Mary Ramirez

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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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Ladies, Please Don’t Be Like Ashley Judd

Living in Mexico, I remember sticking out like a sore thumb. Blonde hair, blue eyes, VERY white—I was the epitome of obvious. I didn’t have a car, so to attend school (and later on teach preschool) I was

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Venezuela’s Hell: Could It Happen Here?

I want to challenge you. Could the United States—the beacon of freedom, an economic and military superpower, and perhaps history’s greatest anomaly—ever fall as far as Venezuela? Before we ge

Lifestyle
Dear Unborn Child: Yes, You Have A Gender (And We're Celebrating It)

Dear Unborn Child of Mine: We’ve been waiting for this moment ever since the day we saw those beautiful pink lines.  In just two weeks, we’ll walk into the doctor’s office to see your ultrasound

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End of Watch: Dying on the Thin Blue Line

My daughter’s favorite movie is Disney’s “The Jungle Book” –and she absolutely adores Baloo, the bear. In the next to last scene, everyone thinks Baloo’s been killed by Sher Khan, t

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Fellow Americans: Do You Get How Blessed You Are?

I remember seeing a music video once where, as the song starts, it pans to a scene where one of the guys holds up his U.S. passport and says, “As long as I have this … it really doesn’t matter.”

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Tough Truths: The Case of Philando Castile

The video is heartbreaking. Moments after she live-streamed the death of her boyfriend at the hands of a police officer, a woman cries as she sits in the back of a squad car, her young daughter comforting her, saying

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Dear American Left Part II: It's Time to Get Serious About Your Rhetoric

As tensions heat up between North Korea and the rest of the world, we’re reminded once again of how the tiny despotic regime operates. Among many other disturbing practices, the North Korean starts the anti-Amer

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Dear American Left: This Monster’s On You.

To my friends on the left: You talk a lot about children (ironically in spite of your views on children not yet born). In fact, you reference this group nearly every time you want to combat something a Republican i

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No, Katy Perry- Borders Are The LOVING Thing To Do

It happens at least a dozen times a day. I take something away from my kid; I tell her she can’t do something; I place limits on how far she can go. Limits are hard precisely because they limit—and often m

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