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Here’s What You Need To Know About Alfie Evans’ Tragic Case

I couldn’t wait to meet our son. As he came, there was a lot on my mind—the pain, the thought of meeting my son, wondering what my daughter would think, hoping the birth went well and that he would be heal

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The Vote Is A Precious Thing. Maybe We Shouldn’t Hand It To Children.

There’s a picture hanging on the wall at my parents’ house—it’s a beautifully ornate wedding certificate that makes mine look like a piece of trash (no seriously—mine looks a piece of paper

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No Vox.com, White People Aren’t Afraid of Being Replaced

My daughter’s currently obsessed with the movie “The Boss Baby” (or “Mean Baby” as she puts it). At one point in the film, Tim—the seven-year-old who’s feeling the squeeze of

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Here’s What You Need to Know About the Burn Pits

When I first moved back to the United States after living abroad, I worked at the local Dairy Queen to make ends meet while my husband and I worked through the immigration process. During a particularly busy Saturday aft

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No, We DON’T Actually Care About The Children

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece imploring my fellow Americans to—if we truly want to protect our children—do three things in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting: Sto

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Wanna Keep Our Kids Safe? Here's How.

“You’re either with us or against us,” said one student attending the anti-gun rally in Tallahassee this week. Today, as one wise relative recently expressed to me, "the opinions/biases of

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Here's My DACA Deal

Those of you who have read my work for any period of time know the lengths my husband and I had to go through to be together here in the United States. Piles of paperwork; thousands of dollars; months of separation&

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Five Things You Should Know About The Obamas’ Portraitists

Back in college, I took an Art History course that I largely enjoyed…except for the mandatory field trip to the area modern art museum. It’s just not my cup of tea; I’ll take Monet over Warhol any day&

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Let's Talk About Daniel Shaver

I did something the other day that I routinely criticize others for doing. I reacted to a video emotionally, with zero context, zero insight, and zero research. I watched the officer-involved shooting of Daniel Shaver

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Parents: Don’t Teach Your Kids to be Racist Jerks in the Name of Political Correctness and Racial Penance

I remember being about eight years old, and the movie of the year was Pocahontas. When Halloween rolled around that year—well, you can guess what I wanted to be. I begged my mom for the costume, and she made time a

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Here’s the Real Reason Why the Left Hates the Second Amendment

Pregnancy’s a real trip. The heartburn, the aches, the pains, the sleepless nights—it’s a real carnival. One of these sleepless nights this past week, as I was flipping through my phone at 3 am, wish

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Yes, Harvey Did Showcase America At Its Best

A few weeks ago my family and I were out at a small-town festival when suddenly an elderly woman in a motorized wheelchair took a tumble over the side of a street curb. Within seconds she was surrounded by people. A coup

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