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Let children vote. Even 13-year-olds.

On the second night of the Democratic National Convention, New Yorker staff writer Lauren Collins commented: “Strange little uncontestable truism of political rhetoric, that children are the sole factor driving our desires and decisions.”<p>It is strange that our politicians spend so much time fawning …

Democratic National Convention

Most people grow out of middle school. Not Donald Trump.

Perhaps the best way to understand Donald Trump is as a case of arrested development.<p>In terms of personality and worldview, Trump is stuck in middle school. Early middle school.<p>And that’s being charitable.<p>Part of growing up is developing self-control. Trump never has. Listen to him in the …

Donald Trump

Keep politicians out of the doctor’s office

On June 27, I took a deep breath and cracked an enormous lead-plaintiff smile. The U.S. Supreme Court had just ruled in favor of abortion access, striking down clinic-shutdown laws in my home state of Texas and affirming that all women deserve compassion, respect and dignity in making their health …

Health Care

If Clinton loses, blame the email controversy and the media

If Hillary Clinton loses the<p>presidential electionin November, we will know the reason. The email controversy did her candidacy in. But it needed a helping hand — and the news media readily supplied that.<p>My analysis of media coverage in the four weeks surrounding both parties' national conventions …