ArchiveNovember 6, 2017

The Downside Of Screentime Exposed

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I was the mean mom that limited computer time. My kids were allowed to play educational games on the computer for a limited amount of time each day. I did not allow them to have a gaming system until the youngest was 10. Time on it was also limited. I was also the mom that provided my kids with stupid phones, mostly for my convenience in being able to track their whereabouts as a working mom...

Rubio: Tax Reform Should Help American Families

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In an op-ed for The New York Times, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.), implores his colleagues in the Senate to work harder to ease tax burdens on American middle-class families. Rubio, who owed more than $100,000 in student loans after graduating law school, says comprehensive tax reform would allow American families to get the most out of their-hard earned money. “Tax reform is a key part of...

In Alec Baldwin’s Twitter Meltdown, a Grain of Truth

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Yesterday, Alec Baldwin had yet another public meltdown on Twitter and ended up shutting down his account–again. He’ll be back, of course, for another go. In the meantime, it’s worth noting that, in the comments that started it all, he made a valid point. Let me start by saying that I’m not among the many conservatives and Republicans (those two groups are often different...

The Eagles Offense Was So Good Yesterday, It Caused This Unforeseen Problem

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It’s good to be a Philadelphia Eagles fan these days, unless you need the experience of stadium gimmicks to pump you up and have a good time. Yesterday’s 51-23 crushing of the Denver Broncos led the team to a league-best 8 wins with only 1 loss. The “offensive explosion” meant that so many fireworks were shot off after Eagles scores that the stadium ran out of them, according to Fox 29. Fans were...

Physicist Sean Carroll claims to know what happens when we die

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An online publication called The Express reported that physicist Sean Carroll claims to know what happens when we die as if it was some recent revelation, but it was actually old news. In this particular interview, Dr. Carroll said: Claims that some form of consciousness persists after our bodies die and decay into their constituent atoms face one huge, insuperable obstacle: the laws of physics...

Save the Adoption Tax Credit

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Sadly, Republicans in Congress want to kill the adoption tax credit. While its “cost” to the tax plan amounts to only around $1 million of the $1.5 trillion total cost, the adoption tax credit makes it possible for many people to adopt who otherwise would not. Most children are adopted into lower middle income and middle income families. The cost of an adoption runs upwards of $60,000...

Why Churchgoers In Texas Were Unarmed

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In the wake of the deadly church shooting in Texas, a common question has been why no one in the congregation was carrying a gun since Texas law allows both open and concealed carry. The shooting was interrupted by a man who lived next to the church rather than an armed member of the congregation. Texas has long allowed concealed carry and an open carry law went into effect in 2016. Texas law...

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