classes on their […]

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