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I Miss the Old Ted Cruz

The presidential campaign turned him into a cartoon version of the blowhard I knew on the college debate circuit.

Republicans Are Afraid Trump Will Cost Them the Senate. They Should Be.

Trump and Clinton Are Both Detestable. I Can’t Vote for Either of Them.

Write a Done List

It’s just as useful as a to-do list and a lot more fun.

Hillary Drops a Slick Burn on Trump in New Ads Without Lifting a Finger


Mom Let Us Kids Plan All the Vacations

It led to our family’s greatest adventures.


America’s Lost History of Border Violence

Texas Rangers and civilian vigilantes killed thousands of Mexican-Americans. A century later, will the state acknowledge the bloodshed?

Why Parents Should Let Their Kids Plan the Family Vacation

America’s Lost History of Border Violence

Jimmy Kimmel Staffers Read Texts From Their Moms Aloud, and They Are Such Mom Texts

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