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My plate this Thanksgiving will be half full

My plate this Thanksgiving will be half full

We all know people who always see a glass as half empty. It is tough to be around them and their unrelenting pessimism. Then there is the other bunch, those bright, sunshiny, “half full” types, who always see the best in everything. They can be equally exhausting with...

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Indiana voters shamefully and prominently elect Morales

Indiana voters shamefully and prominently elect Morales

As I write, votes are still being counted in many places across America. That vital process, which has defined who we are since the dawn of the republic, had a big night Tuesday. So did voters. In most places, that is. Just not in Indiana. It would be easy to...

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A long weekend in Washington is good for the soul

A long weekend in Washington is good for the soul

Over the years, I have had the good luck of being able to visit our nation’s capital in Washington D.C. many times. I once regularly had pressing work-related reasons to go. Those reasons might be so-called big-deal visits to “The Hill” or crucial meetings with some...

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How do voters figure out what candidates really mean?

How do voters figure out what candidates really mean?

I wonder every election if voters fully understand what candidates are really saying to them during campaigns. Some years, I’m sure voters get it. Lately, it seems to be getting tougher. A couple of issues this year are making things particularly difficult: inflation...

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