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“We need to be able to have civil conversations in this country about our differences . . . All too often we demonize the messenger, because we don’t like the message.”  ~ Carly Fiorina   In case you missed it, Carly Fiorina and the women of The View had a political debate of their own. […]
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“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”  ~ Benjamin Franklin   I hated being called on in class.  I absolutely loved school and was (almost) always prepared.  Yet I dreaded speaking in class, especially in law school where you were on the spot for the whole […]
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“I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.”  ~ Margaret Thatcher I love the political season.  I make popcorn and am glued to the television for every debate.  There’s something really special about […]
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It’s beginning to feel a lot like fall.  There’s a chill in the air and pumpkin-flavored everything on the shelves.  There’s hot cider and caramel apples.  Chili is on the stove and football is on TV.  The seasonal Halloween stores are open, and the search for costumes has begun. Personally, I’ve never been a big […]
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Recently, two women became the first females ever to graduate from the U.S. Army’s elite Ranger School.  My first thought:  Very, very impressive.  (For me, it’s a good day if I can hold a plank longer than a minute.  Or, if I can do push-ups from my toes instead of my knees).  My second thought: […]
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I heard a friend say once that she was very offended that men tend to open doors for women.  She felt this gesture implies that women are incapable of opening doors for themselves.  She acknowledged that the act is polite but resented gender as the basis for doing so.  Rather, she argued, men and women […]
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