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Politics and civics

Democratic institutions could collapse if Trump returns to the White House

“Victor Orbán, the Prime Minister of Hungary, very tough man, probably the toughest guy there is, frankly toughest in Europe, a lot of people don’t like him because he’s tough, he says,” GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio, earlier this month. The Republican Party has embraced Orbán, inviting him to speak at […]

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Politics and civics

Trump pledges to defund public schools that require vaccines

Donald Trump believes that public schools should not require vaccinations. Never mind that it was mass and mandatory vaccinations that eliminated small pox. That has made measles — highly contagious and not benign — a thing of the past for most. As long as the community vaccination rate remains above 95 percent, that is. As […]

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MemeBusting Quotes

“When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.”

Each time I think about sharing this quote, I go through a protracted search process. Y’all, Maya Angelou did not say, “when people show you who they are, believe them the first time.” That was Oprah Winfrey, in October 2011, paraphrasing Angelou. She prefaced the memory with a 1997 video reflecting on life (relationship) lessons […]