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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 …

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 …

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 …

If Clinton loses, blame the email controversy and the media

If Hillary Clinton loses the presidential election in 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 …

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