Once, I recall saying something negative to my wife about feminism.
When I opened my front door Wednesday morning after little sleep and numb from a bad dream that wasn't a dream, a dreary rainfall glazed the sidewalk as two neighbors gazed blankly in my direction.
Wednesday brought a blue tragic morning, and 59 million people share my sorrow. We the women are shell-shocked and gobsmacked. Hillary Clinton even won the popular vote -- salt in the cut. If a bright shining leader of her generation came so close to being the first female president, only to lose, what woman will win the White House in our lifetime?
In the United States, we observe two holidays to honor those who have served our nation through military service.
Veterans Day doesn't have the longest holiday history.
"In victory, magnanimity!" said Winston Churchill.
Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes. But in the case of our criminal justice system, it may also be the mother of compassion.
For all the blathering nonsense that cable news networks have dumped on Americans during this brain-atrophying presidential campaign, there are only three words that mattered.
So this is how it happens.
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