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Our children, our future – bridging the partisan divide

This week, as they did last week in Cleveland, hundreds of interest groups and lobbyists will be in Philadelphia for the presidential convention. However, one critical group is not present – our children. 

Our children’s...

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Killing with robots increases militarization of police

As in many cities around the country, Black Lives Matter held a demonstration in Dallas to protest the police shootings of two more black men, Alton Sterling of Louisiana and Philando Castile of Minnesota. During the demonstration, Micah Xavier...

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The youth vote—a unicorn worth hunting in 2016

As a college student soon to vote in my first presidential election, I am always perplexed by what seems to be an odd paradox: all candidates clamor for the “youth vote,” and tout it is as a symbol of great importance indicative of their broad...

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Instead of being bold, Clinton errs in picking Kaine

Hillary Clinton lost me – and I suspect the election - at Kaine.

Tim Kaine, by all accounts, is a good man, but he's a bad choice to be Hillary's vice presidential nominee.

Clinton consistently misreads the populace. It's why...

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Cruz’s gamble for the GOP

Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Sen. Ted Cruz declared war. Not on ISIS, unfortunately, but on any Republican that backs Donald Trump. In Cruz’s primetime speech at the convention, Cruz refused to endorse the...

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Time to terminate nation’s policing crisis once and for all

The killing of hundreds of African Americans each year nationwide is an unbearable tragedy that demands an urgent response. We have failed to stop abuses from law enforcement and must make necessary changes, but we must also condemn the killing...

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