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Can the Democratic Party Make a Comeback in 2018?

Clare Foran, The AtlanticBut the unique circumstances of the Alabama race, where Moore faced allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, aren’t likely to be replicated. The party also hasn’t yet proved that it can win national races in states that flipped from blue to red during the 2016 presidential election. … Read the referenced story here: Can the Democratic Party Make a Comeback in 2018?

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Mueller Needs to Make a Change

Andrew McCarthy, Washington PostThat this is a fair question to ask is itself troubling. Our justice system strives to avoid the appearance of impropriety. Sure, we pounce when we detect actual corruption. But the rule of law requires that the public integrity of law enforcement be safeguarded. It is not enough to be fair. Things must appear fair — even more so when a special counsel, appointed precisely to avoid the appearance of bias, is concerned. … Read the referenced story here: Mueller Needs to Make a Change

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US Immigration Activists Make Push for DACA on National Mall

Undocumented immigrants, DACA recipients and immigrant rights advocates on Wednesday officially opened Dream Act Central, a tent space on Washington’s National Mall that will serve as headquarters for a final push this year to urge Congress to pass legislation replacing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. More than 900 immigrant youths and their families are scheduled to stop at the temporary headquarters in the next two weeks to share their stories and visit lawmakers in Congress.  In front of the tent, a large-screen television has been erected facing Capitol…

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You Sit More Than 9 Hours Per Day So Make Sure You Sit Up Right

Physical inactivity is believed to be the second most cause of death currently, in the United States. According to recent studies, inactive behavior measured by the time spent sitting, leads to high rates of diseases such as; cardiovascular, obesity and type 2 Diabetes. Sitting in your office for an extended period has many implications for your health. It causes a back pain or relatively increases an existing strain. Prolonged sitting in an inert posture leads to increase in the level of stress at the back and shoulders which leads to…

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How to Make Parenting More Joyful and Less Stressful

Parents these days spend a lot more attention and time on their children compared to that in the past. A recent analysis of 11 wealthy countries estimates that in 1965, the average mother spent 54 minutes a day caring for children, that number doubled to 104 minutes in 2012. And the time men spend caring for their kids has jumped from 16 minutes a day to 59.[1] Take a look at these graphs that show the trend of time spent with children since the 1960s: Every parent wants what’s best…

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Jones Tries to Make AL Race at Least Partly About Him

Charles Bethea, New YorkerOn Friday afternoon, Doug Jones, the Alabama Democrat running against the Republican Roy Moore for Jeff Sessions’s former Senate seat, was stuck at home, snowed in by a light dusting in the Birmingham area, working on his “honey-do list.” The election is Tuesday. “It’s so unusual, this snow in December,” he told me over the phone, laughing. “Kind of like a Democrat in Alabama, right?” A Democrat seeking statewide office in Alabama is at a natural disadvantage, but Moore would seem to have his own obstacles to…

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9 Baking Tools That Will Make Your Life Better

It’s the time of year when the kitchen seems to have a permanent dusting of flour on all surfaces. I sort of give up on deep cleaning until the cookie season has ended. Sound familiar?! Continue reading “9 Baking Tools That Will Make Your Life Better” » … Read the referenced recipe here: 9 Baking Tools That Will Make Your Life Better

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Macron Urges Netanyahu to Make Gestures For Peace

French President Emmanuel Macron urged visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make a move toward peace with the Palestinians in the wake of U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has sparked a wave of protests in the Arab and Muslim world. VOA’s Zlatica Hoke reports fresh protests took place in Egypt, Lebanon, Pakistan and elsewhere on Sunday. … Read the referenced story here: Macron Urges Netanyahu to Make Gestures For Peace

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Will misconduct scandals make men wary of women at work?

AP Photo/Eric Risberg NEW YORK (AP) — Some women, and men, worry the same climate that’s emboldening women to speak up about sexual misconduct could backfire by making some men wary of female colleagues. Forget private meetings and get-to-know-you dinners. Beware of banter. Think twice before a high-ranking man mentors a young female staffer. “I have already heard the rumblings of a backlash: ‘This is why you shouldn’t hire women,’” Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg wrote in a recent post . “So much … Read the referenced story here: Will…

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