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 By John L. Micek    Opinion    June 29, 2020

'I know my path:' after DACA ruling teen's future looks bright

When she woke up last Thursday morning, 17-year-old Arlette Morales pulled on a “Home is Here” t-shirt. She didn’t know how prophetic it was. Hours later, Morales, who was two years old when...


Election 2020 is an existential fight for the nation's soul

You’ve probably never heard of Erica Newland. And if she had her druthers, it’s a safe bet that she would have preferred it stayed that way. But Newland, a former attorney in the U.S. Department o...


Talking to my daughter about war and 'megafires'

 We were on the way to ballet rehearsal. It’s my favorite 30 minutes of the day. It’s a chance to break away from work, and to touch base with my only child. She’s 14 now. And it won’t be... Full story


No, I don't hate conservatives. I disagree with them.

Not too long ago, an anonymous commenter on one of my columns concluded that I took my stance on a particular issue because I “hate conservatives.” A couple of days later, a progressive friend...


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